One of the main activities the QMA focuses on is making sure that boaters and water sport participants know how important it is to wear life jackets, and thanks to their partnerships with Transport Canada and the Lifesaving Society, the association is proud to promote boating safety in Quebec. In 2013 it began a 3-year campaign aiming to inform people on the various safety measures for each water sport and activity.
This campaign consists of :
• Producing short videos concerning the main points on boat safety
• Supporting the importance of wearing individual flotation devices by setting up kiosks at the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show and the In-Water Boat Show.
• Distributing pamphlets during events out of Quebec
The QMA also takes advantage of its seat on multiple consulting committees related to boating and the nautical industry to share the importance of safe boating.
Within this program, the association has also taken upon itself sharing its studies to better understand the habits of boaters when it comes to boating safety.
Author: P. Groff
Research on the importance of wearing individual flotation devices when boating.
Guide de sécurité pour les événements nautiques et aquatiques
The safety guide for nautical and aquatic events is now available. This guide was written to answer various questions, to help people organise their intervention teams while organizing nautical events.
Rapport final sur les consultations publiques
Author: Comité de consultation sur la sécurité nautique
Following the increase of attention towards the nautical industry, a comity overseen by Mr. Claude Boucher held public consultations in Quebec to make a global report on the nautical industry and give their recommendations to the minister. - April 1999
As well, consult our TIPS AND ADVICE FOR BOATING