Jul 28
2021

20 Year Analysis on Drowning

20 Year Analysis on Drowning

Did you know that for every 1 fatal drownings there are 6 non-fatal drownings? This is one of the findings from a recent 20 year analysis of drownings in Alberta completed by the Lifesaving Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories in partnership…

Jul 13
2021

New Study Shows an Increase in Drowning For Those 65+

New Study Shows an Increase in Drowning For Those 65+

The Journal of Aging and Health 2021 recently published a study that found that older adults, those 65+, have been drowning at increasing rates. In their study Exploring a Hidden Epidemic: Drowning Among Adults Aged 65 Years and Older researchers Tessa…

Jun 11
2021

Alberta Enters Stage 2 of Reopening Plan

Alberta Enters Stage 2 of Reopening Plan

Today a number of restrictions across Alberta have been eased as the province moves forward with its reopening plan. While we are still waiting on the publishing of the latest Public Health Order which will provide additional clarity and set the expectations…

May 07
2021

Limited Time Offer! Order a personalized Lifesaving Society Tumbler

Limited Time Offer! Order a personalized Lifesaving Society Tumbler

The Lifesaving Society is offering personalized tumblers with a powder coated finish that is vacuum-insulated with a liner that maintains optimal drinking temperatures. Made with a stainless steel dual wall construction and lead-free vacuum seal. Features…

Apr 22
2021

Director Recruitment

Director Recruitment

The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch is actively recruiting for 2 Director positions: 1 - Volunteer Director - Corporate Secretary 1 - Volunteer Director – At Large Please review the recruitment package if you are interested…

Apr 21
2021

The Lifesaving Society Alberta & Northwest Territories is hiring!

The Lifesaving Society Alberta & Northwest Territories is hiring!

The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories is looking to hire the following positions:   Community Water Smart® Advisor 2 Full Time Positions (1 Position - Banff, 1 Position - Yellowknife) Term of Position: May 10 – August 31, 2021…

Apr 13
2021

Lifejacket Loaner Station Start of Season Call!

Lifejacket Loaner Station Start of Season Call!

Spring is here and the Lifesaving Society is getting ready for another busy summer season. A major part of the season for many communities will be getting Lifejacket Loaner Stations ready. The Lifesaving Society will be hosting our annual start-of-season…

Apr 12
2021

The Return to Step 1 for Swimming Pools in Alberta

The Return to Step 1 for Swimming Pools in Alberta

On April 6, 2021, the Government of Alberta announced that due to COVID-19 variant of concerns and increased viral spread across the province that public health restrictions would be re-imposed. Chief Medical Officer of Health Order (CMOH) 08-2021…

Mar 03
2021

Ruth Lee Pool Rescue Manikins Now Available!

Ruth Lee Pool Rescue Manikins Now Available!

The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories now has Ruth Lee Pool Rescue Manikins for sale. The Ruth Lee Pool Rescue manikins feature a revolutionary design that will innovate First Aid, Lifesaving, and Lifeguard Training. The Ruth Lee…

Feb 09
2021

The Path Forward for Swimming Pools in Alberta - Step 1 Update

The Path Forward for Swimming Pools in Alberta - Step 1 Update

Yesterday, the Government of Alberta moved to Step 1 of the Path Forward, and CMOH Order 02-2021 was issued. This order officially permits some business activities to resume. Affiliate Delivery Partners are encouraged to review the order and its…

Feb 03
2021

The Path Forward for Swimming Pools in Alberta

The Path Forward for Swimming Pools in Alberta

On January 29, 2021, the Government of Alberta announced the path forward outlining the steps to be taken in easing public health measures and restrictions for the re-start of businesses in various sectors. Since then, more information has been…

Jan 22
2021

Update on Lifesaving Society Certifications

Update on Lifesaving Society Certifications

Certifications in Alberta   No certification extensions were issued following the announcement of province wide mandatory restrictions including the closure of recreation and fitness facilities put into effect on December 13, 2020. Now that we know…

Jan 21
2021

COVID-19: Guidance on Indoor ventilation during the pandemic

COVID-19: Guidance on Indoor ventilation during the pandemic

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has developed a guide to inform Canadians about how indoor ventilation, in combination with other recommended public health measures, can reduce the spread of COVID-19. This guide provides practical tips on how…

Dec 01
2020

2021 Price List Released

2021 Price List Released

In consideration of the economic climate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no price increases in 2020 to program exam fees, recognition materials, or literature.    Throughout 2020 the Lifesaving Society experienced a significant decline in…