Water Smart® Resources
NEW Water Smart® Posters and Rack Cards (with key messages)
- How to Fit a Lifejacket*
- Don't Drink and Drown*
- Be a Water Smart Boater*
- Drowning Hits Close to Home*
- Within Arm's Reach and Active Supervision*
- Be Ice Smart*
*Note: all new Water Smart posters are also available in banner format.
NEW Water Smart Brochure
- Your First Ten Minutes at the Pool
Note: NEW Water Smart Posters and Brochures can also be co-branded. If you are interested in co-branding these resources please contact the Society.
Water Smart® resources can be used throughout the year in a variety of ways including:
- Offering Swim to Survive® in your community*
- Promoting safe behaviors at an aquatic facility or waterfront
- Educating the public at community events
- Enhance existing programs and initiatives within your community
*In Canada, Swim to Survive® is a proven method to prevent drowning and the Lifesaving Society advocates for all Canadians to learn basic swim survival skills in a global effort to eliminate drowning.
Water Smart Toolkit
To see the contents of our complete Water Smart® Toolkit view the Water Smart® Content Guide. Water Smart® Toolkits are also available on a USB key. Water Smart Toolkits can be ordered in full or select materials can be ordered separately.
Ordering Water Smart Resources
To order Water Smart resources complete the Water Smart® Materials Order Form and return it to the Society’s office or visit our SHOP.
View or Download some of our Water Smart® Resources
Water Smart® Key Themes and Messages & Guides
The Water Smart® Key Themes and Messages helps educate people about how to be safe in, on and around the water. Inside you will find tips and messaging to assist you in helping educate others about being safe!
The Water Smart® Activities Guide is designed for Pool Programmers, Instructors, or anyone interested in teaching people to make Water Smart choices, that will help them avoid injury while playing or working in, on and around water or ice. The activities are presented in five themes: General Safe Behaviour; Swimming in Open Water; Safe Fishing and Boating; Ice Safety and Cold Weather; and Water Rescue.
There are two NWT Water Smart Resource Guides including the Waterfront Safety Guide and the NWT WS Program - Guide for Community Leaders.