Special Event Listing
Tuning across the bands you will be confronted by myriad call signs. The prefixes to these have been assigned to each country by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
For normal operations you will find that the VA, VE, VO and VOY blocks cover the Amateur fraternity in Canada. For special events, clubs or other groups may request a “special prefix” from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED; formerly Industry Canada). These are issued for use for a specific period of time.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada hosts a webpage which lists upcoming Special Events which have been granted approval for a special call sign. You will find it at: