Join our team


Teamwork is one of our greatest strengths and there are many ways to volunteer both on and off the water!

Joining our SAR teams:

  • Must be the age of majority in accordance to provincial legislation
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Complete the Pleasure Craft Operator Certificate Course
  • Attain Marine Basic First Aid, equivalent certification or higher with CPR/AED Level C
  • For additional requirements contact the auxiliary nearest you

More Ways to Volunteer

Volunteers can also support the CCGA through:

Be an advocate for boating safety

Offer vessel maintenance and equipment management

Organize fundraising or special events

Support through media and marketing

Search & Rescue Training

Whether it’s sailing to respond on the water or supporting several essential administrative roles ashore, our organization is a vital contributor to Canada’s maritime services.


Our volunteers are mission ready!

Volunteers participate in instructor-led operational readiness training to prepare them for many levels of maritime response. We also participate in joint training exercises with other search and rescue agencies and organizations.


Teamwork is one of our greatest strengths!

Many exciting and challenging roles within the camaraderie of your team!

Response Time

Our average response time is 25 mins to deploy resources to a marine emergency event.

Contact Us

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