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New Brunswick Report

2019 NB Report EN 150

Read the 2019 Annual Report.


2019 Maritimes Drowning Report

2019 Maritimes Drowning Report 150


Water Smart Tips for Parents

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Chidren under 5 years old

Children from 5 to
12 years old



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 the public health authorities. We will be providing updates here as required.

Please be advised that:

  • The Society's annual general meeting, scheduled for April 25 at the Eco Centre in Miramichi, is cancelled. The Society's AGM has been rescheduled to take place Thursday, May 14 at 6p by video conference.
  • The Society's office is closed until further notice.
  • The New Brunswick Pool Lifesaving Championships, scheduled for April 4 in Saint John, are cancelled.
  • The Currency of vocational awards will be extended for a period of 90 days from the date aquatic facilities are permitted to re-open. Read more here

The Society is guided by the advice of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and information provided by provincial health agencies and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Everyone has a role to play in limiting the spread of COVID-19 or any other coronavirus. This starts with understanding how coronavirus spreads and how to prevent illness. An excellent source of authoritative information is this government of Canada 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 New Brunswick government regulations, CSA recommendations and the general practice among other workplace first aid providers, the Lifesaving Society New Brunswick has adopted a three-year period for the validity of its workplace EFA and SFA certifications only. Read the announcement



Ryan Ferguson Becomes CEO

RyanCEOThe Lifesaving Society New Brunswick Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Ferguson as CEO effective January 1, 2020. Read the full announcement in the latest edition of Splash!


2019 Canadian Drowning Report

2019 Canadian Drowning Report 150Seniors 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


New Brunswick Waterfront Safety Standards


The Lifesaving Society defines the minimum requirements for the safe operation of public waterfronts in its New Brunswick Waterfront Safety Standards. Developed in collaboration with New Brunswick waterfront operators and experienced aquatic leadership personnel, the Society's bilingual New Brunswick Waterfront Safety Standards provides authoritative guidance on best practices for patron safety. All waterfront owners should have a copy. Order a copy today.


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.

The Lifesaving Society's online store is open for business. Enjoy the convenience of 24/7 shopping. It's all here - from first aid and pool supplies to everything required for lifesaving courses and training. Visit now!