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|Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)||ON||
MADD Canada will install approximately 425 signs across Canada between 2017 and 2019 that will advise Canadians to contact 911 if they notice drinking-and-boating activity.
MADD Canada will also update, reprint and distribute their safe boating brochure and post cards each year, develop a survey and distribute questionnaires to boaters across Canada that will collect data about boaters’ attitudes and behaviours toward impaired boating and the impact of the signs in year 3 and compare results with survey data compiled from their 2014-15 project and provide a report. The results will provide guidance on how to maximize the impact of education & outreach materials and drive behavioural and attitudinal change with respect to impaired boating.
MADD will additionally produce new English and French safe boating television public service announcements (PSAs) with an emphasis on impaired boating.
|University of British Columbia||BC||
The University of British Columbia (UBC) will develop a social marketing campaign and conduct research related to awareness, attitudes and behaviours among recreational boaters in British Columbia.
Phase 1 – an epidemiological report will be generated about recreational boating injuries in BC, including the review of existing reports, lessons learned from prior project evaluations, market research and consultations with experts in the field. Based on these findings, UBC will develop a social marketing campaign to promote safe boating practices and behaviours.
Phase 2 – a campaign will be launched through television, newspapers, blogs, radio, ambient signage and other marketing approaches.
Phase 3 – public response from the campaign will be tracked and the campaign will be modified accordingly. UBC will generate a final report quantifying the campaign’s impacts. Results will be shared with other jurisdictions to promote best practices.
|Canadian Power and Sail Squadron||National||
The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron (CPS) will build on the successes of their previous projects and continue with a three year National project to provide education on required safety equipment, the care and maintenance of that equipment and how to safely and effectively use flares when needed. In addition, they will raise awareness of the need to dispose of outdated flares in a timely and safe manner and to offer education and disposal events whereby individuals may return outdated flares to selected CPS and partnering retailers.
The NAssociation Maritime du Québec’s (AMQ) three year project will target boaters to encourage them to adopt safe boating behaviour on and around water, with the goal of making safe boating practices a normal practice when boating. The project will focus around their existing “Suivez la Vague” campaign which includes four components:
|Service national des sauveteurs||QC||
The Service national des sauveteurs’ three year project is an awareness campaign directed at young boaters to promote the compliance of boating safety regulations and safe boating practices and will take place throughout the province of Québec. The awareness campaign will be developed around social media messaging and will include a public service announcement in French and English to target popular boating activities and will be distributed to TV, social media, and posted on the SNS website.
|University of Ottawa||NWT||
The University of Ottawa’s three year project will focus on adapting the Pleasure Craft Operator Course, the Cold Water Survival Course and the Alaska’s Kids Don’t Float Program to the regional needs of the Inuvialuit region. Boating safety events will be organized to deliver three modified training programs and for all of the courses, community members will be mentored to become instructors and boating safety equipment will be delivered.
|Shuswap Lifeboat Society||BC||
The Shuswap Lifeboat Society will implement a one year awareness campaign to replenish items and supplies in order to continue delivering safe boating practices to the recreational boating enthusiasts in the Shuswap community and on the Mara and Shuswap Lakes, deliver school programs to eight schools, attend at least ten community events, conduct at least six safety inspections and maintain existing and install two additional Kid’s Don’t Float Kiosks.
|Fraser Basin Council Society||BC||
The Fraser Basin Council Society’s one year project will deliver a safety campaign for the most needed water recreation safety issues and provide boating/water recreation safety equipment. They will design and deliver safety messages and campaigns via newspaper and magazine articles, paid advertising and social media; distribute rack cards/brochures at marinas, visitor centres and campgrounds; and install signs at popular beaches, boat launches and information kiosks.
They will also purchase marine safety whistles which will be distributed by safety partners (RCMP, BC Conservation Officers, Lake-based patrols etc.) and continue their partnership with Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue to build and equip new “Kid’s Don’t Float” lifejacket loaner stations.
|Paddle Newfoundland Labrador||PNR||
Paddle Newfoundland Labrador’s three year project includes several activities which will assist its membership and the wider public to be prepared to safely paddle in the cold water environments of Newfoundland and Labrador. The project proposes to produce twice a year, their magazine “Ebb & Flow”, which contains a variety of articles related to paddling activities and safe paddling skills and awareness of environmental conditions. Under this project, off season presentations will be delivered and will detail safety tips, trip planning tips and lessons learned. Pool sessions will be offered in Gander and St. John’s and will provide paddlers with the opportunity to learn and improve rescue and handling techniques. Other activities proposed under this project are Safety Days which will aim at teaching and reminding the general public of basic safety while paddling and Annual Retreats which are planned each year to bring together kayakers and canoeists to acquire skills, receive training, and receive presentations from guest speakers.
|Municipalité de Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard||QC||
The Municipalité de Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard’s one year project consists of a marine patrol that will deliver an education and awareness campaign on two popular lakes in Québec (Saint-Joseph and Sainte-Marie). The marine patrol will provide information and guidance to the public on boating regulations related to water sports and water safety and verify and replace buoys in “at risk” zones on both lakes as well as on the river that joins both lakes.
An information pamphlet as well as a video on boating safety will be developed and distributed. The pamphlet will include a map of both lakes including the river that joins the lakes with buoys, at risk zones, and reduced speed limit zones clearly marked. They will also have an information booth at two local events.
|Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District||BC||
The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s three year project contains two components. The first component consists of visiting local schools to promote recreational boating safety to children to bring awareness about the dangers of unsafe practices and the responsibility of having fun in the sun on the water. The second component will be a Sproat Lake Marine Patrol. The Marine Patrol will be located at the boat launch during expected peak volume and when not stationed at the boat launch, will patrol the lake. They will provide information and guidance to the public on boating regulations, water safety, etiquette, hazards, tourist information, as well as conduct Pleasure Craft Courtesy Check. They will also observe and report dangerous watercraft operations, offer assistance, observe on-shore activities, record and report incidents of concerns and collect and record water clarity and temperature at predetermined locations. Through this project, a Personal Flotation Device loaner station will also be available at the boat launch.
|Association pour la protection du Lac Massawippi||QC||
The Association pour la protection du Lac Massawippi’s project is a continuation of a two-year funded project that aims at improving boater understanding and behaviour and instill a sense of self-responsibility and management for the education and awareness of boating safety related regulations and practices as well as the respect for the environment of the Lac Massawippi and its tributaries. A “calepin intelligent” notebook will be developed and will include the most updated information on boating safety which will be updated annually. This notebook will be posted online and paper copies will be available at municipal offices, boat launches and will be mailed to boaters. Bleu Massawippi will also continue promoting boating safety on land and on water with a Marine Patrol (students). Finally, they will attend conferences, meetings etc. to advertise their activities with the intent of nationalizing the project and will create a manual on self-responsibility and updated guide using the reports and research from both projects (Phase 1 and 2).
|Canadian Safe Boating Council||National||The “Better Boater” project is a 3-year national boating safety and social media outreach program that will provide a variety of boating information and education to boaters.||$673,226|
|Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary||National||This project will take place over a 3-year period and aims at reviewing, updating and adapting the wide range of written material and tools that CCGA volunteers use when attending boat shows or performing vessel courtesy checks.||$385,000|
|Eau Vive Québec||Québec||This project will take place over a 3-year period and will focus on a paddle board awareness campaign on all waterways in Québec.||$315,840|
|Plein Air Haute-Rouge||Québec||The purpose of this one-year project is to educate stakeholders and users to hazards related to the practice of non-motorized boating activities on rivers.||$52,309|
|La Municipalité d’Ivry-sur-le-Lac||Québec||This project will take place over a 3-year period and aims to inform, educate, and promote boating safety and encourage effective ways to change the behaviours of boaters through public outreach activities.||$114,170|
|Shuswap Watershed Council
C/O o Fraser Basin Council
|British Columbia||This one-year project aims to deliver a safety campaign addressing recreational boating safety issues as well as providing boating safety equipment and continue their partnership with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue to build and equip new “Kid’s Don’t Float” lifejacket loaner stations.||$20,550|
|Shuswap Lifeboat Society||British Columbia||This one-year project aims at replenishing items and supplies in order to continue delivering safe boating practices awareness to recreational boating enthusiasts in the Shuswap community and on the Mara and Shuswap Lakes.||$5,925|
|Labrador Hunting and Fishing||Newfoundland and Labrador||The project will take place over a 3-year period and will focus on raising the profile of safe boating within Upper Lake Melville, targeting primarily youth and the hunting and recreational fishing community within central Labrador.||$84,000|
Recreational Boating Safety Component
|Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)||National||Report Impaired Boating – Call 911||$196,316|
|Drowning Prevention Research Centre Canada||National||Online mapping of drowning incidents in recreational boating across Canada||$396,000|
|Canada Power and Sail Squadrons||National||CPS-ECP Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check||$30,300|
|Boating BC Association||British Columbia||Boat Safe BC: Safe Boating Education & Awaremess Campaign||$300,000|
|Kelowna Yacht Club||British Columbia||Okanagan Boating Safety Program||$243,929|
|Charleston Lake Association||Ontario||The BASS Initiative (Boater Awareness of Safety System)||$24,207|
|Service de sécurité incendie de la Vallée de la Rouge||Québec||Awareness Boating Patrol||$24,102|
|Ville de Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts||Québec||Safe Boating Awareness Campain||$109,850|
|Ville de Boucherville||Québec||Enhancement of actions towards boating safety awareness and education in Boucherville||$394,505|
|Municipalité de Saint-Paul-de-l’Île-aux-Noix||Québec||“Le Refuge de l'Île”||$9,126|
Small Vessel Safety Component
|Nova Scotia Community College||Nova Scotia||Collision Prevention: Engage, Innovate, Educate||$200,000|
|Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council||Nova Scotia||Advancing Safety at Sea||$149,644|
|Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia||Navigational Safety Awareness Campaign||$154,820|
|The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq||Nova Scotia||Mainland Mi’kmaq Boat Safety Project||$103,960|
|BC Seafood Alliance doing business as Fish Safe BC||British Columbia||Preventing Collisions and Ensuring Safe Navigation within the Pacific Coast Small Vessel Fishing Fleet||$200,000|
|Heiltsuk Tribal Council||British Columbia||Small Vessel Safety Program for Hailzaqv (Heiltsuk) Territory||$58,124|
|Gwabalis Fisheries Society||British Columbia||Gwabalis Fisheries Society Commercial Fishing and Small Vessel Safety Awareness Project||$62,501|
|Boating BC Association||British Columbia||Sharing BC’s Waterways: Small Vessel Safety Education and Outreach Campaign||$75,000|
|Arctic Research Foundation||Arctic||Arctic Small Vessel Safety Program||$150,000|
|Manitoba Métis Federation||Manitoba||Manitoba Métis Federation Small Vessel Operator Safety Initiative||$74,429|
|City of Saskatoon Fire Department||Saskatchewan||Boat Safe Saskatoon||$200,000|
|École des pêches et de l’aquaculture du Québec||Québec||Responsible Maneuver: a token of safety for all||$200,000|
|Inuvialuit Reginal Corporation||Arctic||Improving the safety of Inuvialuit small boaters in response to the increasing numbers of large vessel traffic in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region||$199,690|
|Datum Marine Services Ltd||British Columbia||Nuu-chah-nulth Youth Marine Safety Training Program||$47,244|
Projects funded under the Boating Safety Contribution Program
Recreational Boating Safety Component
|Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador||Newfoundland and Labrador||"Riding the Wave" - A Proposal to Improve and Increase Paddling Safety among New Paddlers||$65,755|
|Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador||Newfoundland and Labrador||Improving the Use of Floatation and Emergency Signaling Devices in Newfoundland and Labrador||$254,100|
|Service national des sauveteurs Inc.||Quebec||Awareness campaign on water safety rules||$262,500|
|Conseil de gestion durable du lac Saint-Jean||Quebec||Enhancement of boating safety awareness and education tools on Lac Saint-Jean||$68,610|
|Bleu Massawippi||Quebec||Lake Accessible - The ABCs of Boating for Universal and Safe Access||$50,048|
|Boating Ontario Association||Ontario||Boating Ontario: Boating Safety Education Awareness Campaign||$247,652|
|Inuvialuit Settlement Region||Northwest Territories||Promoting safe boating practices for recreational boaters in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region||$165,150|
|Boating BC Association||British Columbia||Improving Safety on our Shared Waterways - An Education & Outreach Campaign for Recreational Boaters in BC||$75,000|
|Shuswap Lifeboat Society||British Columbia||Enhancing Recreational Boating Safety in the Shuswap Region of British Columbia||$18,654|
|Shuswap Watershed Council||British Columbia||Safe Boating and water-based recreation in the Shuswap||$22,900|
|Marine Education and Research Society||British Columbia||Essential Boater Safety - Reducing risk of collision with whales through an online course||$165,012|