ABOUT THE LIFESAVING SOCIETY
As Canada’s Lifeguarding Experts, we set the standards for water safety in Canada. We work to prevent drowning and water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart public education, water incident rescuer, aquatic safety management, and lifesaving sport. We are a national, volunteer organization and registered charity composed of 10 provincial/ territorial branches, tens of thousands of individual members, and over 4,000 affiliated swimming pools, waterfronts, schools and clubs.
We are a leader and partner in the delivery of water safety education throughout Canada and around the world. The Society operates globally in over 25 countries. We represent Canada internationally in the Commonwealth Royal Life Saving Society and we are Canada’s Full Member in the International Life Saving Federation. The World Health Organization recognizes ILS as the world authority in the global effort to prevent drowning. The Lifesaving Society takes lead responsibility for drowning prevention in Canada.
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