The Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters exists so that all Manitobans have the attitude, knowledge, and skill required to make informed decisions about their safety and safety of others when participating in activities in, on, or around the water and ice.
The Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters (MCSW) is guided by the Manitoba Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Strategy, last updated and renewed in February 2015 for an additional five years. Members of the Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters participated in consultations that included reviewing the 2005 strategy and setting goals and priorities for the 2015 to 2020 plan. This strategy was created after Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors renewed the provincial injury prevention strategy. Ultimately, the vision outlined in the strategy is one of safe waters and a drowning-free Manitoba.
UPDATE: The MCSW Community Water Safety Grant Application package for 2019 has been posted. The deadline to apply is October 26, 2018.