Drowning Reports

Drowning is serious threat. Hundreds of thousands of people drown every year. Population projections mean that the problem is going to get worse, especially in developing countries.

Counting victims does not save lives or reduce drowning - but understanding the magnitude of the problem and identifying the risk factors does allow lifesaving organizations to provide effective prevention actions to the highest risk populations, locations and activities.



View the Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan, 8th Edition / Plan canadien de prévention de la noyade, 8e édition

2021 Maritimes Drowning Report


2020 Maritimes Drowning Report

2020 Canadian Drowning Infographic


2019 Canadian Drowning Report

2019 Canadian Drowning Infographic

2019 Maritimes Drowning Infographic


2018 Canadian Drowning Report.

2018 Maritimes Drowning Report.


2017 Canadian Drowning Report.

2017 Maritimes Drowning Report.

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