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The Lifesaving Society Manitoba Toolkit is your one-stop resource for teaching and evaluating Lifesaving Society programs. The Toolkit includes lesson plans, handouts, and other resources to help you and your candidates find success.


Toolkit & Program Updates

Updated Program Guide & Revised First Aid Programs

The Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch has updated the Manitoba Program Guide. Please download and refer to the latest copy.

Furthermore, Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health has adopted the Canadian Standards Association’s guidelines for first aid training (CSA Z1210-17). This has resulted in changes to course programming, content, and performance evaluation for first aid courses. There are no updates or revision clinics that Instructors and Trainers must do. Instructors and Trainers must familiarize themselves with the new policies content before teaching a course. All Trainers must include the new policies and content when teaching Lifesaving and First Aid Instructor courses or recertifications.

All relevant information is found on the First Aid & CPR page of the Toolkit.

Affiliates may begin programming the new changes for First Aid programs now. All first aid courses must be programmed and taught with the 2019 policies and content by May 31, 2019.


First Aid Prerequisite Update

The Lifesaving Society – Manitoba Branch has updated which Standard First Aid prerequisites are accepted for the National Lifeguard and Lifesaving & First Aid Instructor programs. Only Standard First Aid certifications listed in Section 12(2) of the Manitoba Public Health Act: Swimming Pool and Other Water Recreational Facilities Regulation (Manitoba Regulation 132/97, as amended) will be accepted as prerequisites for Society certifications. Final implementation of these changes must occur by July 1, 2019.

For reference, the following Standard First Aid certifications are listed in Section 12(2) of the Manitoba Public Health Act, Swimming Pool and Other Water Recreational Facilities Regulation:

  • Lifesaving Society Aquatic Emergency Care
  • Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid
  • St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid
  • Red Cross Standard First Aid
  • Criti Care Inc. Standard First Aid
  • Safety Services Manitoba Standard First Aid
  • Heart Beat Inc. Manitoba Standard First Aid