National Drowning Prevention Week is July 18-24 2021

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.

2021 Proclamation Template

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.

Please contact your local pool for NDPW events near you.


2021 Social Media Plan

NDPW Proclamations 2021

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.

Government of Alberta

City Of Beaumont

City Of Calgary

City Of Chestermere

City Of Edmonton

City Of Grand Prairie

City Of Medicine Hat

City Of Red Deer

County Of Barrhead

Hamlet Of Tuktoyaktuk

Municipal District Of Bonnyville

Municipal District Of Smokey River

Municipal District of Wood Buffalo

Town Of Athabasca

Town Of Calmar

Town Of Sexsmith

Town Of Wembley

Village Of Alberta Beach

Village Of Glendon

Village Of Linden