What you need to know about cold-related emergencies

What you need to know about cold-related emergencies   Canadians are no strangers to extreme cold weather and windchills. Temperatures that dip to -10 to -27c degrees can lead to moderate hypothermia, frostnip or frostbite, and lower temperatures can lead to severe, life-threatening hyperthermia. Prolonged exposures to very cold weather will cause the body to […]

What is the right CPR course for clinicals and students of healthcare

Which CPR level is right for healthcare students? Many healthcare students will be heading out for clinicals this spring and they will need to get the right CPR certification for the job. Here’s what students (including nursing, personal support workers, medicine and other healthcare) need to know to select the best CPR course. We are […]


The Emerald Centre at 10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Suite 706, is home to Red Cross Training Partner SOS First Aid starting November 1, 2021. We are thrilled to be adding a new training facility in the Mississauga city centre. All of our usual programming will be offered at the new location. First Aid, CPR C, […]

Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

It has been almost a full year since Ontarians were faced with their new reality: living in a world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For a long time, people were unsure what would happen and most importantly when the pandemic would end. Recently, hope that our lives might return to a sense of normalcy has […]

Not all Masks are Created Equally!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a strong push by government and institutions for the widespread use of masks while out in public. Today, it is required that anyone who is indoors in a public space must wear a mask. However, the word “mask” is being used in a very general term, as it […]

Mask Fit Testing for N95 Respirators

At this point during the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us wear a face mask of some sort. In many jurisdictions it is a requirement to wear a face mask when entering public indoor locations. For the average person, a reusable cloth mask or a disposable medical mask is usually adequate to provide some form of […]

Safe Rigging and Slinging and Its Importance

Rigging and slinging, sometimes also referred to as hoisting, is an important step in the maneuvering of heavy objects in many workplaces. It is most common to see rigging done on construction sites, or out at sea on cargo ships. Sometimes it is impossible to move an object through other means, so it becomes necessary […]

The Chainsaw: A Powerful Tool to be Respected

Even if you do not have any direct experience dealing with lumber, there is a very good chance that you know what a chainsaw is. Chainsaws have a glorified reputation of sorts, due to their overuse in different forms of media, but they are not typically depicted as “tools”. In movies, television shows and videogames […]

Standard First Aid BLS certification for school or work

In Ontario, Standard First Aid at the BLS (Basic Life Support) level is required training for most healthcare students: nursing students, paramedic students, firefighting students and dental hygiene to name a few. In the summer months we see many students from universities like McMaster, Ryerson and Queens and from colleges like Humber, Mohawk, George Brown […]

Joint Health and Safety Committees: A Fair Workplace for Everyone

Monica is a full-time university student from September to April. She spends her summers working at a neighbourhood pool that employees about 30 other people. As she had been working at the pool for a couple summers already, she has recently been assigned to manage adding chemicals to the pool. Whenever Monica goes to deal […]