Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Sub-program 3.1.1 - Search and Rescue Coordination and Response


Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Coordination and Response Program provides coordination and response services to increase the likelihood of survival of people at risk of loss of life or injury in the maritime environment, ensuring they have access to assistance by: coordinating and delivering on-water response to maritime search and rescue cases; supporting the safety of life at sea; assisting the Department of National Defence in response to aeronautical and humanitarian cases; providing search and rescue response capacity; and managing partnerships essential for the efficient coordination of activities. Through communication, coordinating, and delivering maritime search and rescue response, and operational awareness, the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Program increases the chances of rescue for people caught in dangerous on-water situations. Coast Guard's Fleet Operational Readiness and Marine Communications and Traffic Services programs are integral contributors to the delivery of this program. Legal basis or authority for the Search and Rescue Coordination and Response Program is found in the Constitution Act, 1867, the Oceans Act, and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
(Main Estimates)
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
29.2 29.2 28.3 28.0

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
104 95 95

Performance Measurement

People in maritime distress are assisted Three-year average (2008-10 most recent period available) number of maritime Search and Rescue incidents coordinated by the Canadian Coast Guard (M1, M2, M3 only. Not M4 as they are false alarms)Footnote1 6,000 by March 31, 2014

The Search and Rescue Coordination and Response Sub-program is part of the Search and Rescue Services Program.