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.
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 the key messages.
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.
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