SARscene is an annual event which facilitates coordination and implementation of search and rescue (SAR) activities in Canada, and serves as a multi-stakeholder forum for discussing SAR issues and information sharing. Participation is open to any interested parties, departments, organizations concerned with SAR, including members of the private sector, all levels of government, and non-governmental organizations. Please see below for the 2017 Proceedings for the event held in Winnipeg.

SARscene 2019 — Update

Public Safety Canada (PS) remains committed to advancing search and rescue (SAR) in Canada in close collaboration with the diverse range of SAR community stakeholders.

As such, a new approach has been established whereby non-governmental organizations will be encouraged to submit proposals to the Search and Rescue New Funds Initiative (SARNIF) on an annual basis to host future SARscene conferences. The goal is to make SARscene an event for the community and by the community with PS providing support through the SARNIF.

For SARscene 2019 and SARscene 2020, the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada successfully submitted an application for funding through the SARNIF. Planning for SARscene 2019 is underway, and the conference will take place on September 13-15 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.


SARscene 2017

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