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Accidental falls into water pose risk for young children: Canadian Red Cross report

June 27, 2014 - Nearly 100 Canadians drown every year, many of them young children, after they unexpectedly fall into the water, states a new report released today by the Canadian Red Cross compiling 20 years of data.

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Red Cross urges Canadians to wear lifejackets this May long weekend and throughout the summer

May 15, 2014 -

Every year, there are more than 160 water-related fatalities while boating. Nearly 90 per cent of boaters who drown are not wearing, or not properly wearing, a lifejacket. As today marks National Lifejacket Day, the Red Cross reminds Canadians about the importance of staying safe and wearing a lifejacket while engaging in water-related activities this upcoming long weekend.
 


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ANNUAL OPERATIONAL REPORT: The Red Cross is Ready to Respond Throughout Quebec -

January 10, 2014 -

Across Quebec, the Red Cross' humanitarian mission is realized through numerous activities such as emergency assistance to those affected by disasters, swimming and water safety courses, first aid courses and disaster preparedness.


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ANNUAL OPERATIONAL REPORT: The Red Cross is Ready to Respond Throughout Quebec

January 09, 2014 - Across Quebec, the Red Cross' humanitarian mission is realized through numerous activities such as emergency assistance to those affected by disasters, swimming and water safety courses, first aid courses and disaster preparedness.
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Canadian Red Cross Warns Parents to Watch Children Near Water

August 02, 2013 - With a long weekend coming up, the Canadian Red Cross is reminding parents that the risk of water-related injury and death when children are on or near the water is far greater than perceived.
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Canadians underestimate measures needed to prevent child drowning, Red Cross research suggests

June 06, 2013 - Although child drowning rates are decreasing, it remains the second leading cause of preventable death for children younger than 10. Recent Red Cross research shows that Canadian parents need to develop a better understanding of how to safeguard children in, on and around the water. With June 1 to 8 being Water Safety Week, the Red Cross is calling on all Canadians to educate themselves and their children about the risk of drowning.
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Red Cross urges parents to watch children closely around water

June 28, 2012 -

A child can disappear from sight within minutes and it takes less than three centimetres of water for a baby to drown.


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Red Cross congratulates participants of World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

June 14, 2012 -

The Canadian Red Cross congratulates participants from all across Canada who took part in attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.


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National Lifejacket Day: Canadian Red Cross urges Canadians to wear their lifejackets this summer

May 17, 2012 -

As we mark National Lifejacket Day on May 17, the Canadian Red Cross is urging Canadians to wear their lifejackets.


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Red Cross urges Canadians to take water safety seriously this summer

May 15, 2012 -

As Canadians from Coast to Coast prepare to open their backyard swimming pools and cottages this holiday weekend, the Canadian Red Cross is urging Canadians to be safe around the water.


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