First Aid

Standard First Aid

Our first aid course is a comprehensive two-day program designed for those who need training due to work requirements or for individuals who want to learn essential life support skills to better respond to emergencies at home. As required by regulation, our First Aid course covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the management of other breathing, airway and circulation emergencies, as well as the control of bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing fractures and dislocations, head and spine injuries, and more.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation Standard First Aid course meets provincial regulation requirements for workplace standard first aid courses in most provinces*. Our program features the most up-to-date science from the 2015 Canadian Consensus Guidelines on First Aid and CPR.

Successful students receive a 3-year certification in Standard First Aid.

*not accredited by provincial workplace regulation in British Columbia, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.


Who is First Aid for?

Workplace: This course is appropriate for employers and employees who require Standard First Aid training, as defined by provincial labour laws or workplace regulation.

General Public: This course is applicable to anyone who has a general interest in learning what to do in case of a medical emergency or may be preparing for a job or career where this level of training is required.

First Responders and Healthcare Providers: Our Standard First Aid BLS Provider course is designed for those who, as part of their jobs or professions, have a duty to attend to medical emergencies or patients in a variety of prehospital or in-facility/hospital environments. This may also apply to child-care workers and caregivers and educators and students in in health profession or first responder education programs.