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2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Drowning Report

2019 NL Drowning Report 150


Newfoundland and Labrador Report

2018 Annual Report 150

Read the 2018 Annual Report.


Water Smart Tips for Parents

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Chidren under 5 years old

Children from 5 to
12 years old


AGM via Go-to-Webinar

We invite participants at our AGM webinar (6 pm Wednesday, July 29) to preview the Agenda and related documents:



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


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 Newfoundland and Labrador government regulations, CSA recommendations and the general practice among other workplace first aid providers, the Lifesaving Society  has adopted a three-year period for the validity of its workplace EFA and SFA certifications only. Read the announcement


Cody Dunne Awarded ILS Fellowship

CodyDunne150The Society congratulates Dr. Cody Dunne of St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador who was awarded the Dr. Ian Mackie Medical Fellowship by the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS). The Fellowship provides for young lifesavers with a strong interest in medicine to become an active member on the ILS Medical Committee for four years during which the recipient is expected to author a medical position paper. Dr. Dunne is the first Canadian recipient. Read more


Raegan becomes CEO

RaeganCEOThe Lifesaving Society Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Directors announces the appointment of Raegan Wiseman as CEO effective January 1, 2020. Read the full announcement in the latest edition of Currents!


Become an Examiner Mentor

Examiner Mentors are senior Lifesaving Society Examiners appointed by the Society to mentor examiner candidates through their apprenticeship phase and approve them for examiner certification. Examiners who have conducted a minimum of three exams, and have the desire to support and tutor new Examiner candidates can now apply for this new designation. Learn more or fill out the application form.


2019 Canadian Drowning Report

2019 Canadian Drowning Report 150

Seniors age 65 and older have the highest drowning rate of all age groups according to the Lifesaving Society's 2019 Canadian Drowning Report. Despite the long-term downward trend, high numbers of preventable drowning deaths continue to occur: 2,220 people lost their lives in Canadian waters between 2012 and 2016, the most recent year for which complete data is available. Learn more.


Updated Program Guide

The 2018 edition of the Newfoundland and Labrador Program Guide makes it easier than ever to quickly find the information required to deliver Lifesaving Society training programs - including the Society's revised leadership courses. The ever-popular Prerequisites-at-a-glance is still located on the inside back cover. The Guide is an essential component of every aquatic programmer's reference library.

View it online or purchase hard copies from the Society's office.

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