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The Lifesaving Society welcomes the opportunity to work with you should you choose to transition to our training programs.

The Lifesaving Society appreciates the confidence Red Cross has expressed in us and we intend to seize this unique opportunity to become better still.

We hope more young Canadians will be encouraged to pursue the great leadership development opportunities in becoming an aquatic instructor, trainer or lifeguard.

About the Lifesaving Society

For those who are not yet familiar with the Lifesaving Society, we are a national, charitable organization that works to prevent drowning and water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, aquatic safety management services, drowning research and lifesaving sport.

We have more than 100 years’ experience delivering nationally-recognized learn-to-swim, lifesaving, lifeguard and leadership training with more than a million participants each year.


Transition process

For Red Cross training partners, instructors, lifeguards and trainers who wish to take advantage of this transition opportunity, please know that it is the intention of both organizations to make the transition as smooth as possible.

The process for Red Cross Water Safety Training Partners who are already Affiliate Members of the Society is slightly different than the transition process for those who are not affiliates. In both cases, a person-to-person conversation is the best way forward.

Let’s talk – in person, on screen, or on the phone. We invite you to contact us at your convenience. We’ll explore features and benefits of the Society’s programs, answer your questions and explore your concerns. Together, we’ll walk through the steps for a smooth and successful transition that works best for you.

Contact a Lifesaving Society Programs and Communications Manager by phone 902.477.6155 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Seasonal (summer-only) training partners

Red Cross is referring its seasonal training partners to the Lifesaving Society for summer 2022 swim programming. If you wish to transition to the Lifesaving Society’s programs for 2022, please contact Kathryn MacPhee early in the year.