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2020 Courses


To our customers, stakeholders and the communities we serve.

St. John Ambulance Ontario is and has always been concerned for the safety, health and well-being of our clients, employees, instructors and volunteers and the communities we serve. With the impact of the COVID-19/Coronavirus in Canada and worldwide, we wanted you to know what we are doing to keep you and others safe.


• All St. John Ambulance Ontario training courses and volunteer activities (excluding our volunteer Medical First Response Services) have been suspended until at least June 22, 2020. This date may change. Please check for regular updates. We will contact you to reschedule any suspended training that you were scheduled to attend.

• Many of our branch offices across Ontario are also closed until further notice, however, our staff and medical first response volunteers are engaged and providing modified services.


Rest assured that we are still available to hear from you. In order to respect “social distancing” directives from health authorities, our staff are working remotely and are available via e-mail and phone. Please contact [email protected] or call (905) 568-1905.


For those working, studying or staying at home, St. John Ambulance Ontario offers a selection of courses that can be taken from the safety of their home. Please visit

We recognize that this is a unique situation, one that is unprecedented and presents new challenges. We remain committed to the health and safety of those we serve, our employees, our volunteers and our communities both now and always.

Corporate Training Programs

Most workplaces in Canada require First Aid certified employees to provide immediate care in the event of injury or medical emergency. The First Aid certification and equipment requirements vary depending on regulatory jurisdiction, industry, hazards in the workplace and the number of employees. St. John Ambulance offers First Aid training programs and options to meet your unique workplace health and safety needs across Canada. We will work with you to develop a customized solution to meet your occupational health and safety needs.

Course Listing - with links to class dates

Select your course below or download the 2020 Course Calendar.

First Aid and CPR Courses
Emergency LevelEmergency First Aid programs provide classroom instruction time of at least 6.5 hours, normally in a one day format. Certification meets the requirements in the Canada Labour Code, and WSIB standards for workplaces in the province of Ontario with 1 - 5 Employees. Emergency First Aid is Available with Level A or C CPR

Courses with Emergency Level First Aid
Emergency First Aid with Level A CPR & AED
Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR & AED
Standard LevelStandard First Aid programs provide at least 13 hours of instruction time, normally delivered in a 2 day format. Certification meets the Canada Labour code and WSIB Standards for workplaces in the province of Ontario with more than 5 Employees. Standard First Aid is Available with all three levels of CPR.

Courses with Standard Level First Aid
Standard First Aid with Level A CPR & AED
Standard First Aid with Level C CPR & AED
Standard First Aid with Level BLS CPR & AED

Renewal Courses with Standard Level First Aid
Standard First Aid - Level A Renewal
Standard First Aid - Level C Renewal
Standard and BLS Renewal
Standard First Aid Level A Blended - Online and In class
Standard First Aid Level C Blended - Online and In class
Medical First Responder LevelAdvanced First Aid training for first responders and workers in remote areas. Pre-requisite Standard with C or HCP CPR. This 40 hour training program builds upon the skills in Standard First Aid with more advanced training. Ideal for students considering an emergency response career.

Advanced Medical First Responder
Mental Health First Aid This 2 Day Mental Health First Aid - Basic course is delivered by Mental Health Commission of Canada instructors. Training provides participants with the skills to confidently support a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate support is found or the crisis is resolved.

Mental Health First Aid
Level C CPRCourses with Level C CPR & AED provide training in skills for all ages (infants,children & adults)

Courses with Level C CPR
Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR & AED
Standard First Aid with Level C CPR & AED
CPR Level C & AED
CPR Level C & AED renewal
BLS (HCP) Level CPRHealth Care Practitioner Level CPR provides training for those working in the healthcare field or students in related education programs.

Courses with Level BLS (HCP) CPR
Standard First Aid with Level BLS (HCP) CPR & AED
Standard First Aid with Level BLS (HCP) CPR & AED Renewal
BLS (HCP) Level CPR & AED Renewal

Specialty Training programs - Beyond First Aid
Children and Youth Training Programs Home Alone - (1 day) A one-day program designed for children 10 years of age and older to help prepare them stay safe in times where they may find themselves alone for short periods of time.
Home Alone

Babysitting Basics - (1 day) A course created for the 11-14 year old age group designed to teach skills necessary for babysitting.
Babysitting Basics

Emergency First Aid with CPR C & AED - Older teens looking for First Aid skills may consider certification, and attend our public courses.
Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR & AED
New Parent WorkshopThis 3.5 hour non-certificate workshop is structured to teach essential emergency skills to new parents, grandparents and siblings over 14 years old. The training is focused on accident and injury prevention, first aid, choking and CPR techniques used on newborns, infants and young children.

New Parent Workshop
Joint Health & Safety Committee Training St. John Ambulance is pleased to offer Joint Health & Safety Committee certification training based on the latest training standard from the Ministry of Labour. Ideal for those with health and safety responsibilities or for those that would like to boost their résumés for future opportunities.

JH&SC Training
Instructor Training Courses Instructor Development Program Course (Participants must apply for acceptance into these programs). This 40 hour course provides new instructors with the skills to present, demonstrate, coach and evaluate students while delivering our First Aid program curriculum. St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid with HCP level CPR certification and skills testing are a pre-requisite for application. For further information regarding the training requirements and certifications available please contact the local branch or click the link to find out more.

Instructor Development Programs
Pet First Aid First Aid is an important tool for taking care of the ones you love. Many of us have taken a first aid course at some point in our lives for family, school or work related reasons and we have learned some important skills. Your animal companion is more to you than just a pet; they are a member of your family. As such, have you considered how to recognize a potentially serious condition, and help them if they are injured?

Pet First Aid
Marine First Aid Organized by Request on a private basis only - This program meets the Transport Canada, Marine Safety requirements for examination and certification of seafarers. Please contact our office for further information.