The Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition has sent a letter of support to Transport Minister Marc Garneau.

The Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition was formed in response to the call to action from the World Health Organization’s 2014 report. Drowning is a multisectoral issue that requires partnership among all stake holders. The purpose of the Coalition is to establish and implement a long-term multi- sectoral plan to reduce drowning in Canada. Drowning threatens all populations, but the risks parallel many social determinants of health, disproportionally affecting Indigenous peoples, new immigrants, the elderly, and rural populations. Fatal and non-fatal drowning incidents impact not only the individual, but families and entire communities.

Stakeholders of the CDPC include the Canadian Red Cross, the Lifesaving Society, the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Camping Association and many more. For a complete list and for more information on the CDPC, go to

Thank you CDPC!