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2020 PEI Report

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Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan

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Read the 8th Edition

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Canadian Drowning Report

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2020 Maritimes Drowning Report

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Water Smart Tips for Parents

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Chidren under 5 years old

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Swim Transition

The official Swim Transition Instructor Clinic approved by the Lifesaving Society Canada and endorsed by the Canadian Red Cross is online now at e-lifesaving.ca.

Red Cross is encouraging its water safety training partners to transition to the swim and lifeguarding programs of the Lifesaving Society Canada. Learn more.

Canadian Red Cross members can now transfer their certification to the Lifesaving Society electronically via e-lifesaving.ca/transition.

 
 
 
 
 

United Nations Adopts Historic Resolution on Drowning Prevention

The first UN Resolution on Drowning Prevention was approved by the General Assembly on April 28, 2021. Canada was one of 79 Member States that co-sponsored the Resolution. It is a significant milestone: this Resolution will focus attention and action on this highly preventable public health challenge, and increase international awareness and action to reduce drowning. Read the Canadian announcement.

 
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

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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