A media advisory was released on September 23, 2015, from the Newfoundland and Labrador Executive Council announcing the names of individuals to be invested into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador. Among those named is Mr. Harry Blackmore, immediate past president of SARVAC. To read the media advisory in full, follow the link below: http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2015/exec/0923n06.aspx#.VgWmJ3ZRnxs.facebookRead full story
Ontario is Canada’s most populous province, with roughly 40% of the country’s population at approximately 13,550,900 and has a total area of 1,076,395 square kilometers. Established in 1992, the Ontario Search and Rescue Volunteer Association (OSARVA), is the governing body for Volunteer Search & Rescue teams within the province of Ontario and the liaison between the Ontario […]Read full story
Search and Rescue Manitoba The Province of Manitoba has an area of 649,947 square kilometers, with an amazing 101,591 square kilometers of water surface with a population of 1,265,015 with 789,000 living in the Capital City of Winnipeg. The Search and Rescue Manitoba (SARMAN) Volunteer Association was established by Search and Rescue Manitoba to recognize […]Read full story
Nunavut is Canada’s newest Territory, having been officially separated from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999. With a population of approximately 32,000, it is the largest of the Province or Territory in Canada. Major communities in the Territory include the capital, Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Cambridge Bay. Search and Rescue is coordinated through the Government […]Read full story
The evolution of SARSAV continues, and the relationship with the RCMP in search and rescue has become more of a partnership.
SARSAV, the RCMP, along with new partners such as the Ministry of Justice go on making Search and Rescue in Saskatchewan a model
that is envied.
As the provincial association for search and rescue teams, the Search and Rescue Association of Alberta’s (SAR Alberta) mission is to represent, advocate for, and support the Volunteer Search and Rescue teams in Alberta through facilitation and guidance. SAR Alberta is a non-profit organization comprised of 38 teams in 6 regions supported by over 1380 unpaid professionals.Read full story
Northwest Territories Ground SAR is composed of Inuvik and Yellowknife GSAR Groups.Read full story
The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association represents 80 SAR Groups and approximately 2500 volunteers.Read full story
Yukon Search and Rescue is a non-profit organization consisting of 120 members from the communities of Beaver Creek, Carcross, Carmacks, Dawson City, Faro, Haines Junction and Whitehorse. Yukon SAR groups specialize in Ground and Water SAR. Yukon SAR typically operates in association with the RCMP and Yukon Territory Emergency Measures Organization (EMO). The […]Read full story
The “Hug a Tree and Survive” is a program designed to teach children how not to get lost and what to do if they are. It has been in use in Canada for almost 20 years and more than a quarter million children have been taught to ‘Hug a Tree’. Production on an updated video […]Read full story