Become an Associate or Affiliate Member

Any individual, facility or organization is invited to become a member of the Lifesaving Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch. Members agree with the charitable mandate and drowning prevention mission of the Lifesaving Society and actively participate in the shaping of future Lifesaving Society programs and services. They play a vital part in education, training and drowning prevention by broadening the awareness of and access to Lifesaving Society programs and services to their community members, customers and guests. Interested parties please review the Affiliate and Associate Member Agreement for more information and return the signed copy to the Society. Once a signed copy is received, you will be contacted by a Society staff member for additional information. 

Affiliate and Associate Member Agreement

Delivery System

The Lifesaving Society utilizes a third party delivery system.

Our Affiliate Delivery Partners provide access to Lifesaving Society programs in their region.

Schedule of Agreements

The Lifesaving Society provides additional agreements for Members to be granted the right and privilege to offer Swim for Life, First Aid and BOAT (Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Competency) programs and services. Contact the Society should you wish to offer any of these programs.

Employee Certification Tracker

This is a feature to our website that allows authorized Lifesaving Society affiliate members the ability to track their employee’s certifications. The certification tracker is a customizable function for adding and/or removing employee’s and specify certification groups to track.

How do you access the Employee Certification Tracker?

Log onto the Lifesaving Society’s website as an authorized affiliate member and follow the Employee Certification Tracker Help Guide.

Training Centers

Training Centres and Accredited Facilities will optimize their relationship with the Society, providing added value to the community we both serve.

This system involves two levels of accreditation: Provincial Training Centre (PTC) and Zone Training Centre (ZTC). Each type of accreditation has distinct advantages and opportunity for the affiliate and the Lifesaving Society to better meet the needs of the community.

This renewed relationship and delivery partnership offers:

  • fresh avenues to engage people in safe, fun learning activities and fitness;
  • more access to the healthy active lifestyle people want; and
  • incentive for the young and old to stay at the pool, ready to take the necessary training to be a lifeguard and instructor.

Provincial Training Center

In order to be a Provincial Training Centre (PTC) the affiliate must have the capacity to offer a full spectrum of Lifesaving Society education and training programs within their community and to their staff.

The following facilities have been confirmed as a PTC:

  • City of Calgary Aquatic Centers
  • Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre, Hinton
  • Fountain Park Recreation Centre, St. Albert
  • MacEwan Centre for Sport & Wellness, Edmonton
  • Max Bell Aquatic Centre, Lethbridge
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton

To become a Provincial Training Centre complete the "Make the Connection" Training Centre Application Form" and mail to the Society.

Zone Training Center

In order to be a Zone Training Centre (ZTC), affiliates must offer as many Lifesaving Society education and training programs within their current resource capacity with the intent to build further internal capacity.

The following facilities have been confirmed as a ZTC:

  • Harbour Pool, Fort Saskatchewan
  • Mount Royal College, Calgary
  • Ruth Inch Memorial Pool, Yellowknife

To become a Zone Training Centre complete the "Make the Connection" Training Centre Application Form" and mail to the Society.

Zone System

The Lifesaving Society Zone System supports affiliates in the delivery of Lifesaving Society programs and services to the community. The Lifesaving Society Zone System builds a strong network to enhance and support drowning prevention initiatives for all Albertans and Northerners. As the Provincial Sport Organization for competitive lifesaving, Lifesaving Society zones match those of the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation with a sixth zone created for the Northwest Territories.

Benefits of the Zone System include:

  • accessibility for the public to Lifesaving Society programs and services;
  • networking and linkage of common needs within each zone (staff, vocational, programming, etc.);
  • Zone Training Centres; and
  • alignment and administration of sport opportunities within the province/ territory.

Insurance for Associate Affiliate Members and Lifesaving Society Instructors

The Lifesaving Society has made arrangements with Sports-Can Insurance Consultants Ltd. for Associate Affiliate Members and Lifesaving Society Instructors to apply for liability coverage (recommended minimum is $2,000,000).

It is strongly recommended that Associate Affiliate Members and Lifesaving Society Instructors have this liability coverage when providing contracted services or private lessons in the community.

To apply, complete the Insurance Application Form and return it to:

Jackie Whitehead, CAIB
Commercial Account Executive
HUB International Phoenix Insurance Brokers
#201, 5227 - 55 Avenue
Edmonton, AB   T6B 3V1
Phone: 780-​391-2128
Toll Free: 800-​563-5325

E-mail: jackie.whitehead@hubinternational.com