Swimming Health and Safety Legislation

All Canadian Red Cross courses meet strict guidelines for content and delivery. The Canadian Red Cross Lifeguard program meets all provincial/territorial legislation requirements. Links to provincial/territorial legislation are below. Letters received from the provincial governing body for lifeguarding training will be posted as they are available under the province to which they relate.

Federal Legislation

Alberta

British Columbia

The Canadian Red Cross will not offer the Red Cross Lifeguard program in this province due to an agreement with the Lifesaving Society.

Manitoba

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Public Health Act
  • Ministry of Health recognizes the Canadian Red Cross Lifeguard program 

Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Industry Standards - Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Industry Standards

Ontario

Public Health Act and Regulations

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

The Canadian Red Cross will not offer the Red Cross Lifeguard program in this province due to an agreement with the Lifesaving Society.

Public Health Act and Regulation

Saskatchewan

Yukon Territory

The Canadian Red Cross is pursuing recognition in those provinces and territories where Red Cross Lifeguard is not currently recognized.