Welcome to
St. John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance is Canada’s premier first aid training provider.

St. John Ambulance is Canada’s most trusted provider of life-saving courses. We issue over 550,000 certificates in first aid and CPR each year. We provide regulated first aid training programs that fit your first aid needs to ensure compliance, whether it be at work, home or play!

HeartSine Samaritan 360 AED


This device is Fully Automatic and the smallest and lightest AED on the market. It comes with a Pad-Pak™ cartridge combining battery and electrode pads, with only one expiration date to monitor. It has a 10 year warranty and is available in either English or French.

Receive a FREE wall cabinet with HeartSine AED purchase.

What is CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)?

Steps to take if someone is suffering from cardiac arrest

Once you have determined that a casualty is not breathing:

1. Make sure casualty is on a firm flat surface.
2. Place hands on center of chest.
3. Position shoulders directly over hands and keep elbows locked.
4. Compress 30 times. Push hard – Push fast
5. Pinch nose and make a tight seal over the mouth.
6. Give 2 breaths.
7. Continue cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths until help arrives or an AED is available.

If you are untrained or unsure of your skills – don’t give up!
Give compressions only CPR – pushing hard and fast at a rate of at least 100 times each minute.

This information is no substitute for thorough knowledge of First Aid or CPR! St John Ambulance holds First Aid and CPR courses throughout Canada.

Mental Health & Wellness for the Workplace

Virtual and In-Class Learning Platform Options Available

St. John Ambulance considers it everyone’s business to care about mental health and wellness in the workplace. It’s why we developed a new 1-day, peer-to-peer mental health course: Mental Health & Wellness for the Workplace.

One in three Canadians will experience a mental health injury at some point during their life. The earlier an injury is detected and treated, the better the outcome.

Interested in learning CPR?
Learn more about our First Aid Training.

AEDs can save a life!

Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. It is the most fatal cause of death in Canada and claims the lives of more than 23,000 Canadians each year.

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? Often confused with a Heart Attack, Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs when heart function ceases abruptly and without warning. Symptoms include unconsciousness, no breathing, and a lack of pulse. What is Defibrillation? Defibrillation is a process in which an electronic device gives an electric shock to the heart. This helps reestablish normal contraction rhythms in a heart during cardiac arrest.

Does your workplace provide an access to an AED ?
Learn more about our AEDs and promotions.

First aid training for work, home, and play !

St. John Ambulance has been ensuring the health, safety and quality of life for Canadians for over 135 years. St. John Ambulance offers the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art first aid and CPR training programs.

Our featured training courses :

  • Standard First Aid CPR-C & AED
  • CPR-C & AED
  • Emergency First Aid CPR-C & AED (Blended, where available)
  • Mental Health and Wellness for the Workplace

Do you need to take first aid training for work or school?
Learn more about our first aid training

About Us

St. John Ambulance – the leader in CPR training

Making sure CPR training is available to as many individuals as possible is an important step in carrying out our mission. First aid training with St. John Ambulance covers CPR for adults, infants and children. Each year, more than 550,000 Canadians are certified by St. John Ambulance in first aid and CPR.

In 1883 Quebec City was the first Canadian branch to teach first aid courses and shortly thereafter courses were being offered in Kingston, Ontario. In the next 10 years, St. John Ambulance grew to be a national organization and by 1892 had 12 branches teaching first aid from coast-to-coast.   

Today, in more than 300 communities across Canada more than 10,000 St. John Ambulance volunteers provide over one million hours of community service per year. The financial contribution of St. John volunteers could be calculated in hundreds of millions of dollars. The contribution to safety of Canadians is immeasurable.  

St. John Ambulance offers classes at nearly 100 locations across Canada, as well as some online courses.   

Interested in our Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)?

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first aid training?