Welcome aboard Kitasoo/Xaixais!

Canadas first Indigenous led Coast Guard Auxiliary is delighted to welcome Kitasoo/Xaixais Nation to the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary family.
Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary (W) Inc. was formed with a purpose to protect both mariners and citizens through the forging of strong and lasting partnerships between maritime First Nations. This dedicated group is powered by knowledge sharing and true collaboration towards ensuring mission readiness and providing effective marine SAR services for people in distress throughout BC’s coastline region.

Welcome aboard Kitasoo/Xaixais!

Heiltsuk Members the new Central Coast Zone Coordinator based out of Bella Bella BC.

The Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary is excited to welcome Mr. Robert Stacey Paul Johnson in his role as the Central Coast Zone Coordinator based out of Bella Bella BC. In this role, Robert works closely with crews addressing operational needs, administration, and coordinates training to ensure effective marine SAR service for people in distress throughout BC’s central coastal region.

Welcome aboard Robert!

Welcome aboard Nisga’a!

Canadas first Indigenous led Coast Guard Auxiliary is delighted to welcome Nisga’a Nation to the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary family.
Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary (W) Inc. was formed with a purpose to protect both mariners and citizens through the forging of strong and lasting partnerships between maritime First Nations. This dedicated group is powered by knowledge sharing and true collaboration towards ensuring mission readiness and providing effective marine SAR services for people in distress throughout BC’s coastline region.

Welcome aboard Nisga’a!

COVID-19 Continues

As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, I’m reaching out to share details about how CN-CGA is responding and how we’re ensuring that all  appropriate safely measures are taken.

 

Coastal Nations Search and Rescue Course – Bamfield February 2020

CN-CGA is looking forward to attending the Coastal Nations Search & Rescue course – Feb 12-18, in Bamfield, BC . Trainees will develop and exercise small boat specific skills, within the context of SAR missions and environmental response. Learn then practice the techniques involved in recording information, receiving a search action plan from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (Victoria) and executing searches.

Also, practice searches such as open water patterns, shoreline searches, and barrier searches. Learn about SAR personal protective equipment and emergency procedures for small craft operations during operations. This includes theories and strategies for accidental immersion in cold water and sea survival, and practice scenarios covering major searches, person recovery from the water, and night operations.

Mission Ready!

Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary Inaugural (AGM) 2019

After many months of planning, the big day was there with us. Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary Inaugural (Annual General Meeting ) and it went without saying the biggest event in the Societies’ calendar.  Key objectives form the meeting complimented our Vision Statement and the current strategic plan, in that we serve the public interest through leadership, cooperation, and innovation, with a focus on community priorities and strengths, we will seek to capitalize on our position along BC’s coastline.

To this, we will be continuing to improve upon our success and reputation, and maintain an effective SAR capabilities, resources, and operational processes. It is CN-CGA’s intent to develop impactful partnerships that fall within our mandate and allow us to remain true to our cause. It is our goal to meet the needs of our future generations by leveraging new opportunities so that we are here as long as possible and remain relevant to the needs of our communities.

Mission Ready!

On The Water Training 2019

Our volunteers put in long hours, the training is demanding, and the discoveries will stay with them for a long time.

Mission Ready!

CN-CGA, SAR-Course Fall 2019

Bamfield, BC. CN-CGA members attended the fall 2019 CN-SAR operation of rigid hull type vessels in extreme weather conditions, including seamanship, navigation and search and rescue skillsets. This demanding training tests and sharpens the Crews knowledge, seamanship and leadership abilities with many day/night lectures and operations at sea.

Coastal Nations Advanced Electronic Navigation

CN-CGA members attended the November 2019 Advanced Electronic Navigation (E-Nav) for Fast Rescue Craft Operations & Leadership. Where Crews partook in pilotage, radar and night on the water collision avoidance, honing their Coxswain & Leadership with the knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently carry out those duties.  

Nuu-chah-nulth member hired for position in Ahousaht

“Ahousaht, BC —
The Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary has hired its first zone coordinator to be based in Ahousaht. The CNCGA is a newly formed Indigenous Canadian Coast Guard auxiliary for the purpose of protecting mariners and the environment in order to enhance Canada’s search and rescue program through collaboration between First Nations and the Canadian Coast Guard.”