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…

Nov 26
2020

COVID-19 Update: State of Public Health Emergency Declared

COVID-19 Update: State of Public Health Emergency Declared

On November 24, 2020 the Province of Alberta declared a State of Public Health Emergency. As a result, additional targeted restrictions were announced for areas on the enhanced list (See Government of Alberta www.alberta.ca/covid19). While we have…

Nov 19
2020

Northwest Territories Lifesaving Society Certification Extensions

Northwest Territories Lifesaving Society Certification Extensions

The Lifesaving Society had previously announced the one-time extension of certifications for Members as a result of COVID-19.   Since the Government of Northwest Territories has started to issue exemptions allowing specific swimming pools who have been…

Nov 19
2020

Fall Forum 2020: Save the Date & Call for Presenters

Fall Forum 2020: Save the Date & Call for Presenters

The Lifesaving Society will host a FREE Fall Forum this year on December 10, 2020. This year's Fall Forum will celebrate and share some of the challenges, learnings, and successes experienced by Affiliate Delivery Partners in response to COVID-19.  …

Nov 13
2020

New Targeted Public Health Restrictions In Alberta

New Targeted Public Health Restrictions In Alberta

On November 12, 2020 the Province of Alberta enacted new targeted public health restrictions. These restrictions were put in place for communities that are on the enhanced list (see www.alberta.ca/covid19 for further detail) and go into effect…

Oct 15
2020

2020 Northern Canada Drowning Report

2020 Northern Canada Drowning Report

The 2020 Drowning Report for Northern Canada is now available on the Lifesaving Society website. Members will find that drownings increased slightly in 2017 compared with 2016 but are still lower than annual figures reported in 2008 through 2015.  …

Oct 02
2020

Face Mask FAQ & Updates to Re-Activating Aquatics in Alberta

Face Mask FAQ & Updates to Re-Activating Aquatics in Alberta

Face Mask FAQ Following the publication of the Mask Flowchart Information Bulletin, the Lifesaving Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories has worked closely with our medical advisor to create the Face Mask FAQ reference document. This additional…

Oct 01
2020

Transport Canada Survey on Lifejacket Use

Transport Canada Survey on Lifejacket Use

A key component of the Lifesaving Society's annual Water Smart® education campaign is messaging around choosing and using lifejackets. Drowning data shows that this messaging has had a positive impact, however, there continues to be a high percentage…

Sep 24
2020

New Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Products Available!

New Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Products Available!

To meet the increased needs of our Affiliates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Lifesaving Society has expanded its Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Product Line. Please see this brochure for information and pricing regarding our new product line…

Aug 05
2020

Lifesaving Society Organizational Update - August 2020

Lifesaving Society Organizational Update - August 2020

Message from the CEO COVID-19 has had significant impacts on non-for-profits, charity's, organizations, and communities globally. Many have had to lay staff off, restructure, and re-invent how they do business in order to achieve their mandate.   While…

Jun 25
2020

Lifeguard Return to Work In-Service Guide

Lifeguard Return to Work In-Service Guide

The Lifesaving Society has released a Lifeguard Return to Work In-Service Guide to assist pools in conducting in-services for new and/or returning personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Checklists with 'Must Sees' are included to allow facilities…

Jun 12
2020

COVID-19: Requirement for Re-opening Swimming Pools

COVID-19: Requirement for Re-opening Swimming Pools

On June 12th, 2020, Alberta Health Services released requirements for facility owners and operators for re-opening swimming pools. Owners and operators should call their local public health inspector with AHS to discuss any questions they have about…