Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary
Volunteer Marine Search and Rescue

Fundraising and Donations

Even if you take every possible safety precaution, disaster can strike at any moment. When that happens, you can always count on the volunteers of the CCGA. Can we count on you?

In 2010, CCGA units responded to 1,942 taskings to 1,741 marine incidents reported in Canada. Our members also participated in 2,566 training exercises.With 3,979 members and 1,133 vessels, the resources made available to the Canadian Coast Guard are considerable and the contribution of our volunteers significant (about 205,000 volunteer hours in 2010).

The CCGA receives partial funding from the Government of Canada. These funds are greatly appreciated but the Auxiliary is also required to raise the additional contributions needed to maintain its rescue services, keep its units equipped with the proper search and rescue equipment and to train its members to save lives at sea.

By contributing to the CCGA, individuals, clubs, societies, trusts and companies can help us save more lives.

There are a number of ways that the CCGA raise the funds required to maintain the volunteer rescue service in Canada:

Remember the CCGA in your will

You can support our organization by bequeathing funds from your estate. It is a simple matter of placing the following statement in your Last Will and Testament: I bequeath the sum of (amount in dollars) to the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (National) Inc. and declare that the receipt of the Treasurer, or other proper officer for the time being of the said organization, shall be sufficient discharge for same.

Your solicitor can also advise you on different ways to leaving a contribution to the CCGA.

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to thank those who have and continue to support us.

Commercial promotions or sponsorships

If you are in business, the CCGA may be able to work with you on commercial promotions or sponsorships. Corporations can also make donations to the CCGA and take advantage of certain tax benefits.


Show that your corporation is a great supporter of the Auxiliary. We have advertisement programs for both our national newsletter The Auxiliarist and out national Web Site.

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is a Registered Charity (870298494RR0001). Your donation is tax deductible.

How to Donate

Your tax-deductible contribution to the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary will allow our volunteers to continue to provide much needed rescue services in Canada. They will also help raise public awareness of the important role the CCGA plays in safe boating education and prevention activities.

Making a contribution to the CCGA is easy:

By E-Mail

You can e-mail your donation information to


Make cheques and postal money orders payable to : Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (National) Inc. Please do not send cash.

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is a Registered Charity (870298494RR0001).

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary never releases its supporters names and addresses to other organizations.

Donation Form

Vessel Donation Program

To donate your vessel or any type of marine rescue equipment to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, click here and print the instructions sheet.