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• Water Safety
The Lifesaving Society, the lifeguarding experts, works to prevent drownings and water-related injuries through its training programs, drowning research, Water Smart® public education and aquatic safety management services.

The Canadian Red Cross has trained more than 31 million Canadians with its Swimming and Water Safety Programs since 1946. Millions more are reached through public education that encourages safe enjoyment of activities in, on and around the water. Red Cross’ renowned research reports on drownings in Canada and the Injury Prevention Programs that stem from them including; Lifeguarding, swimming, boating safety, drowning prevention, make the Canadian Red Cross the expert on all fields relating to the Canadian aquatic community.

• Boating Safety
The Canadian Safe Boating Council is in the business of promoting safe and responsible boating throughout Canada.

The Canadian Coast Guard is a complex, multi-layer organization. At its most basic, it is a collection of marine programs and services - Search and Rescue; Boating Safety; Environmental Response; Icebreaking; Marine Navigation Services; Marine Communications and Traffic Services; and Navigable Waters Protection - that are collected under the CCG Marine Programs banner.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is a volunteer based organisation committed to safety education and assisting in search and rescue activity.

In the United States, the National Safe Boating Council's mission is to enhance the safety of the recreational boating experience through education and outreach.

This web page provides several additional US links on the subject of boating safety: www.boatsafe.com/links/index.htm.

The Office of Boating Safety, Transport Canada, works closely with the recreation boating community, OBS delivers prevention-based programs to reduce the safety risks and environmental impacts of boating on Canadian waters. It provides information on regulations, equipment, publications, vessel licensing and courses.

• Search and Rescue
The Search & Rescue Volunteer Association Of Canada's mission is to save lives by fostering, coordinating and encouraging excellence in Volunteer Search and Rescue organizations in Canada.

The National Search And Rescue Secretariat acts as a liaison for Search and Rescue (SAR) agencies and all partners involved in Canadian search and rescue. Their combined efforts give Canada one of the most effective national search and rescue programs in the world.

The National Association For Search & Rescue is an American not-for-profit membership association dedicated to advancing professional, literary, and scientific knowledge in fields related to search and rescue.

• Injury Prevention
SmartRisk Foundation is a national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives.

The Canadian Safety Council is a national, non-government, charitable organization dedicated to safety. Their mission is to lead in the national effort to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and economic loss in public and private places throughout Canada.

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