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Upcoming Events

Lifesaving Society Trainer Course - September 2018 


Zone: Calgary

Hosted by: Town of Okotoks
Location: Okotoks Recreation Centre


Date: September 21-23, 2018

 

2018 Fall Forum  


Zone: Edmonton

Hosted by: City of Edmonton

Location: ACT Aquatic & Recreation Centre

 

Date: October 19, 2018

 

Safety Management Training Institute - October 2018  


Zone: Edmonton
 
Hosted by: City of Edmonton

Location: ACT Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Date: October 20-21, 2018

 

Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic and Leadership Re-Certifications - Oct 2018  


Zone: NWT

Hosted by: City of Yellowknife

Location: Multiplex (PSAV Meeting Room)

Date: October 22-24, 2018

September 5, 2018 
Training Programs
Safety Management Training Institute
October 20-21, 2018 (Host: City of Edmonton - ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre)           Register
Courses: Aquatic Safety Inspector; Supervision Evaluation & Enhancement (SEE) Auditor
Reminder to all Trainers (formerly: Instructor Trainers)
All current Trainers must attend a Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic by December 31, 2018. There is one remaining Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic scheduled for 2018 in November (Edmonton). Course information and links to registration are provided below. If you have already attended a Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic please disregard this reminder.
Trainer Course (formerly: Instructor Trainer)
September 21-23, 2018 (Host: Town of Okotoks - Okotoks Recreation Centre)         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.
NWT In-Person Leadership Re-certification Course & Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic
October 22-24, 2018
NWT Zone (Host: City of Yellowknife - Multiplex ~ PSAV meeting room & Ruth Inch Memorial Pool) 
Leadership Recertification and Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic Registration Information
In-Person Leadership Re-certification Course & Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic
November 16-18, 2018
Edmonton Zone ( Host: City of Edmonton - ACT Community Recreation Centre)
Trainer Mandatory Update Clinic Registration Information

Member Services
The Lifesaving Society is Hiring!
The Lifesaving Society is hiring for several positions including Training Programs Coordinator (Full Time - Closing Date is September 11); Executive Assistant (Full Time - Closing Date is September 18) and Merchandise Coordinator (Part Time - Closing Date is September 18). Please visit Find a Job on our website for more information on the positions and how to apply.
Fall Forum
The Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories Branch invites you to join us for an exciting day of presentations during the 2018 Fall Forum which will be held on Friday, October 19 in Edmonton at the ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre. You may also visit our website (Branch Events) for more information on the forum agenda and to register.

A reminder that the
Safety Management Training Institute (see Training Programs above) will be held the same weekend.
Lifesaving Society Motto Updated
The Lifesaving Society has adopted the reworded gender neutral Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth Motto.
'Quemcunque miserum videris hominem scias' which means 'Whomsoever you see in distress, recognize in them a fellow human being'.                  
Safety Management
Addressing Impairment in the Workplace

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has written an article in the Health and Safety report about the impacts of the legalization of recreational cannabis in the workplace. The article helps to understand impairment, employer and employee roles, accommodation and testing and developing workplace policies and programs that address impairment. Read the full article.
Lifesaving Sport
National Coaches Week Workshops

Edmonton Sport Council is offering a professional development workshop for coaches during this week: Deliberate Practice Techniques Using the LTAD Model on September 22. Alberta Sport Connection is offering multiple NCCP modules (Sept. 22-30), both online and at Percy Page Centre. Click here for the full schedule.
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: