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Transport Canada's Office of Boating Safety (OBS) is the Government of Canada's focal point for the recreational boating community. The OBS delivers prevention-based programs and vital information for users and builders of recreational boats to reduce the safety risks and environmental impacts of boating on Canadian waters. The OBS is also responsible for the regulations and standards that apply to recreational boats in Canada. While the OBS encourages safe boating practices and compliance with the regulations through education, awareness, and information, it also leverages the support of non-profit/volunteer groups to promote boating safety across Canada.

Transport Canada is the federal government search and rescue partner that has been working with the National Search and Rescue Secretariat to deliver Cold Water Boot Camp to the Canadian public.

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