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Family, Children & Youth Courses

Make first aid training a family affair! St. John Ambulance courses offer training for the young and the young at heart. Check out these programs to find courses for elementary school students, potential babysitters as well as certificate and non-certificate courses for the rest of the family. 

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Save That Child


Child injuries require timely action, and the majority of child injuries result from accidents in the home. Save That Child is an interactive course that is great for parents, grandparents, and others who care for infants or children in an informal capacity. The course stresses accident prevention while also teaching first aid skills. Learn how to effectively prevent, recognize, and respond to child emergencies in a casual and social setting. 


Topics include:

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • Preventing childhood emergencies

  • Emergency scene management

  • Child and infant resuscitation (CPR and choking)

  • Fever emergencies, dehydration and convulsions

  • Burns

  • Wounds and bleeding

  • Poisons

  • Concussion injuries



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This introductory first aid course teaches the skills most often required to save a life.  This course is suitable for busy individuals looking for a basic first aid course with no written examination. 


Topics include:

  • roles and responsibilities

  • management of an unresponsive casualty

  • adult resuscitation (1 rescuer CPR and first aid for choking)

  • severe bleeding

  • medical conditions

  • burns, and

  • poisoning

A certificate of attendance is issued upon completion.




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Babysitting Basics

(previously What Every Babysitter Should Know)


This course teaches young people aged 11 years and older how to care for children and infants while babysitting. The course enhances awareness and safety by teaching responsible babysitting, and helping to develop skills to cope with common emergencies. A certificate of participation is issued upon successful completion of the program.


Topics include:

  • becoming a babysitter

  • caring for kids

  • kids and food

  • getting along with kids

  • kids and play

  • keeping kids safe

  • handling emergencies

  • first aid

Canadian Safety Council

Home Alone Program

The Home Alone Program is designed to provide children 10 years of age and older with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied. 

The program focuses on small group discussions, problem solving, role-playing, and instructor-led demonstrations.

The course material covers such topics as:

  • Establishing a routine

  • House Key is your responsibility

  • Strangers

  • Telephone

  • Emergencies

  • Basic First Aid

  • Internet Safety

The Student Reference Book is designed to allow the program participants to actively participate in class assignments. It provides a review of the program material, as well as additional information that will be of value to the students. 

First AId Choking Baby
First Aid Choking
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