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…

Jun 09
2020

COVID-19: Alberta Relaunches Aquatics

COVID-19: Alberta Relaunches Aquatics

Today the Province of Alberta announced that Swimming Pools and Recreation Centres may reopen with restrictions as early as June 12, 2020. More information on this announcement and guidance from the province can be found on the Government of Alberta…

May 20
2020

COVID-19: Update Regarding Pleasure Crafts

COVID-19: Update Regarding Pleasure Crafts

Please see the attached communication from Transport Canada regarding measures for pleasure crafts in Northern communities: The Government of Canada announces new measures for pleasure craft in northern communities Transport Canada recognizes the ongoing…

May 14
2020

COVID-19: First Aid Programming Position Statement

COVID-19: First Aid Programming Position Statement

All first aid training agencies that provide workplace approved first aid training are required by the Government of Alberta to implement a process to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. As an Approved Workplace First Aid Training Agency the Lifesaving…

May 08
2020

Lifesaving Society Online Learning Academy

Lifesaving Society Online Learning Academy

To meet your member needs the Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch is excited to announce the launch of our Online Training Academy. The Academy will be the the Society's online training platform. Here you will find courses that are fully delivered…

May 07
2020

2020 Annual General Meeting

2020 Annual General Meeting

Registration to attend the 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting on June 12, 2020 is now OPEN!  Note: This year due to Covid-19 and the restriction on public gatherings we will host a Virtual AGM. Typically we also present our Affiliate and Branch Recognition…

Mar 20
2020

COVID-19 and Implications for First Aid Agency Providers

COVID-19 and Implications for First Aid Agency Providers

Please see the attached communication from the Government of Alberta regarding the extension of Workplace First Aid Certifications.  COVID-19 and Implications for First Aid Agency Providers As this is an evolving response to a global pandemic and it…

Mar 17
2020

COVID-19: Recreation Facilities Ordered to Close to the Public

COVID-19: Recreation Facilities Ordered to Close to the Public

On March 17, 2020 the Government of Alberta declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19 under the Public Health Act. New public health measures are now recommended to limit the time Albertans spend in large crowds and crowded spaces. Effective immediately:…

Mar 17
2020

Update from the CEO

Update from the CEO

We are in unprecedented waters as the world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic. In Canadawe are seeing restrictions on society as a whole and life as we know it is immensely different.As we face our new normal (at least for the time being) we recognize…

Mar 16
2020

COVID-19: Update for Aquatic Facilities

COVID-19: Update for Aquatic Facilities

Alberta Health Services has released an update for Aquatic Facilities that have chosen to shutdown, maintain or reduce operations due to the risks associated with COVID-19. For facilities choosing to close to the public: Microbiological water samples are…

Mar 15
2020

Water Smart® Innovation Grant

Water Smart® Innovation Grant

The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch is pleased to launch the Water Smart® Innovation Grant.  The Water Smart® Innovation Grant supports a Canada free from drowning. Up to $750 will be provided to support an individual…

Mar 13
2020

COVID-19: Guidance on Cleaning Public Facilities

COVID-19: Guidance on Cleaning Public Facilities

The Government of Alberta has released new Public Health Guidelines for Environmental Cleaning of Public Facilities during Respiratory Illnesses in the Community.  General Cleaning  Increase daily cleaning and disinfection of common areas and surfaces.…

Mar 13
2020

COVID-19: Recommendations for the Use of Public Swimming Pools

COVID-19: Recommendations for the Use of Public Swimming Pools

On March 12, 2020 the Government of Alberta introduced new restrictions regarding large gatherings of people. The Lifesaving Society has reviewed the recommendations from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health and has consulted with the Government…

Mar 13
2020

COVID-19 and Lifesaving Programs

COVID-19 and Lifesaving Programs

A coronavirus (Covid-19) is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020. It is thought that Coronavirus (COVID-19) it is spread…

Mar 09
2020

Call for Applicants: Lifesaving Society Canada Treasurer

Call for Applicants: Lifesaving Society Canada Treasurer

The Lifesaving Society Canada is seeking a highly motivated, dedicated volunteer to join the National Board of Directors in the position of Treasurer. Resumes and expressions of interest should be forwarded to National Office at nisailovic@lifesaving.ca…

Feb 24
2020

2019 National Lifesaving Sports Awards

2019 National Lifesaving Sports Awards

The National Sport Commission of the Lifesaving Society of Canada is pleased to promote high performance with the 10th annual national lifesaving sports awards. The National Team selection committee will again select the nominees and winners of the awards…

Feb 21
2020

Call for Volunteers: Training Program Commissioner

Call for Volunteers:  Training Program Commissioner

The Lifesaving Society Canada is currently seeking a volunteer to lead the Training Program activity centre and projects as assigned by the Board of Directors. Reporting to the Board of Directors (or designate), the Training Program Commissioner will…

Feb 06
2020

Alberta Public Aquatic Facility Safety Standards

Alberta Public Aquatic Facility Safety Standards

The Lifesaving Society has published new Alberta Public Pool Safety Standards, replacing the Public Aquatic Facility Safety Standards which is now retired. The new publication is available online at www.lifesaving.org under the Safety Services section…