Thank you very much for your interest in our research program. We’re looking for you to come to our experience site to take part in a series of boating related experiences, to identify the importance that lifejackets play during recreational boating. The experiences will focus on common scenarios that boaters may find themselves in on the water in which, a lifejacket might just save their life. You will be interviewed pre/post experience regarding your views/attitudes towards lifejacket wear and accidental immersion. Many of the experiences will be set in a virtual world where you will be put into a boating scenario while we monitor and measure reactions and collect data with the use of various tech from each experience. These experiences will also be recorded and may be used to reach out across Canada to further our efforts in making our waterways safer and more enjoyable!

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We will work with you to schedule a time at your convenience to participate whether an evening later in the week or during a weekend. Please plan to be on-site for approximately 60-90min.

Georgina (Approximately 45min North of Toronto)

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If interested, please contact Mary at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for final details and consent to take part in the study.

Thank you for your time


5 Key Steps to Safer Boating

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Wear Your Lifejacket

Legally you must carry one on board, appropriately sized for each passenger. But don’t just carry it, WEAR IT.

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Boat Sober

Boating under the influence of alcohol, recreational drugs or prescription narcotics, is illegal, irresponsible and potentially deadly. Leave any such substances until you return to the dock.

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Take a Boating Course

The law requires that anyone operating a power-driven boat must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card OR other accredited proof of competency and it must be carried on board.

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Be Prepared - You and Your Vessel

Ensure your boat has all the required safety gear and sufficient fuel. Be sure the weather is suitable for your vessel’s capabilities.

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Be Cold Water Safe

Cold water is a significant risk. Learn how to protect yourself.