National Drowning Prevention Week is July 19 - 25, 2020
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.
Message from Lifesaving Society Canada's President, Martin Forcier - EN
Message from Lifesaving Society Canada's President, Martin Forcier - FR
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.
2020 Social Media Plan
Please contact your local pool for NDPW events near you.
NDPW Proclamations 2020
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.
City of Medicine Hat
Town of Wainwright
City of Red Deer
City of Calgary
Town of Three Hills
City of Cold Lake
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
City of Edmonton
City of Airdrie
Town of Sexsmith