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…

Jan 29
2020

Lifesaving Society CPR Training Manikin Lungs

Lifesaving Society CPR Training Manikin Lungs

We are pleased to notify you of the latest addition to our product line. We have been able to source a generic lung that is compatible with the Actar D-Fib manikin lungs that were discontinued. This new product is available on our shop now.  Product…

Jan 29
2020

Call for Volunteers: Safety Standards Commissioner

Call for Volunteers: Safety Standards Commissioner

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

Jan 20
2020

Update to Policies & Procedures

Update to Policies & Procedures

With the new guidelines and content established for Workplace Approved First Aid Programs, the Lifesaving Society has update its Policies and Procedures document to reflect these changes.  Outlines of the changes are highlighted in the First Aid Programs…

Jan 18
2020

Drop Drownings Event!

Drop Drownings Event!

The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories invites you to join us for our first Drop Drownings Event!Drop Drownings was first hosted in Vancouver, BC in conjunction with the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in 2017. The event is…

Jan 16
2020

2020 AB/NWT Pool Lifesaving Championships and Junior Games

2020 AB/NWT Pool Lifesaving Championships and Junior Games

Registration is now open for the 2020 AB/NWT Pool Lifesaving Championships and Junior Games. Please register your club athletes and coaches as soon as possible. These Championships are open to affiliate lifesaving clubs and registered athletes from…