First Aid Workshops


CoAction, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (CHFT) and the Peel Halton Co-operative Housing Federation (PHCHF) are pleased to co-sponsor First Aid training opportunities for co-op staff. The First Aid/CPR course that is being offered meets the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) requirements for small workplaces. There should be at least one person in each workplace who has First Aid certification and that certification should be renewed on a regular basis.

Aside from the requirements of the WSIB, co-op staff are sometimes called upon to respond to the First Aid needs of members and it is helpful to have had the training provided by professionals.

We will be holding these workshops in three venues:

  • Campden Green Co-op in Scarborough on December 6
  • 43rd Street Co-op in Etobicoke on January 10
  • Hugh Garner Co-op downtown on a date to be determined

Registration is open. You can register for the Campden Green workshop here and 43rd Street co-op workshop here.

Numbers will be limited so register early.

These are full day workshops. Lunch will be provided.

This an introductory course covering the principles of First Aid/CPR and life-threatening emergencies. Each participant will receive training on an approved training manikin while using a barrier device and gloves. There will be several opportunities to practice first aid skills with fellow participants in a fun and relaxed atmosphere under the guidance of a highly qualified and experienced instructor.

Topics Include:

  • Emergency scene management
  • Shock, fainting and unconsciousness
  • Head and spinal Injuries
  • Chain of survival and cardiovascular disease
  • Adult CPR and choking rescues
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Sudden medical emergencies
  • Burns, bites and stings
  • Written Exam

Workshop Leader:

We are pleased to welcome back FASTEMS as trainers. Certificates that are recognized by WSIB will be issued for successful completion of the workshop.

Please arrive on time. Certificates will only be issued to those who complete the entire workshop.