The Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition sends support letter to Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau.

The ODPC has joined the many other private and public organizations that support making lifejackets/PFDs mandatory for children in recreational boating.

The ODPC has members consists of:

  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Lifesaving Society Ontario
  • CHEO
  • Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
  • Dovercourt Recreation Centre
  • Ottawa Recreation and Culture
  • Accora Village
  • Ottawa Paramedic Service
  • Ottawa Police Service – Service de police d’Ottawa
  • National Capital Commission
  • Ville de Gatineau
  • The Ottawa Hospital – L’Hôpital d’Ottawa
  • Ontario Provincial Police – East Region

The ODPC mission is simple, Mission – To prevent the incidence of fatal and non-fatal drownings and other water-related injuries in the National Capital Region.

I big thank you to Chris Wagg, Chair and everyone at the OPDC!

For more information about the ODPC, visit their Facebook page at @OttawaDrowningPreventionCoalition