SARscene 2017

SARscene 2017 will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from November 20 to 21, 2017. It will be co-hosted by Public Safety Canada and the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner, and will be delivered with assistance from the Search and Rescue Manitoba (SARMAN) Volunteer Association. The theme for this year's conference is Moving Forward Collaboratively.

The program includes a new two-day format with specific sessions dedicated to guest speakers, presentations and discussions on a variety of topics related to search and rescue in Canada.

Meetings for search and rescue councils and committees will take place before and after the conference and are by invitation only.

We look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg!


New this year, there will be no registration fee for SARscene 2017. Please complete your registration and a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. All program sessions on November 20 and the morning of November 21 are open for attendance by all registered delegates.

A maximum of 220 delegate registrations will be accepted. All delegates must be pre-registered prior to arriving at the event as onsite registrations will not be accepted.

Program at a Glance:

You can view the draft program for the SARscene 2017 conference. Please note that the meetings on Sunday November 19 and the afternoon of Tuesday November 21 are by invitation only.

About SARscene

SARscene is an annual gathering of Canada's search and rescue community and brings together search and rescue responders and emergency services, public educators, policy makers and stakeholders from across Canada and the world. SARscene provides an opportunity for participants to:

In addition to conference sessions, SARscene provides a venue for national search and rescue organizations to host their annual meetings.

Partners' Social Event

The Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner will be hosting a social event on the evening of Monday, Nov 20. Details will be available at the registration desk during the SARscene 2017 conference.

Contact Us

For questions or inquiries related to this event, please contact the National Search and Rescue Secretariat.

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