Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary - Central & Arctic
Volunteer Marine Search and Rescue
Hay River Coast Base
SUTCLIFF 3
The Small craft training in Hay River
SAREX Leamington
Carling township1
Britt + Area Fire Search + Rescue
DSC VESSEL
COMRA
The Small craft training in Hay River
COMRA VESSEL
The Small craft training in Hay River
c130
ISAR 2009
SUTCLIFF 2
The Small craft training in Hay River
CAmbrian 1012
Weather Oar Knot
QSAR
May 2013 Mngt Board Meeting
BAITFISH 3
The Small craft training in Hay River
Avalon
"Bobbie"
Fancy Canoe underway
Avalon underway
McCRACKEN III
Diavik
KugluktukSar
Maverick
Thunder Spirit
OGINA II
SEA HAWK
ALFA SEVEN
Falcon III
SUTCLIFF 1
Thunder Spirit underway
Arctic
BARU
Diavik
Arctic
MARLENE I - THUNDER BAY
WASAGA BOAT
Vik Beach in the Winter
Arctic
HBRU
Arctic
C130 Exercise
The Small craft training in Hay River
YELLOWKNIFE UNIT
BBBS SAIL
Banner Image 1
ANICA LEE
INSTRUCTOR COURSE 2010
MELISSA JUNE 1
BARU side view
SOUTHWIND
TED COOK + CO.
QSAR
SAR INSTR COURSE 2008
INSTRUCTOR COURSE 2011
FUNDY GALE
TURNEY
Arctic
Diavik
Arctic
Arctic
POINT SAR DOCK

Mission Statement

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to Search and Rescue (SAR) and safe boating activities.

Our mission is to provide a permanent day and night search and rescue service to cover marine requirements in Canada and prevent the loss of life and injury.

To fulfill this mission, our objectives are to :

• Save 100% of lives at risk;
• Reduce the number and severity of SAR incidents;
• Promote marine safety;
• Support the Canadian Coast Guard;
• Provide a humanitarian service;
• Maintain the highest professional standards;
• Promote dedication and pride of membership.

Background

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Central & Arctic Region, CCGA (C&A), was incorporated in September 1978 under the sponsorship of the Federal Government, for the purpose of providing organized voluntary maritime search and rescue (SAR), and the promotion of safety afloat; in an Auxiliary support role to the Canadian Coast Guard.  Over the past 40 years, the CCGA has evolved into an effective non-profit organization that saves lives nationwide.

The CCGA (C&A) supports the Canadian Coast Guard with 926 volunteer members using 102 vessels.  The volunteers of Central & Arctic provide approx 123,671 hours of service per year.
The organizational structure of Central & Arctic is testament to its grassroots strengths and diversity by providing SAR response, boating safety and prevention messages to the largest geographic area within the CCGA      

  • 4 provinces and 2 territories;
  • 64 % of Canada´s land mass;
  • 1 % of Canada´s coastline;
  • 65 % of Canada´s maritime waters;
  • 67 % of Canada´s freshwater;
  • 56 % of Canada´s population;
  • Great Slave Lake is the fifth largest lake in Canada;
  • Mackenzie River is the longest river in Canada;
  • Lake Athabasca, Slave and Athabasca River from Great Slave Lake to Fort McMurray.
  • Lake Winnipeg is the sixth largest freshwater lake in Canada;
  • Ontario is the home of the Great Lakes;
  • 1.2 million boats in Ontario;
  • 780,000 boats on the Great Lakes in Ontario
  • Over 175 Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Specialists in the Region

Regional Structure

Each regional CCGA corporation is a unique, incorporated entity, registered as a charitable organization delivering services to meet the national CCGA objectives within the region.

The structure of each corporation is detailed in documents including:

    • Certificate of Continuance
    • CCGA C&A By-Laws
    • CCGA National Guidelines
    • CCGA C&A Regional Regulations, Policies and Procedures
    • Contribution Agreement between the specific CCGA Corporation and the Crown

President - 3 year term
Vice President - 3 year term
Secretary - 2 year term
Treasurer - 2 year term
Board Of Directors - 2 year term
Past President - 3 year term

Manager of Operations - 2 year appointment
Manager of Training - 2 year appointment

Regional Structure
GCAC/CCGA
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