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Lifesaving Society Manitoba

The Lifesaving Society is a full-service provider of programs, products and services designed to prevent drowning. We save lives and prevent water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, aquatic safety management services, lifesaving sport and water incident research.

Founded in 1911, Lifesaving Society Manitoba has been proudly saving lives and educating Manitobans about water safety for over 110 years. We train all of Manitoba’s National Lifeguards.

Our Mission

To prevent drowning and reduce water-related injury.

Our Vision

A Canada free from drowning and water-related injury.

Our Values

  • Guided by humanitarian principles, we are the Canadian leader in the prevention of drowning and water-related injury.

  • We are collaborative, innovative, and ethical.

  • We operate with fairness, respect, trust, and integrity.

  • We value diversity, flexibility and creativity.

  • We seek inclusiveness, driven by the needs of our community.

  • We are a dynamic organization that succeeds through volunteerism, pro-active leadership, and the pursuit of excellence.

Our Motto

Whomsoever you see in distress, recognize in them a fellow human being.


Hiring – Northern Water Smart Instructor

Do you believe that everyone should learn how to swim, no matter where they live?  Lifesaving Society Manitoba is seeking enthusiastic and qualified individuals to…

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Alex Carriere - New Special Projects Officer

New Staff Announcement

Lifesaving Society Manitoba is pleased to announce that our new Special Projects Officer is Alexandra Carriere.  Alex joins us after many years working at pools…

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Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters

Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters logo - sister organization to Lifesaving SocietyThe Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters was formed in 1996 following an inquest into several drowning deaths at Manitoba beaches in 1995.

The recommendation was for organizations with a vested interest in water safety meet at least once a year to identify gaps and opportunities to promote water safety education.

The Coalition consists of close to 50 groups and is always welcoming new members.  It facilitates the Lifejacket Loaner Program and a Community Water Safety Grant program for the Province of Manitoba.

Lifesaving Society Manitoba acts as the group’s Secretariat.

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