Joint Rescue Coordination Centre

Mission Statement

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) / Canadian Mission Control Centre (CMCC) is committed to being a leader in emergency response and alerting systems for Search and Rescue providing the country and international community with excellence in Search and Rescue response in preventing loss of life and injury by:

  • Providing early alerting
  • Maintaining and promoting the highest standard in SARSAT monitoring systems
  • Supporting Air distress
  • Marine Distress
  • Supporting Humanitarian calls for help
  • Providing access to medevac in all of Canada's sovereign territory
  • Managing our resources effectively
  • Working collaboratively with our colleagues in both the national and internationally communities


JRCC/CMCC strives to meet the changing needs of the community for emergency response and believes that by the timely utilization of SAR resources is a corner stone in the nations emergency response system. We can decrease response time lessening suffering and improve the overall effectiveness of the nations emergency services.


Maintain best practice standards of service in the coordination of resources in the world.

Provide the country with full spectrum of emergency services available.

Support the growth and development of new technology to better respond to our growing needs or monitoring coordinating and tracking of Search and Rescue in the world.

Contact Details

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre
8 Wing / CFB Trenton
P.O. Box 1000 Station Forces
Astra, Ontario
K0K 3W0

24-hour emergency numbers:
Toll-free (within Canada): 1-800-267-7270
Phone: (613) 965-3870