2016-2017 Call for Proposals
The National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS) is pleased to launch a Call for proposals under the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF) for fiscal year 2016-2017.
The deadline to submit a proposal to the NSS is Friday, September 18, 2015.
The Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence and Lead Minister for Search and Rescue (SAR), released on December 20, 2013, the first Quadrennial SAR Review Report. The report is the result of national consultations on search and rescue announced by the former minister of national defence in May 2013, and coordinated by the National Search and Rescue Secretariat.
To learn more about the Quadrennial SAR Review (QSR) visit the QSR page.
Long-time SARVAC President, Harry Blackmore, announced that he was stepping down immediately as President in order to dedicate more time to SARVAC NIF Projects. The Board appointed Scott Wright of the Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers (SARSAV) as the new Acting President. Scott has been serving the SARVAC’s Vice-President.
For more information on the changes to the SARVAC leadership, visit the SARVAC News Release.
CSA Group and the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) are pleased to unveil the new Ground Search and Rescue Competency Standard developed in collaboration with the National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS). Representatives of the three organizations believe it is an important step in standardizing search and rescue operations across Canada, and providing volunteers with the skills and training to be effective wherever they work.
For more information, please visit the CSA Group website.
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