First Aid Trainings – April 2023

First Aid Trainings  – April 2023

Saturday, April 15, 9am – 6pm – OFA 1 / Emergency First Aid Certificate Training

Sunday, April 16, 9am – 12pm – Life Saving Community Training

Sunday, April 16, 9am – 6pm – Standard First Aid Recertification

Monday, April 17, 9am – 6pm – OFA 1 / Emergency First Aid Certificate Training

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Register by Wednesday at Midnight with code EarlyBird to receive 20% off!!


OFA 1 CPR-C +AED / Emergency First Aid Certificate Training

Emergency First Aid is a comprehensive training and is equivalent to WorkSafeBC Occupational Level 1 for use in the workplace. Using hands-on training and practice, this basic first aid course will give you confidence to respond effectively in an emergency. You will learn lifesaving skills such as CPR/AED and obstructed airway procedures to respond to adult, child and infant emergencies. You will also learn to recognize and respond to respiratory and circulatory emergencies including asthma, allergic reactions, heart attack, stroke, and bleeding.

Temporary certification cards provided at course completion. Permanent cards issued by Lifesaving BC via email (1-2 weeks delay).

$140 incl. GST
$125 incl GST for no certificate with coupon code NOCERT

Reduced rates are available for youth, people experiencing financial barriers and people who identify as volunteers.. Contact cortesfsc at gmail

Life Saving Community Training – CPR-C + AED / Short-Course Refresher

Be prepared to save a life! This shorter training offers the basics for everyone!

Knowing how to activate EMS, perform CPR and use an AED are critical lifesaving skills that everyone should have. Learn how to recognize and treat the early signs of heart attack – additional skills include how to help someone who is choking and perform CPR when there is more than one rescuer. CPR-C with AED teaches the skills needed to help adults, children and infants.This refresher short-course covers:

  • Introduction & orientation
  • Principles and Legalities of first aid
  • Self-protection / Communication
  • Anatomy & physiology of ABC priorities, AED knowledge
  • Victim assessments: conscious and unresponsive
  • One & Two -rescuer CPR: adult, child, infant
  • Obstructed airway: conscious and unresponsive adult, child, infant
  • Circulatory emergency: shock, non-traumatic chest pain, stroke
  • Mental health emergencies (CIS only)
$50 incl GST for anyone desiring a 3-year CPR-C certificate (recognized throughout Canada)
$35 incl GST for non-certificate, general interest candidates with coupon code NOCERT
$10 incl GST for youth, contact cortesfsc at gmail for coupon code

Standard First Aid Recertification

This full-day SFA recertification course covers adult, child and infant CPR, how to use a life-saving AED, and basic emergencies including heart attack, stroke and shock. Ideal for the lifeguards, RMT’s, chiro’s, physio’s and other health-related professions renew their first aid certification for license renewal purposes.

It’s also a fun, hands-on, applied course that will brush-up on your first aid and CPR skills.

No minimum or maximum age. Prior SFA certification is required. This course is designed for the local human-hero who wants to have the knowledge, confidence and be able to step in at a critical moment and help save a life.

$140 incl. GST
$125 incl GST for no certificate with coupon code NOCERT

Reduced rates are available for youth, people experiencing financial barriers and people who identify as volunteers.. Contact cortesfsc at gmail

Led by West Coast Lifeguard and First Aid Training

Rest, Play, Grow – Book Study with Dayna Davis

Based on the work of one of the world’s foremost child development experts, Dr. Deborah MacNamara’s  Rest, Play, Grow offers a road map to making sense of young children, and is what every toddler, preschooler, and kindergartner wished we understood about them.

Join Dayna Davis and other island parents for a book study and discussion on ways to best enjoy these years with your young child while providing them with a safe container in this critical stage of their development.

Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15 & 22
3 – 5pm in Mansons Hall Pioneer Room
Childminding by donation in Om Room, please RSVP
Arrangements can be made to coordinate with the youth programs ending at 4:30 at the school.
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Baffling and beloved, with the capacity to go from joy to frustration in seconds, young children are some of the most misunderstood people on the planet. Parents and caregivers struggle with these little ones, who are known for their extreme behaviour, from tantrums, resistance, and aggression to separation anxiety, bedtime protests, and not listening. The key to understanding youngsters lies in realizing that their challenging behaviour is not personal, nor is it a disorder or deficit. Based on science and the relational developmental approach of renowned psychologist and bestselling author Gordon Neufeld, Rest, Play, Grow reveals how adults have a critical role to play in creating the conditions for young children to flourish.

The author, Deborah McNamara is a clinical counsellor from Vancouver. She is also on the faculty of The Neufeld Institute and has 25 years of experience working with children and families.

The book is based on the relational – developmental approach of Dr. Gordon Neufeld. He is author of Hold onto Your Kids (with Gabor Mate) and the founder of The Neufeld Institute.

Our book study will be a time to chat, support each other, share insights, questions on a variety of topics covered in the book including:

  • bridging separations
  • supporting healthy play
  • tantrums, aggression and resistence
  • food and sleep challenges
  • boundaries, rhythms and routines

Dayna Davis will lead the book study and bring materials to deepen our understanding of the brain development and needs of the under 7 crowd. Dayna is a course Facilitator for The Neufeld Institute and has 35 years experience as a teacher working with children and families. She currently teaches at Cortes Island School.

We are grateful to be living and offering these programs in the ancestral and unceded territories of the Klahoose, Tla'amin, and Homalco nations.