As Canada’s leader in drowning prevention, the Lifesaving Society Canada draws your attention to the newly released World Health Organization’s Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer. This is the first time the World Health Organization (WHO) has devoted a report exclusively to drowning. Its significance cannot be underestimated.
The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) announced today that Canada won its bid to host the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017. The bid was submitted by Lifesaving Society Canada with strong support from Lifesaving Society Canada – British Columbia and Yukon Branch. Graham Ford, ILS President, revealed the final decision at its Board of Directors Meeting held in La Grande-Motte, France.
Enter the Dolphin Surf Ski Race and/or the Dolphin Board Race at the 2014 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships, August 22-24 at Parlee Beach Provincial Park, New Brunswick.
One male and one female winner will be selected by random draw from the names of all competitors who complete one or both of these events.
(One ballot per competitor.)
The registration deadline for the 2014 CSLCs is Aug. 11.
The Lifesaving Society Canada, in association with its Lifesaving Society Branches across Canada, and the Drowning Prevention Research Centre, has just released the new National Drowning Report – 2014 Edition
The Lifesaving Society Canada, in association with its Provincial/Territorial Branches across Canada, has published the new National Public Pool Safety Standards for Canadian Public Swimming Pools.
Results from a new study commissioned by the Lifesaving Society, a charitable organization working to prevent drowning, show that ‘new Canadians’ – particularly those who have been living in Canada for less than five years – are at higher risk for drowning when boating and swimming. In fact, despite plans by 79 per cent of new Canadians to be in and around water this summer, they are four times more likely to be unable to swim than those born in Canada.
The Influence of Ethnicity on Aquatic Participation and Drowning in Canada
Below is a summary of facts about drowning deaths in Canada. The statistics are from data compiled from the Chief Coroner’s Offices in all provinces. The year 2006 is the most recent year for which data is available.
The Lifesaving Society is a full-service provider of programs, products and services designed to prevent drowning. We save lives and prevent water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, water-incident research, aquatic safety management and lifesaving sport. Annually, well over 700,000 Canadians participate in the Society’s swimming, lifesaving, lifeguard and leadership training programs. The Society sets the standard for aquatic safety in Canada and certifies Canada’s National Lifeguards.
The Lifesaving Society is pleased to announce it will be sending a representative team, for the second consecutive year, to the 2008 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships being held at Woodbine Beach, on the shores of Lake Ontario, from August 22-24, 2008.