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Upcoming Events

Zone: Calgary
Location: Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Location: Yellowhead Casino
Date: April 1-3, 2018  


Location: Max Bell Aquatic Centre
Friday, April 13 - 15, 2018

Zone: Edmonton
Hosted by: City of St. Albert
Location: Fountain Park Recreation Centre

Date: Friday, May 11-13, 2018

Zone: Calgary
Hosted by: TBC
Location: TBC

Date:Friday, June 15-16, 2018
February 7, 2018
Training Programs
In-Person Leadership Recertification Course & Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic
June 15-17, 2018
Calgary Zone (Host: YMCA Calgary - Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge)
In-Person Leadership Recertification Course & Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic - Northwest Territories
September, 2018 (Dates TBC)
NWT Zone (Host: TBC, Yellowknife)
Registration information to be announced.
In-Person Leadership Recertification Course & Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic
November 16-18, 2018
Edmonton Zone ( Host: City of Edmonton - Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre)
Trainer Course (formerly: Instructor Trainer)
May 11-13, 2018 (Host: City of St. Albert)     Register
Trainers are responsible for preparing candidates to assume leadership roles as Lifesaving Society Instructors, Examiners, and Coaches. Trainers are responsible to teach, evaluate, and certify candidates for Lifesaving Society Instructor, Examiner and Coach certifications in the topical streams in which they are appropriately qualified. They may be appointed as a Mentor.
Prerequisite(s):  Application, leadership experience, current Lifesaving Instructor.
Candidates must complete the Course/Clinic Application Form and forward to the Society's office for approval prior to registering for course.
Member Services
Canadian First Aid Manuals
In 2016 substantive changes were made in the Canadian First Aid Manual as a result of the ILCOR decisions. These appeared for the first time in the Fourteenth Printing, revised October 2016. This and all subsequent printings of the Canadian First Aid Manual are technically current and can be used for program delivery.
DB Perks Scholarship
Through generous support from DB Perks & Associates Ltd, the Society is able to offer the annual DB Perks Leadership Scholarship Program. The Lifesaving Society awards up to four (4) leadership scholarships each year. These scholarships (valued at $250 each) are to be used by recipients to advance their leadership capacity in delivering Lifesaving Society education and training programs in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
Application deadline: March 31, 2018.
To access the application form click: HERE

NEW Leadership Competencies Publication
In August 2017 the Lifesaving Society launched and began to roll out the new National leadership training system. The new training system is based on 13 competencies within 5 different leadership levels that are needed to provide quality lifesaving education. The Society's Leadership Competencies publication is a leadership standard that can support more than just the leadership training programs. It is now available to order on our SHOP.
Office Closed
Please note that the office is closed on Monday, February 19 for the Family Day holiday.

2018 Casino - Volunteers Needed
The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories casino fundraiser is April 1 and 2, 2018 at Casino Yellowhead in Edmonton. This event raises significant funds to support our humanitarian mandate to prevent drowning and water-related injury. We are still in need of volunteers to support day time and evening positions. Please join us to support the Lifesaving Society. Meals and beverages will be provided. REGISTER HERE .
Updated Leadership Training Event Calendar
We have recently updated our Leadership Training Event Calendar to include Trainer and Instructor Recertification Courses as well as a Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic in the NWT as well as changed the date of our annual National Trainer Course from September to June to coincide with our annual general meeting.  
Safety Management
Changes to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Act
The new Occupational Health and Safety Act will come into effect June 1, 2018. Changes to the act are the result of a comprehensive review completed by the Government of Alberta to the OHS system that concluded in the fall of 2017. New additions to the Act focus on ensuring that workers can refuse unsafe work, know what hazards are present on the job, and have a right to participate in workplace health and safety discussions.
With the new OHS legislation, the responsibilities of different workplace parties to health and safety are clearly defined and all worksite parties must ensure that information regarding health and safety hazards is available onsite.
More information will also be published regularly by the Government of Alberta on OHS investigations.
A full overview of the changes can be found at
Lifesaving Sport
Volunteers Required - 2018 Alberta/Northwest Territories Pool Lifesaving Championships & Junior Games
The Alberta and Northwest Territories Pool Lifesaving Championships and Junior Games will be taking place Friday April 13, 2018 - Sunday April 15, 2018 at the Max Bell Aquatic Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit an application.
For further information and to apply click HERE .
Canada's Drowning Prevention Charity
The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch
Charitable Registration No. 11912 9021 RR0001
13123 - 156 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1V2

The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch would like to thank our supporter: