Joining CSDA

We are always looking for interested people to undertake the very rewarding challenge of becoming a volunteer in the Canadian Search Dog Association. Due to constraints in work schedules, holidays, and more importantly family life, not all certified members are always available for every search. We do our best to participate in those searches we are called out to, but in order to provide the tasking agency with a sufficient number of reliable search teams we need to have a strong member base. If you feel you have the time and interest to not only fulfill the many number of hours required to train you and your dog to search but also to participate in the running and development of our organization, then we encourage you to contact one of the listings below. Please select the contact who is geographically closest to you.  Requirements may vary by region.

Edmonton/Northern Alberta Region
Only dogs that are older than 1 year and less than 5 years of age, that have passed a basic obedience course will be considered. In addition, at the time of application,  applicants must possess a valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Certificate. If you are interested in joining the CSDA in the Edmonton Area, please fill in this CSDA questionnaire [Word] [PDF]and return along with a copy of your valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Certificate:

Edmonton Region contact: Edmonton/Northern CSDA Email

Calgary Region

Is not currently accepting new members.

Calgary Region contact Calgary CSDA Email

Southern Alberta Region (Lethbridge, Medicine Hat)
Puppies over 10 weeks old and dogs less than 3 years of age are welcome for testing. You are required to have proof of vaccination – certification must be current prior to attending testing.

Southern Region contact:  Southern CSDA Email