Working together,
so others may live.

The Canadian Search Dog Association is a provincial, non-profit group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time, energy, and resources to help save lives and support the community.



Our members dedicate time, energy and resources serving our communities. View current and past members here.

Join Us!

Want to undertake the rewarding challenge of volunteering with the CSDA? We are always looking for new members.


Your dog can learn to search for human scent whether you decide to go into search and rescue or not. Get tips now.

Our community,
our responsibility.

CSDA members are active in our community. Not only do our members spend hundreds of hours training for searches, they also volunteer their time and knowledge to assist others.

Throughout the year, our members attend various events to educate the public about the CSDA and to familiarize the public with our search dogs and their handlers. At these events, the public gets an opportunity to get up close and personal with our dogs. Our handlers can answer questions and may even do demonstrations if the venue will allow it.