of the Lifesaving Society

As Canada's lifeguarding experts, the Lifesaving Society readily shares its expertise with its members. To maintain the Society's level of expertise, the Society is committed to:

  • represent Alberta and the Northwest Territories nationally and internationally as an active member of the Royal Life Saving Society and the International Life Saving Federation;
  • conduct comprehensive research into water-related deaths and injuries and the factors contributing to these incidents;
  • respond to identified needs in Alberta and the Northwest Territories through drowning and water-related injury prevention with Water Smart® public education, swimming, lifesaving, and lifeguard training, lifesaving sport initiatives and program development;
  • maintain our commitment to the Program Model Design through the publishing of resource materials for programs, instructors/ examiners, instructor trainers, and affiliate members suitable for the delivery of Lifesaving Society programs and services;
  • research and set standards for swimming, first aid & CPR, lifesaving, lifeguarding, and drowning prevention;
  • research and set safety management standards for aquatic environments; and
  • provide safety management services and training programs that support communities in creating safe aquatic environments.


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