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New Brunswick Report

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Read the 2021 New Brunswick Report.

 
 
 
 
 

Splash Mar. 2022

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Read the March 2022 edition

 
 
 
 
 

2021 Maritimes Drowning Report

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Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan

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Water Smart Tips for Parents

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Chidren under 5 years old

Children from 5 to
12 years old

 
 
 
 
 

System Maintenance

The Society is performing maintenance on its servers between 11:00 pm (May 22) and 3:00 am (May 23). The Find a Course and Find a Member pages will be inactive during this period, as will the LOGIN function and its subsidiary pages (e.g., Leadership Library, LifeguardDepot.com).

 
 
 
 
 

Office closed

The Society's office will be closed Monday, May 23 in observation of Victoria Day.

 
 
 
 
 

Swim Transition

The official Swim Transition Instructor Clinic approved by the Lifesaving Society Canada and endorsed by the Canadian Red Cross is online now at e-lifesaving.ca.

The Canadian Red Cross is winding down its swim and lifeguard programming to direct more attention to surging humanitarian demands in other areas - such as disaster and pandemic response, opioid harm reduction and caregiving for seniors. Red Cross is encouraging its water safety training partners to transition to the swim and lifeguarding programs of the Lifesaving Society Canada. Learn more.

 
 
 
 
 

United Nations Adopts Historic Resolution on Drowning Prevention

The first UN Resolution on Drowning Prevention was approved by the General Assembly on April 28, 2021. Canada was one of 79 Member States that co-sponsored the Resolution. It is a significant milestone: this Resolution will focus attention and action on this highly preventable public health challenge, and increase international awareness and action to reduce drowning. Read the Canadian announcement.

 
 
 
 
 

Introducing the new Bronze medal awards

The Lifesaving Society is excited to announce the official release of the revised Bronze medal awards! The update improves skill progressions for a seamless flow into National Lifeguard and sets candidates up for success as they move through the Society's lifesaving, assistant lifeguard and lifeguard continuum.

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NOTICE BOARD: COVID-19

The well-being of our members and program participants is our priority in this evolving story. The Lifesaving Society is operating in accordance with the recommendations of public health authorities.

Stay up to date by visiting the COVID-19 page on our website

 

 
 
 
 
 

Policy Changes

The Lifesaving Society Canada is adopting 15 years as the minimum age prerequisite for certification as a Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor, or National Lifeguard. The Society is also broadening access to its courses by accepting, for prerequisite purposes, Workplace Standard First Aid certifications provided by training agencies approved by the Government of New Brunswick. Read the details here.

 
 
 
 
 

EFA and SFA Certifications Valid for 3 Years

Lifesaving Society Emergency and Workplace Standard First Aid certifications are now valid for three years (36 months) from the date of certification. In the interests of reducing confusion among employers and harmonizing the Society's currency period with New Brunswick government regulations, CSA recommendations and the general practice among other workplace first aid providers, the Lifesaving Society New Brunswick has adopted a three-year period for the validity of its workplace EFA and SFA certifications only. Read the announcement

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The Lifesaving Society's online store is open for business. Enjoy the convenience of 24/7 shopping. It's all here - from first aid and pool supplies to everything required for lifesaving courses and training. Visit LifeguardDepot.com now!