To provide you with an overview of what was presented at the CSBC 2012 Symposium, we have collected and posted the Power Point Presentations from each of the speakers at the 2012 Symposium. To view the Power Points, click on the individual presentation.

Jeff Hoedt, Chief, Office of Boating Safety, United States Coast Guard - Mr. Hoedt presented delegates with the status of boating safety in the United States, and the challenge of his safety organization to help reduce fatalities and change behaviour.
Bill Jennings, Past Director, Muskoka Lakes Association and boating safety educator - Mr. Jennings challenged delegates to consider the greater potential to change boating behaviour by motivating rather than legislating.
Barb Byers, Public Education Director, Lifesaving Society, & Ted Rankine, Playsafe Productions - Ms. Byers and Mr. Rankine discuss the influential role that women have in the lives of their families, to increase their boating safety.
Dr. Philip Groff, Vice President, Programs, Parachute - Dr. Groff’s presentation addresses the psychology of risky behaviour among boaters.
 Howard Glenn, General Manager, Office of Boating Safety & Maritime Affairs, New South Wales, Australia - Mr. Glenn discusses boating safety initiatives in Australia and their contribution to increased lifejacket wear. 
 Peter Chennell, Maritime Safety Operations Manager, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, United Kingdom - Mr. Chennell discusses the role that the Royal National Lifeboat Institution has had in changing boaters' behaviour, and the future of boating safety through their Water Incident Database initiative.
Alistair Thomson, Maritime Safety Inspector (Recreational and Small Craft), Maritime New Zealand - Mr. Thomson covered the unique environmental conditions facing the recreational boater in New Zealand, and that no vessel or operator licensing or registration requirements are in place.
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Introduction: Cathy Santiford, Canadian Safe Boating Council - Ms. Sandiford set the stage for the panel discussion with a brief review of boating fatality statistics in Canada and trends across the provinces.
Ann MacDiarmid, Founding Member of Safe Quiet Lakes, Muskoka -  Discusses the aims of her organization to change the behaviour of boaters in the Muskoka area, through the simple medium of friendly conversation, that will lead to greater awareness.
Sara Anghel, Executive Director/Vice-President, Government Relations, National Marine Manufacturers Association - Ms. Anghel presented a thorough demographic and ethnic snapshot of the recreational boater in Canada, as well as an interesting forecast of the future boater.


Raymond Zee, President, Ontario Chinese Anglers Association - Mr. Zee notes the significant growth in members of his Association that participate in the sport of fishing, and that the lack of formal links between it and regulators means important changes in rules governing boating safety often fail to reach this community.
Peter Garapick, Superintendent, Marine Communications and Traffic Services, Central and Arctic Region, Canadian Coast Guard - Mr. Garapick provided delegates with a snapshot of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), its mandate, and how it typically interacts with the recreational boater.




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 now requires that anyone driving a motorized boat must have a pleasure-craft operator card. It’s for your own safety and that of your passengers. Don’t get caught without one. Take a course and get your license!

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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.