Mission Statement

The mission of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) is to support Canada’s Search and Rescue (SAR) program and to promote aviation safety.

Vision Statement

The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) will continue to evolve and support the Canadian Search and Rescue (SAR) and Aviation Safety Programs through leadership, continuous training of its volunteers and education of the general aviation community.




Our goal is to provide supplementary air search capability for the Canadian Armed Forces and to promote safety in general aviation.

CASARA is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit corporation. The aim, objective and purpose of CASARA is to provide an organized and trained group of volunteers to aid and assist the Department of National Defence in the conduct of Search and Rescue, and Transport Canada in the promotion of aviation safety.

CASARA is requested to provide this assistance by virtue of a Memorandum of Understanding and a Contribution Agreement with each government department.