Water Safety Week: June 5 – 12, 2010

Watch children around water at all times

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for Canadian children aged one to four. Parents and caregivers must remain vigilant at all times when children have access to water, as the absence of adult supervision is a factor in most child drownings.

Here are some simple steps the Canadian Red Cross recommends to make the water safer for children this summer:

Swimming skills alone aren't always enough to save a life. Learning water safety is also key to preventing emergencies.

Learn more

To learn more about water safety, please contact your local Canadian Red Cross office.

This tip has been brought to you by the Canadian Red Cross in collaboration with Public Safety Canada.

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