Canadians enjoy an abundance of aquatic activities through thousands of waterfronts (ocean, lakes, rivers, private pools) and recreational facilities. Tragically, hundreds of Canadians die each year in water-related fatalities.
The Canadian Red Cross is committed to preventing water-related injuries and fatalities. Part of this commitment is to provide other agencies and stakeholders in health promotion and injury prevention with research on drownings.
With the assistance of the Provincial Chief Coroner’s offices, the Red Cross is able to look at who is drowning and in what circumstances. This research is influential in determining Red Cross public education strategies and community initiatives, as well as identifying key messages and skills that all Canadians need to help them stay safe in, on and around the water.
Drowning Research: Water Safety Poll
- Water Safety Poll 2012 (PDF, KB)
If you have queries regarding our drowning research reports, please send your query to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title: Drowning Research Question and your message will be forwarded the appropriate Red Cross member for follow up.