WaterSmart Public Education

Drowning is Preventable 

The Lifesaving Society performs research into drowning and aquatic-related injury to enable us to focus on causes and their prevention.

We deliver WaterSmart public awareness and behavioural change messages through the media, print and electronic communications, community action, special events, tradeshows, and promotions. Examples include the WaterWise Team, National Drowning Prevention Week, and the annual Honour & Rescue Awards ceremony. Click here to learn how to Be WaterSmart.

In addition to these outreach events and promotions, the BC & Yukon Branch also offers many public education programs to aid in our mission of reducing drowning and aquatic-related injury.

Lifesaving programs include: