The BC & Yukon Branch at a Glance:

Serving You in Your Community

About the BC & Yukon Branch

Location and Contact Information
3989 Henning Drive, Unit 112
Burnaby, British Columbia  V5C 6N5
Tel: 604-299-5450

President of the Branch
Heidi Ogilvie

Branch Representative on the National Board of Directors
Jason Blood

Executive Director
Dale Miller


What the BC & Yukon Branch Offers

For detailed information on the programs, services, products and activities listed below, go to the BC & Yukon Branch website.

Training Programs

  • Junior Lifeguard Club, lifesaving and lifeguarding
  • Emergency and Standard First aid, CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) and HCP
  • Lifesaving, National Lifeguard and First Aid Instructor
  • Safety management for aquatic facility administrators
  • Boating safety
  • Cold water immersion workshops

National Lifeguard

  • National standards for pool, waterpark, waterfront and surf
  • Provincial/territorial database of certified lifeguards

Water Safety Education

  • Water Smart® campaigns, including National Drowning Prevention Week
  • WaterWise Boat Safety Team
  • Awards and recognition

Aquatic Safety Management, Legal and Insurance Support

  • National standards and interpretation of provincial/territorial regulations
  • Consulting and safety audits
  • Expert witnesses and legal precedents


  • Drowning Prevention Research Centre Canada
  • Report on drowning in Canada
  • National database of drownings

Lifesaving Sport

  • Information about, and training for competitions
  • Provincial and Canadian competitions
  • International competitions
  • Lifesaving/Sauvetage Canada

Aquatic Activity and Safety Products

  • The Shop web page for products, promotional materials and clothing, books and DVDs

Volunteer Experience

  • On the board of directors and committees
  • As Instructors, Instructor Trainers and lifesaving sport Officials

Affiliated Lifesaving Organizations, Member Services and Partners

  • International lifesaving organizations (International Life Saving Federation and Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth)
  • Member services and Find-a-Member database
  • Partners, sponsors and Affiliates, including Affiliate recognition awards and job postings
  • Sport governing organizations

Publications, Media Releases and Position Statements

  • BC & Yukon Annual Report
  • Lifeliner newsletter for Members
  • Canadian Drowning Report
  • BC Drowning Report
  • Northern Canada Drowning Report
  • Training program manuals and test materials
  • Lifesaving sport competition manuals
  • Media releases
  • Position statements


Some BC & Yukon Branch Numbers

Participants in the training programs: over 24, 650

Athletes and officials participating in Canadian championships: 14

Lifesaving sport championships hosted: 3 provincial in July and August

Estimated number of drownings in British Columbia and Yukon in 2015: 69