Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters

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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 application period for the 2021 Community Water Safety Grants is now open. The deadline to apply is October 30, 2020.

UPDATE: The application period for the 2020 PFD Loan Program has closed. Applications for the 2021 PFD Loan Program will be released in February 2021.