First Aid

The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) recognizes the Lifesaving Society's Standard and Emergency First Aid programs. Our first aid programs also satisfy the first aid requirements in the Ontario Public Pools Regulation. The Lifesaving Society first aid program is used to train aquatic candidates as well as non-aquatic staff for camps, playgrounds, maintenance, etc., as well as the general public.

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Learn to deal with injuries and medical emergencies at home, work or play. The Lifesaving Society offers three levels of training:

  • Basic First Aid
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Standard First Aid

The Lifesaving Society also offers:

  • CPR
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Airway Management
  • Anaphylaxis Rescuer


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Update to CPR and First Aid Guidelines

Every five years, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation reviews the latest science on first aid and resuscitation and updates treatment recommendations as necessary. The latest changes were released in October 2015. The Lifesaving Society and its fellow national training agencies reviewed the recommendations and agreed upon a consistent interpretation and consensus in the guidelines for Canada.

There are no major changes and nothing that affects the Society’s test items or “Must Sees.” There are a variety of “tweaks” and some new information, but importantly, there are no changes to the resuscitation standards for drowning victims. Your existing training remains effective in saving lives.

The Society is revising its literature. Click here for a summary of upcoming changes.

View or download the Society’s PowerPoint presentation designed to introduce the
revised guidelines to instructors and lifeguards

Read the First Aid "What's New" summary for Lifesaving Society instructors, lifeguards and affiliates.