(Central & Arctic)

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Central & Arctic Region 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-CA supports the Canadian Coast Guard with 926 volunteer members using 102 vessels.  The volunteers of Central & Arctic provide approximately 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.   

A few interesting facts

Over 175 Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Specialists in the Region.

Supports marine emergencies in 4 provinces and 2 territories with 56% of Canada´s population.

Offer support to 67% of Canada´s freshwater areas including Great Slave Lake, Mackenzie River, Lake Winnipeg, the Great Lakes and more.

Contact the Central & Arctic Auxiliary

Philip Unger, President

Shannon Laird, Executive Director |

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, C&A Inc.
c/o 1700 – 2 St. Clair Ave W
Toronto, ON M4V 1L4

Phone: 416-463-7283
Fax: 416-463-7285
Toll free: 1-866-429-7283

Contact Us

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary National
PO Box 44017
Ottawa RPO
Montreal Square
ON, K1K 4P8