We are a Canada-wide volunteer non-profit aviation association dedicated to the promotion of Search and Rescue awareness, and to the provision of trained and effective air search support services to supplement our National Search and Rescue program. CASARA operates in all 13 provinces and territories. Search and rescue responsibilities in each of these Member Organizations is broken down into Zones.

Recent Blog Posts
  • By Captain Nicole Meszaros, 8 Wing Public Affairs Officer The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, or CASARA, is a Canada-wide volunteer aviation association dedicated to the promotion of Aviation Safety, and to the provision of air search support services to the National Search and Rescue Program. Comprised of approximately 2800 volunteers nation-wide, these men... Read more about Volunteering: the essence of CASARA
  • By Paul D. Turner, CARES Niagara As a Search and Rescue emergency response organization, each and every member must be prepared for what he / she might find on-scene. Most of the time we spend our time at cold, dark, and often deserted airports or other such locations during a SAR Actual tasking. Tracking what... Read more about What Will You Find on Scene?