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

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 30 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 871 volunteer members using 103 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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