Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a Canadian charity that was founded in 1952. It is a volunteer-based organization that leads the charge for preventing cardiovascular disease and promoting healthy living. The Heart and Stroke foundation is also focusing on obesity and stroke issues in Canada. Out of the 4 major providers that offer first aid and CPR courses, this provider is leader in research. The foundation is currently campaigning a program titled “Make Death Wait” to promote healthy living and to take preventative action by taking first aid and CPR classes.

First Aid and CPR classes offered through the Heart and Stroke Foundation:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR
  • Marine First Aid and CPR
  • CPR level “A”
  • CPR level “B”
  • CPR level “C”
  • CPR level “C” Health Care Provider (HCP)

Locations for Heart and Stroke Foundation classes in Canada:

The Heart and Stroke Foundation offers CPR classes through training providers in the following provinces:

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec
  • Newfoundland
  • New Brunswick
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • *No training providers in the territories

Positive Reviews:

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is the leader in research and CPR development as it is closely partnered with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). The Heart and Stroke Foundation is the leader in new CPR methodologies and allows for its instructors to have considerable freedom while teaching the CPR class as long as they meet the educational criteria. The course prices are set by the training partners and can vary in price. Prices are fairly competitive in comparison to the other 3 major providers.

Negative Reviews:

It can be difficult to find a Heart and Stroke Foundation provider. The focus of this organization is more towards research than it is for CPR classes. Compared to the other 3 major Canadian first aid and CPR providers the Heart and Stroke Foundation easily offers the fewest courses.

Conclusion:

If you can find a course through the Heart and Stroke Foundation you likely won’t be¬†disappointed. However, the course is entirely up to the instructor.