National Drowning Prevention Week is July 21-27, 2019
National Drowning Prevention Week is a flagship "Community Activation" for Canada. NDPW aims to promote awareness of the Society's public advocacy role; to reinforce the identity of the Lifesaving Society as experts in the field of drowning prevention; and to promote the Society's objectives. Many drowning and injury prevention partners such as the public, media, Lifesaving Society affiliate members and leadership volunteers, injury prevention partners and governments have a role in preventing these tragic and preventable deaths and injuries.
Social Media Plan
Each year the Lifesaving Society releases a Social Media Plan to promote National Drowning Prevention Week and raise public awareness of the need for drowning prevention.
We encourage everyone to utilize this plan to promote key messages.
2018 Social Media Plan
Please contact your local pool for NDPW events near you.
NDPW provides a focus around which community Water Smart® educators can plan news releases, do television and radio interviews, run public demonstrations, deliver public training events, and otherwise promote drowning prevention messages and events. Many successful community events are launched with a Mayor’s Proclamation of Drowning Prevention Week.
NDPW 2018 - Proclamation Template
NDPW Proclamation Letter_Mayors of Alberta
NDPW Proclamations 2018
City of Edmonton
City of Calgary
County and Town of Stettler
City of Cold Lake
City of Chestermere
Rocky View County
Town of Three Hills
Town of Bonnyville
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
City of Fort Saskatchewan
Town of Ponoka
Lac La Biche County
Town of Mayerthorpe (via Twitter)
City of Yellowknife (via Twitter)
Town of Okotoks
Village of Forestburg
City of Camrose
City of Red Deer