The Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) annual Arctic operational season is underway. In total, eight CCG icebreakers are scheduled to deploy from June into November to support northern communities and operational and program commitments.
Taking action on climate change and ensuring sustainability in operations is a priority for the Government of Canada. In support of Canada’s Greening Government Strategy, the Canadian Coast Guard is committed to finding innovative solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of its fleet while continuing to provide essential services to Canadians across the country.
The Government of Canada supports the development and training of young individuals who want to contribute to the protection, safety, and maintenance of our Oceans and waterways. The Canadian Coast Guard College ensures students acquire the proper training and skills to better serve as Ship’s Officers in our Canadian Coast Guard.
The safety of mariners and the protection of the marine environment are top priorities for the Canadian Coast Guard. Our Inshore Rescue Boat stations enhance our ability to respond to emergencies in Canadian waters.
Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced a major investment to fund the completion of the renewal of the Canadian Coast Guard’s small vessels fleet.
The Canadian Coast Guard’s seasonal lifeboat stations across the Great Lakes are all now open for the 2023 season. Stations in Ontario are located in Amherstburg, Cobourg, Goderich, Kingston, Meaford, Port Dover, Port Weller, Thunder Bay, and Tobermory.