Red Cross First Aid Basics

About the course:

Please note that this 2-hour workshop only provides basic knowledge on First Aid and is not a Certified First Aid course which meets the requirements of employers. 

Our First Aid workshop is designed to provide essential skills and knowledge of first aid suitable for any audience. Our goal is to make participants feel comfortable and confident in handling emergency situations by providing valuable take-away tools and resources that can be referenced at any time.

During the workshop, participants will gain an understanding of essential lifesaving skills and learn how to provide care in situations requiring first aid. This practical knowledge is ideal for anyone interested in gaining a basic understanding of first aid. 

What you will learn:

  • Chain of survival behaviours
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Choking (recognition, back blows, abdominal thrusts, chest thrusts)
  • CPR/AED (signs of heart attack and stroke, compression-only CPR, CPR with AED)
  • Life-threatening bleeding
  • Breathing emergencies (recognition of asthma and anaphylaxis)
  • Mental health crisis

Course Duration

1 day (2 hours)




No previous experience is necessary.


A participation certificate is awarded however this workshop does not provide you with an official First Aid Certification.

Course Price

$25 CAD + GST


Course Dates

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Occupational First Aid Level 1