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First Aid Courses & Certification

Salt Spring Adventure Co. Ltd. offers customized Red Cross First Aid courses for groups on all the Gulf Islands – Mayne, Pender, Saturna, Galiano, and Salt Spring – from October to April. (We do not offer courses during the summer season.)

We are passionate about outdoor adventure – and equally passionate about teaching people how to be safe and help someone if needed. We want to ensure you feel confident and ready when dealing with injuries and emergencies. We teach fun hands-on courses, running relevant first aid scenarios and allowing you to use real first-aid equipment and supplies, in a safe and comfortable environment.

Yvonne Poirier
Red Cross First Aid Instructor & Training Partner

Yvonne has always been a "first aid geek." She spent her childhood camping, hiking and kayaking on mountains, lakes and rivers of Alberta, and has now been living on or beside the ocean for many years, developing a great appreciation and respect for it. Yvonne worked as a kayak guide and camp leader for multiple seasons with various companies in BC, before taking ownership of Salt Spring Adventure Co. Ltd. in 2013. With Yvonne's adventures in the outdoors, she realized her passion for First Aid, while dealing with the many minor, and some major injuries, that come hand in hand with outdoor activities. With this experience, creates a great first aid instructor, with relevant knowledge, and a fun way of teaching, to ensure everyone can enjoy and learn in her courses.

Yvonne's Certifications:

  • CPR-C
  • Advanced Marine First Aid
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid
  • Certified Marine Naturalist
  • SVOP - Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
  • MED-A2 - Marine Emergency Duties A2
  • Commercial VHF Radio
  • Pleasure Craft Operator
  • Pleasure Craft Safety Check Examiner
  • Food Safe with the BCRFA
  • Serving It Right with the Restaurant Beverage Service Program
  • Assistant Overnight Guide with Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC


Red Cross First Aid Courses & Prices

Canadian Red Cross certification is valid for 3 years. If you have taken this course within the last 3 years, you are eligible for recertification. If registering for a recertification, you must bring proof of current certification with you to the course. If you do not show proof of current certification, you will not be certified.
All courses include digital manuals. Printed manuals are available for an additional $6. When applicable, first-aid course price includes GST.

Groups must be 5-15 people. Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount, with additional discounts for groups which have their own space available to host the course.

CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Courses

CPR Levels A / C

Courses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) providing skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies, depending on choice of CPR level. Learn more »
CPR A $65 pp CPR C $70 pp
Re-Certification $50 pp

Emergency First Aid Courses

Emergency First Aid & CPR A/C

Basic one-day course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. Learn more »
$95 pp

Standard First Aid Courses

Standard First Aid & CPR A/C

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. Learn more »
$159 pp Re-Certification $89 pp


Basic Marine First Aid Courses

Basic Marine First Aid & CPR C

Comprehensive two-day course designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment. Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada. Learn more »
$150 pp

Emergency Childcare First Aid Courses

Emergency Childcare First Aid & CPR C

Basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses. Course meets the requirements of the BC Provincial Community Care Facilities Branch. Learn more »
$95 pp Re-Certification $95 pp

Workplace First Aid Courses

Custom First Aid Courses

We love working with companies or organizations who want a very customized First Aid course, focusing on relevant emergency scenarios. Contact us for possible custom courses, dates and rates.



CPR Level C

Includes:

Main Topics:

CPR C $70
Re-Certification $50


Standard First Aid & CPR Level C
Recognized by the Adult and Child Licensing Care Board

Students will learn:

Certification:

Full Course: 16 Hours
Recertification: 8 Hours


Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C
Recognized by the Adult and Child Licensing Care Board

Students will learn:

Certification:

Full Course: 8 Hours
Recertification: 8 Hours


Marine Basic First Aid & CPR Level C
Recognized by Transport Canada

Students will learn:

Certification:

Full Course: 16 Hours


Emergency Childcare First Aid & CPR Level C
Approved by the BC Provincial Community Care Facilities Branch

Students will learn:

Certification:

Full Course: 8 Hours


Register by Phone 250.537.2764
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