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The BC & Yukon Branch of the Lifesaving Society is an active member of the community dedicated to preventing death and injury in, on, or near the water.

Despite our best efforts, someone drowns on average every 3 days during the summer in B.C.  If you are looking for statistics or authoritative comment when these tragedies occur, we are here for you.  The Lifesaving Society performs research into drowning and aquatic-related injury to enable us to focus on causes and their prevention.  

The Lifesaving Society works to prevent drowning and water-related injury through its Water Smart® public education initiatives, training programs and aquatic safety management services.

Annually, over 1.5 million Canadians participate in the Society’s swimming, lifesaving, lifeguard, first aid and leadership training programs.  The Lifesaving Society sets the standard for aquatic safety and certifies Canada’s National Lifeguards.

The experience and background we can offer comes from years of public and program education.  The Society has been training Canadian lifesavers as the Royal Lifesaving Society of Canada since the first Bronze Medallion award was earned in 1896

As part of a world-wide organization, our resources are abundant and we are ready to enhance your story with background, statistics and a stand on the issues affecting safety around the waters of B.C.

Contact Dale Miller, Executive Director of the Lifesaving Society, BC & Yukon Branch.