Lifesaving News


2016 CPR & First Aid Update

The Lifesaving Society has integrated the 2016 Canadian Consensus Guidelines into its training programs and is now prepared to implement the new standards. The Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch has developed a web-based update process for all instructors. A livestream event was hosted on Monday, October 24th, and now all instructors can complete their mandatory first aid update here on the Toolkit.

UPDATE (November 4, 2016): We have had some wonderful feedback from across the province on our livestream YouTube event. Thanks to this feedback, you now have until April 1, 2017 to complete the update process.

For more information, please read this memo.

You require a Toolkit account to access the update.


Manitoba Program Guide, August 2016 Edition, Released

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The Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch has released a revised Manitoba Program Guide (August 2016 Edition).

The August 2016 edition incorporates changes communicated to Instructors, Instructor Trainers, and Affiliates over the past several months. These include revisions to National Lifeguard Instructor and Examiner policies, clarifications on minimum teaching time for courses, ownership of test sheets returned to the office, and first aid/CPR time guideline clarifications.

Please contact Kathy Plett, Program Coordinator at (204) 956-2124 with any questions.


The Lifesaving Society is assisting the World Health Organization (WHO) to spread awareness in Canada of the first ever Global Report on Drowning; Preventing a Leading Killer. The report identifies drowning as a major public health issue and calls on the world's nations to ramp up drowning prevention measures. Read the Lifesaving Society's communique.


Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters

Proud to be a Core Member and the Secretariat for the Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters.

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The Lifesaving Society wishes to thank the Winnipeg Foundation for a grant in support of our technology upgrade project. The grant allowed the Branch to modernize our computer systems and enhance security measures, so we can delve deeper into the digital world.