“I truly believe that anyone can be ready and confident to handle many situations with right skills taught in the right environment that suits their learning style best. The subject matter must be easy to follow and engaging. Within classroom situations, skills and techniques taught by experienced, engaging, and qualified instructors makes all the difference.”
– Velma Ganassini, Founder, SOS First Aid
Since 2004, we have developed our training solutions, that are approved by WSIB and other industry groups. We provide individuals, groups, and businesses with high quality in-class and online health and safety programs that apply to the WORKPLACE…in the COMMUNITY and at HOME.
We offer WSIB-approved certifications and industry approved and nationally regulated online courses to suit your unique work and personal needs. We offer the largest online course library in Canada with over 700 health and safety courses.
If you require assistance in managing your company’s safety training needs, your equipment assets and forms within a highly regulated process, we also offer an Environmental, Health and Safety technology solution to simplify your world.
SOS First Aid & Safety Training is your first choice for friendly, engaging safety programs geared to help anyone prepare for almost any life-or-death situation.
Our Passion – Quality and Service
From our early years, our founder developed a love for safety training early on, while involved in aquatics instruction. With a vision to deliver high quality training delivered by the best quality and caring instructors, SOS went on to deliver training to over 15,000 students a year. Today SOS has earned credentials as a Canadian Red Cross Instructor Trainer, Canadian Red Cross First Aid and Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Society Instructor/Examiner (first aid and swim), The Lifesaving Society Instructor/Examiner for Oxygen Administration and Airway Management, Canadian Red Cross anti-bullying educator and Curriculum developers for Children’s Safety programming.
By combining great customer service with quality training programs to individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations, SOS First Aid has grown to offer First Aid and CPR in class programs in seven Greater Toronto Area (GTA) communities. Each location offers safety courses taught by passionate, engaging instructors in a clean and well-maintained environment.
SOS First Aid instructors share our principles and passion for teaching life-saving skills, and have been highly trained in the healthcare, first responder, and safety training fields, including lifeguard and swim instruction, firefighting, nursing, paramedicine, and other safety training professions. By working together to provide expert first aid training to the community, our team won Oakville’s Small Business of the Year Award in 2013 and was recognized as the #4 top Canadian Red Cross Training Partner in Ontario and Top 10 in Canada!
Also, the Canadian Red Cross selected SOS First Aid to provide training to its large national clients in Halton and Peel. SOS First Aid is also an Instructor Development Centre for the Red Cross certifying and recertifying hundreds of new and existing instructors throughout Ontario.