The Canadian Avalanche Centre
(CAC) is a non-government, not-for-profit corporation established in 2004 to serve as Canada’s national public avalanche safety organization. In the absence of any other federal or provincial agency with a mandate for this national public service role, a broad coalition of federal, provincial, private and not-for-profit sector stakeholders established the following purposes for the CAC.
To serve as Canada’s national public avalanche safety organization by:
Coordinating public avalanche safety programming;
Providing public avalanche safety warnings;
Delivering public avalanche awareness and education;
Providing avalanche training for non-professional winter recreation;
Serving as point of contact for public, private and government avalanche information; and
Encouraging avalanche research.