How We Are Funded
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is a Registered Charity in British Columbia. Our funding comes from several sources:
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard for on-water emergency response and crew readiness training.
- Corporate donations for training and development of our regional training facility.
- Province of British Columbia Community Gaming Grants for vessels, boating safety programs and a wide range of search and rescue equipment.
- Individuals who contribute to rescue stations in their community or to RCM-SAR as a whole.
We are careful stewards of the funding that we receive to support our volunteers, and we are very proud of our track record as an efficient and effective non-profit organization. Our audited financial statements are available in our annual report.