Working to prevent drowning and water-related injury

2020 Canadian Drowning Report

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2020 Maritimes Drowning Report

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PEI Annual Report

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Read the 2018 Annual Report.

 
 
 
 
 

Water Smart Tips for Parents

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Chidren under 5 years old

Children from 5 to
12 years old

 
 
 
 
 

Introducing the new Bronze medal award

The Lifesaving Society is excited to announce the official release of the revised Bronze medal awards! The update improves skill progressions for a seamless flow into National Lifeguard and sets candidates up for success as they move through the Society's lifesaving, assistant lifeguard and lifeguard continuum.

Learn about what's new for you:

 
 
 
 
 

Extension of Award Currency has ended

To help affiliates coordinate the recertification of their instructors and lifeguards, the Lifesaving Society extended the validity of awards needed for employment until December 31, 2020. There will be no further extensions.

 
 
 
 
 

Policy Changes

The Lifesaving Society Canada is adopting 15 years as the minimum age prerequisite for certification as a Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor, or National Lifeguard. The Society is also broadening access to its courses by accepting, for prerequisite purposes, Workplace Standard First Aid certifications provided by training agencies approved by the Government of Prince Edward Island. Read the details here.

 
 
 
 
 

WHO identifies drowning as leading global killer

The Lifesaving Society is assisting the World Health Organization (WHO) to spread awareness in Canada of the first ever Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer. The report identifies drowning as a major public health issue and calls on the worlds nations to ramp up drowning prevention efforts. Read the Lifesaving Society communiqué.

Read the WHO media release and read or download the Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer.

 
 
 
 
 

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The Lifesaving Society's online store is open for business. Enjoy the convenience of 24/7 shopping. It's all here - from first aid and pool supplies to everything required for lifesaving courses and training. Visit LifeguardDepot.com now!