Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund
Partners Contact List

Federal Partners

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

Major P. 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)

Douglas White
Policy Analyst
Canadian Coast Guard
222 Nepean St.,
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0B8
Tel.: (613) 621-1572

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
3362 Coniston Cr
Cumberland, BC  V0R 1S0
Tel.: (250) 204-1742

Provincial/Territorial Partners

Alberta (AB)

Brad Marshall
Provincial Search and Rescue Coordinator
Contract Policing & Policing Oversight
Alberta Public Safety and Emergency Services
10th Floor John E. Brownlee Building
10365 97 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7
Tel.: (587) 986-4170

British Columbia (BC)

Allan Mole, A.Sc.T (Not-practicing)
A/Director, Search and Rescue
Emergency Management and Climate Readiness
1255-D Dalhousie Drive
Kamloops, BC  V2C 5Z5
Tel.: (250) 312-6656

Manitoba (MB)

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

New Brunswick (NB)

Kyle Leavitt
Emergency Measures Organization
Department of Justice and Public Safety
65 Brunswick Street
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB  E3B 5H1
Tel.: (506) 453-5507
Toll Free: 1-800-561-4034
Cell: (506) 476-0809
Fax: (506) 453-5513

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Jamie Kennedy
Emergency Services Division
Department of Justice and Public Safety
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL  A1B 4J6
Tel.: (709) 635-4153
Cell : (709) 649-7496

Northwest Territories (NT)

Michelle Pond
Head of Emergency Management Organization
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) 447-0350
Fax: (867) 873-0309

Nova Scotia (NS)

Lori Errington
Manager of Planning and Preparedness
NS Emergency Management Office
33 Acadia Street,
Dartmouth, NS
PO Box 2581
Halifax, NS  B3J 3N5
Office: (902) 424-2512
Toll Free: (866) 424-5620
Fax: (902) 424-5376

Nunavut (NU)

Tony Comella
Nunavut Emergency Management
Government of Nunavut
Tel.: (867) 975-5322


Jessica Young
Assistant Deputy Minister, Local Government
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000, Stn 700
Iqaluit, NU  X0A 0H0

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)

Eric Doneys, M.Sc.Env.
Regional Support Team Leader
General Operations Department
Ministry of Public Safety
5100 Sherbrooke Street East, R-C 23
Montreal (Québec) H1V 3R9
Tel.: (514) 873-1300, ext 42601
Email :

Saskatchewan (SK)

Danny McKay
Emergency Response Coordinator
Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
Box 5005, 2120 Central Avenue N
Prince Albert, SK  S6V 6W9
Cell: (306) 960-8301

Yukon (YT)

Greg Blackjack
Community Services
Emergency Measures Organization
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, YK  Y1A 2C6
Tel.: (867) 334-1720

National Volunteer Associations

Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA)

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

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA)

Shari Affleck
National Executive Director
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary National
PO Box 44017
Ottawa RPO Montreal Square, ON  K1K 4P8
Tel : (289)-228-4828
Email: Shari.Affleck@CCGA-GCAC.CA

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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