Working to prevent drowning and water-related injury

PEI Annual Report

2018 Annual Report 150

Read the 2018 Annual Report.


Water Smart Tips for Parents

NB Parents Handouts Photo (150p)
Chidren under 5 years old

Children from 5 to
12 years old


2019 Maritimes Drowning Report

2019 Maritimes Drowning Report 150



The well-being of our members and program participants is our priority in this evolving story. The Lifesaving Society is operating in accordance with the recommendations of the public health authorities. We will be providing updates here as required.

Please be advised that:

  • The Society's office is closed until further notice.
  • The Society is extending the validity of awards to May 30, 2020 for Lifesaving Society vocational awards that expired after March 1, 2020. (Vocational awards are those required for employment). We will continue to monitor the appropriateness of the extension date as COVID-19 circumstances change.

The Society is guided by the advice of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and information provided by provincial health agencies and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Everyone has a role to play in limiting the spread of COVID-19 or any other coronavirus. This starts with understanding how coronavirus spreads and how to prevent illness. An excellent source of authoritative information is this government of Canada website.


2019 Canadian Drowning Report

2019 Canadian Drowning Report 150

Seniors age 65 and older have the highest drowning rate of all age groups according to the Lifesaving Society's 2019 Canadian Drowning Report. Despite the long-term downward trend, high numbers of preventable drowning deaths continue to occur: 2,220 people lost their lives in Canadian waters between 2012 and 2016, the most recent year for which complete data is available. Learn more.


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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