Community Search and Rescue

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Funding may be available to support community organized searches for missing persons in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

Available Funding

Funding of up to $10,000 may be  available to community governments to help offset costs associated with an approved community organized search. Eligible costs may include: Aircraft charter costs;

  1. The purchase of groceries; and
  2. Fuel, lubricants and minor machine part


No deadline


When a community government determines that there is a need for a search for a missing person(s) before or after the end of a public search, the Deputy Minister of the Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) may provide a contribution to support the community organized search when:

  1. The community has consulted with the RCMP and have determined that a public search is not currently underway;
  2. The community government makes an official request to the Deputy Minister to approve a community organized search; and

To determine your eligibility, or for more information:

  • Dehcho Region: (867) 695-7220
  • Inuvik Region: (867) 777-7121
  • North Slave Region: (867) 767-9167
  • Sahtu Region: (867) 587-7100
  • South Slave Region: (867) 872-6525  

How to apply

Contact your regional office.

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