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

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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