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.

2019 Social Media Plan

Please contact your local pool for NDPW events near you.

NDPW Proclamations 2019

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.

Message from the Premier of Alberta

City of Cold Lake

City of Chestermere

City of Red Deer

City of Beaumont

Village of Donnelly

Village of Marwayne

Village of Rycroft

County of Northern Lights

Town of Spirit River

Hamlet of Ulukhaktok

Summer Village of West Baptiste

City of Calgary

County of Barrhead

Town of Stettler/County of Stettler

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Town of Olds

Summer Village of Parkland Beach

City of Camrose

County of Newell

Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County

Town of Blackfalds

City of Edmonton

Town of Sylvan Lake

Town of Okotoks

Municipality of Jasper