First Aid Training

Upon completion of a certified First Aid course given by a nationally recognized agency such as (but not limited to) St. John Ambulance, and the Red Cross, GGC-Québec Council will reimburse two-thirds of the cost of the training (for an active Unit Guider). Speak with your DC about holding a training session in your district.

It is the responsibility of the Guider to request an update to iMIS when First Aid & CPR certifications are obtained or renewed. To do this, mail a copy of your certification to the provincial office or scan and email it to the iMIS administrator.

Red Cross First Aid Courses from Pulse Aide Inc.

Pulse Aide Inc. offers Red Cross First Aid Courses tailored to the needs of GGC.

Standard First Aid Recertification* (8 hours): Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm - Lachine - $90

*Pre-requisite for recertifications:
  All participants must have a current (not expired) Red Cross Certification at the time of the course,  must bring their own Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual, 2011 edition to the course, and must review the content of the manual before the course.

​If you or Guiders in your District need to certify in First Aid, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can set up a course to best serve your needs.

For details and to register, or to book a course for your own District or Guiding community, please email Joan Lax at

 First Aid and Safe Guide Reminders

  • Complete details of First Aid requirements for Safe Guide Activity Levels are found in the Safe Guide document, July 2016 update
  • Pages of interest in Safe Guide 2015 relating to First Aid include, but are not limited to, pages 9-13 and 29-33.
  • Online e-learning courses are not acceptable; in Québec, blended learning courses (online courses with an in-person hands-on learning component) are not available from the Red Cross as there is no French counterpart to the national program.
  • All First Aid qualifications must be entered into iMIS before your Safe Guide Activity!
  • Health care professionals wishing to act as a ‘First Aider’ must be licensed and insured in the province/territory where the activity is taking place.
  • First Aid kits:
    • A First Aid kit appropriate for the activity and environment must be on-hand for all activities, including regular Unit meetings. It should be identified using the Universal Sign of First Aid (see below). 
    • Remember, it is to contain NO medications, either prescription or over-the-counter, and NO sunscreen or bug repellent. These are to be provided by parents for Unit meetings and other activities, events or camps, along with a completed and signed H.3 form (Medication Plan and Administration Record)
  • The Universal Sign of First Aid: A red cross on a white background is a trademark of the Red Cross Organization and is protected by copyright, not unlike our Girl Guide Trefoil. Therefore a red cross should not be placed on a container to denote that it holds First Aid supplies. Instead, the Universal Sign of First Aid should be used. This sign is a white cross on a green background and should be used to designate a First Aid station, First Aid kit, or other First Aid-related item.
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