Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund
Partner List

Federal Partner

Department of National Defence (DND)
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)

Major P.J. Wright
Directorate of Air Readiness
Department of National Defence
60 Moodie Dr. (Carling)
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2
Tel.: (613) 901-2754

Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)

Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)
Tara Bellefontaine
Senior Policy Advisor
Canadian Coast Guard
200 Kent Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
Tel.: (613) 862-3280

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

Meteorological Service of Canada
Bob Robichaud
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist
Meteorological Service of Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada
45 Alderney Dr, 3rd Floor
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia  B2Y 2N6
Tel.: (902) 244-7214

Parks Canada Agency (PCA)

Sébastien Marcoux
National Visitor Safety Advisor
Parks Canada Agency
30 Victoria Street (PC-02-E)
Gatineau, Quebec  J8X 0B3
Tel.: (250) 204-1742

National Search and Rescue Secretariat (NSS)

Eric Richer
Public Safety Canada - National Search and Rescue Secretariat
269 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8
Tel.: (613) 990-8186

Provincial / Territorial Partner

Alberta (AB)

James Orr
Fire Commissioner
Office of the Fire Commissioner
Alberta Municipal Affairs
16th Floor Commerce Place
10155-102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4
Tel.: (780) 644-5697

British Columbia (BC)

Ian G Foss, MA (DEM), ABCP
Director, Search and Rescue
Emergency Management B.C.
Location: Block A – Unit 200
2261 Keating Cross Road
Central Saanich, BC
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9201 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1
Tel.: (236) 478-2279
Fax: (250) 952-4304

Manitoba (MB)

Ryan Schenk
Acting Fire Commissioner
Office of the Fire Commissioner
Department of Municipal Relations
508 – 401 York Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0P8

New Brunswick (NB)

Greg MacCallum
New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization
Department of Justice and Public Safety
65 Brunswick Street
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1
Tel.: (506) 453-2133
Fax: (506) 453-5513

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Neil Croke
Assistant Deputy Minister of Justice and Public Safety
Public Safety and Enforcement
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 4J6
Tel.: (709) 729-7357

Nova Scotia (NS)

Jason Mew
Director, Incident Management Division
Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office - DMAH
33 Acadia St,
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
PO Box 2581
Halifax, NS B3J 3N5
Office: (902) 424-5620
Toll Free: (866) 424-5620
Fax: (902) 424-5376

Ontario (ON)

Sergeant John Meaker
Provincial SAR Coordinator
Ontario Provincial Police
777 Memorial Avenue
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7V3
Tel.: (705) 329-7467
Fax: (705) 329-7593

Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Mitchell Myers
Public Safety Officer
Department of Justice and Public Safety
PEI Emergency Measures Organization
PO Box 911
Charlottetown PEI  C1A 7L9
Tel.: (902) 368-6325
Fax: (902) 368-6362

Québec (QC)

Mylène Grenon
Service Lead of the Government Operations Centre
Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety Directorate
Ministry of Public Safety
2525 Laurier Bv
Laurentides Tower, 6th floor
Québec, QC  G1V 2L2
Tel.: 418 646-6777, ext. 40073

Saskatchewan (SK)

Danny McKay
Emergency Response Coordinator
Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
151 15th St NW
Prince Albert, SK S6V 4Y9
Cell: (306) 960-8301

Yukon (YT) / Nunuvat (NU) / Northwest Territories (NWT)

Diarmuid O'Donnovan
Director, Emergency Measures Organization
Community Services // Protective Services
Emergency Measures Organization
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, YK  Y1A 2C6
Tel.: (867) 667-5220
Email: Diarmuid.O'

Northwest Territories (NT)

Emily King
Head of Emergency Management Organization
Public Safety Division
Department of Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
6th Floor, Northwest Tower
600-5201 50th Avenue
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT, X1A 3S9
Tel.: (867) 767-9161 ext 21023
Cell: (867) 446-4359
Fax: (867) 873-0309

Nunavut (NU)

Jamesie Mearns
Nunavut Emergency Management
Government of Nunavut
Tel.: (867) 975-5322
Fax: (867) 222-3130

National Volunteer Associations

Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA)

Dale Kirsch
Unit C – 3025 Ness Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2Y 2I2
Tel: (780) 435-5863
Cell: (780) 446-4578

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA)

François Vézina
National Business Manager
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary
22B Lynn
Gatineau, Quebec, J9H 5K6
Tel.: (613) 277-3026

Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC)

Janelle Coultes
24 McNamara Drive
Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador A1L 0A6
Tel.: (866) 972-7822
Cell: (519) 619-7545

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