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Upcoming Events

Friday, June 18, 2021
Annual General Meeting
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the 2021 Annual General Meeting and Branch Recognition Awards to celebrate and recognize our collaborative efforts for drowning and injury prevention, sport, recreation and active living.

Date: Friday June 18, 2021

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Location: Online event

Sunday, July 18-24, 2021
National Drowning Prevention Week
Time: 12:00 am

Drowning is preventable! Join the Lifesaving Society Canada in bringing awareness to the drowning problem during National Drowning Prevent Week from 18-24 July 2021.

Over 400 people drown annually in Canada, making it the second leading cause of unintentional death for children and the third leading cause of unintentional death for adults with Indigenous, northern and new Canadians having a disproportionate mortality burden. During the week of July 18 - 24, 2021 The Lifesaving Society of Canada will be educating and promoting safety awareness in, on and around the water.

Statistics show that almost 70% of those who did drown never intended to go into the water and were often within 15 metres of safety. Nearly every Canadian has known someone who has drowned or had a near-drowning experience, whether personally or from his or her communities. To help reduce drowning, all Canadians are encouraged to:

  • Take the Lifesaving Society Swim to Survive Standard (teaches how to survive an unexpected fall into the water) and participate in a learn-to-swim program.
  • Wear a properly fitted lifejacket when out on a boat.
  • Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while participating in aquatic activities.
  • Ensure that children are under the direct supervision of an adult when around barrier-free bodies of water.