Saskatoon Search and Rescue (SSAR) is a ground search and rescue team made up of dedicated volunteers who desire to help and assist others in need in our community by giving their time for training, search missions, preventative information and public awareness. They are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Thank you so much to CTV Saskatoon for recognizing the valuable service SSAR provides and for developing this PSA for us. It can also be viewed on vimeo.

SSAR’s Mission: To assist the Saskatoon Police Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Saskatoon Emergency Measures Organization, and other agencies having jurisdiction in addressing community emergencies, particularly in locating lost or missing persons. SSAR also provides community outreach to prevent search emergencies.

SSAR’s Vision: SSAR will be recognized as a leading search and rescue organization within Canada, responding to search emergencies and mitigating harm to search subjects. We will incorporate the latest technology and management systems, as well as effective training, to improve our capacity as concerned citizens and competent searchers. SSAR will be a sustainable charitable and volunteer organization with stable funding and an engaged membership.

SSAR’s Values: The following values guide the behaviour, decisions and actions of SSAR and its members:

  • Community Service
  • Respect
  • Competence
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Inclusiveness

As a community service organization, the person in need of our services is our focus, while we take direction from and collaborate with the authority of jurisdiction. We are respectful and supportive of each other, our search subjects and our partners. We are innovative in developing and adopting technology and methodologies that will advance our effectiveness. Continual improvement and extensive training maintain competence. Our integrity as an organization and as individuals is maintained by honesty, open communication and recognition of our limitations. We will continue to develop an organization that can sustain its delivery on the SSAR mission and show leadership in search and rescue and emergency response.

SSAR is a registered charitable organization that depends solely on donations from individuals, businesses and fundraising events. You can help us by donating now!

To keep up to date with what’s happening at Saskatoon Search and Rescue, have a look at our Training and Events page, friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @SaskatoonSAR and Instagram @saskatoonsar.