Parent safety tips handouts

Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of preventable death for chidren under 10. Children under 5 are most at risk.


The Lifesaving Society has developed two Water Smart© handouts specifically for:

Please share them.

"Within Arms' Reach" poster

Children under 5 years of age are mobile, curious and at high risk for drowning. They are the least capable of self-rescue of any age group and require close and constant supervision by an adult.

The Society's within arms' reach message is designed to provide parents with specific and concrete parameters for their supervisory role in a meaningful, compelling manner.

The Within Arms' Reach poster was developed in cooperation with the City of Ottawa. Hard copies of the 8" x 17" will be available soon.


NB Within Arms' Reach Poster En (291p)

Click here to download the poster
(English and French)