First Aid Courses & Programs Courses:
Learn to Save a Life
First aid is a valuable life skill that is applicable in any environment. Learn to deal with injuries and medical emergencies at home, work or play. First aid training from the Lifesaving Society BC & Yukon Branch is a continuation of the Society’s efforts to provide Canadians with education to prevent injuries and provide appropriate rescue responses if an injury occurs in, on, or around the water.
Become First Aid and CPR Certified
Be prepared to save a life! Knowing how to activate EMS, perform CPR, and use an AED are critical lifesaving skills that everyone should have. Whether you need to take a first aid course for employment or simply want to be prepared to respond to life-threatening emergencies, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to act with confidence. Comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid, CPR certification, and AED use. For more advanced CPR training you can also get certified in Health Care Provider CPR through the Lifesaving Society.Learn More
Get the Training Employers are Looking For
As of November 2018, our new First Aid Program is Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1 Equivalent. Now, when you take an updated Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid or Emergency Childcare First Aid course, it will fulfill WorkSafeBC OFA Level 1 and workplace first aid requirements for your job. This is great news for lifeguards as well. If you work on deck and have updated training, you will be able to operate as an Occupational First Aid Attendant in your workplace.Learn More
Become a First Aid Instructor
Be a leader in your community! Lifesaving Society First Aid Instructors play an important role in providing high quality first aid, CPR and AED training. Viewed as experts in the field, they play a critical role not only in ensuring successful delivery of the first aid programs, but also in the promotion of injury prevention and first aid skills to the public. Learn how to become a First Aid Instructor today.Learn More
Get the Latest in Science-Based Training
Every five years, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation reviews the latest science on first aid and resuscitation and updates treatment recommendations as necessary. The latest changes were released in April 2022. The Lifesaving Society and its fellow national training agencies reviewed the recommendations and agreed upon a consistent interpretation and consensus in the guidelines for Canada which informs the course material you receive. Sign up for a course today.