Mississauga Basic Life Support Training, It’s Vital!

Make no mistake about it. Even though it is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the wonderful city of Mississauga, Ontario is one of the largest in Canada. In fact, with a population of over 700,000 people, Mississauga is the seventh-most populous municipality in Canada and the third largest city in Ontario. Mississauga is […]

The Importance of Learning Basic Life Support in Oakville Ontario

When a person experiences cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or an obstructed airway, it’s vital that basic life support is provided right away. Basic Life Support, or BLS for short, refers to the type of care that first-responders, healthcare providers and public safety professionals provide to save lives. A solid understanding of Basic Life Support enables […]

3 Effective Ways to Overcome Feelings of Depression During the Winter

Do you tend to feel the winter blues? Is anyone you know suffering from bouts of depression that seem to worsen at this time each year? It’s quite possible that SAD is the culprit. An acronym for Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD is a condition defined by depression that occurs during the same season every year. […]

The Importance of Learning Psychological First Aid

It is certainly not uncommon for us to seek the help of medical professionals when we are feeling physically ill. Naturally, it’s sensible to visit a doctor when painful symptoms exist. However, all too often, we don’t treat our mental health issues with the same senses of urgency and concern. It should go without saying […]

What Preventive Measures Should Be Taken During Cold And Flu Season?

Many people consider this spot on the calendar “the most wonderful time of the year”. After all, the impending holidays make for very festive occasions. However, the truth is that this stretch of time is notorious for being flu season. The Canadian Red Cross acknowledges the late fall and winter as the time of year […]

Why You Should Take A First Aid Course Before Going On Vacation

The prospect of jumping on a plane and flying to the tropics is one often filled with excitement. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t enjoy sitting on a beach, with a drink in hand and the sun in the sky. This is especially true for Canadians, at this time of year. With […]

Visit The New SOS First Aid Training Centre In Oakville!

Since 2004, SOS First Aid has been offering first aid training solutions that apply in the workplace, throughout the community and at home. Approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) among other industry groups, our are made up of both high quality in-class and online health and safety programs. We have training facilities […]

4 Halloween Safety Tips for College and University Students

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s important to be just as mindful of safety as it is about satisfying your sweet tooth. In our last blog, we unveiled some essential Halloween safety tips with a particular focus on trick-or-treaters and the decorative features that transform our homes into haunted houses. Halloween, of course, isn’t just for […]

Treat Yourself To A Sweet Halloween With These Safety Tips

At the beginning of every October, most of us have already begun thinking about the end of October. Halloween is such a fun occasion for people young and old. With the always-exciting activity of trick-or-treating looming, lovers of the spooky annual tradition are preparing their costumes (and their stomachs for an influx of sugary treats). […]

5 Reasons High School Students must learn First Aid and CPR

With the wonderful summer months over, students have gone back to school. Some have walked through the doors of High School for the very first time. It can be a scary and exciting time, learning new things, meeting new people. This is where students start to enter adulthood. They are creating their own unique identity. […]