The Ontario Coroner's office will probe all drowning deaths since May this year to see if it can pinpoint any common factors.
Acting Chief Coroner for Ontario Bert Lauwers announced the review Thursday, which will comb through each drowning death in the province from May, June, July and August to find out whether there were any common factors.
If necessary, the provincial body will draw up a list of recommendations to help prevent future deaths by drowning, the office said in a release.
Once it's finished, the recommendations would come out in a public report at the end of the year.
In the meantime, Dr. Lauwers said Ontarians should seek out safety resources from the Lifesaving Society and the Red Cross to protect themselves.
He also emphasized the importance of knowing how to swim, wearing a life jacket and adult supervision as the Civic holiday weekend approaches and the hot summer weather persists.