Welcome! This website is designed to help you find the right CPR class. The number one killer of people in North America is cardiovascular disease. Through exercise, proper nutrition and a health lifestyle the chances of falling victim to cardiovascular disease are reduced. However, not only is it important to prevent heart disease, but it is also important to know what to do when it happens. CPR classes teach people to recognize and treat victims of cardiovascular disease, respiratory emergencies and other serious life threatening emergencies. Selecting a CPR class in Canada can be difficult, so we hope to make the process easier and more comfortable for you. This site will outline and describe the many option Canadians have in selecting a CPR class and a provider. To view all of our top CPR class providers throughout Canada visit our CPR training locations page.
Selecting the Right CPR Course Provider
All major Canadian CPR providers offer CPR classes that meet legislative standards and recommendations provided through a large CPR committee for North America. The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) provides recommendations and standards for CPR for all of the major providers to follow. The following is a list of the major CPR providers in Canada that meet legislative standards:
- St. Johns Ambulance
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
- Canadian Ski Patrol
- St Mark James
For more information about these providers select the provider name from the main menu or side menu bar.
Different Types of CPR classes
The major providers offer a variety of different CPR classes that vary in price, length and certification. The following is a list of the different levels and training of CPR:
- CPR level “A”
- CPR level “B”
- CPR level “C”
- Health Care Provider – CPR “HCP”
Each course, once completed, provides candidates with CPR certification that is valid for 3 years. Automated external defibrillator (AED) training comes standard with all of the above mentioned CPR courses. For more information about these CPR courses select the CPR level of your choice from the main menu or side menu bar.
First aid and CPR Classes
The major providers also offer CPR classes combined with first aid courses. The following basic first aid classes include CPR training:
- Standard first aid and CPR
- Emergency first aid and CPR
- Childcare first aid and CPR
- Occupational first aid and CPR
For more information about these first aid and CPR courses select the first aid and CPR class of your choice from the main menu or side menu bar.
Take a CPR class and learn to save the life of a family member, friend, stranger or loved one. The difference between a person trained in CPR and a person who hasn’t taken a CPR class can mean the difference between life and death. Take a CPR class and make heaven wait.
What Does CPR Do?
Resuscitating procedures involving first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitations (CPR) are first-in-line in salvaging life threatening complications. It is a basic know-how every person should responsibly be capable, however, not all are given the opportunity or are even willing to do so. Emergency treatment involves a great deal of skill and knowledge paired with the essence of time. Every second of immediate intervention gives a greater percentage of survival. For every out-of-the-hospital cardiac compressions given even by a bystander, approximately 15-37% larger chance has been recorded by the CARES Cardiac Arrest Registry. Fatalities are lessened and return of spontaneous circulation is deemed more possible with lay-people knowing how to render CPR.