St. Jonn Ambulance - Alberta Council

In 2017 St. John Ambulance provided:

115,816 first aid. CPR and safety training certificates, with over 770 certified instructors

16,774 youth through the We Can Help Too program offered free of charge through funding support from the Masons

27,348 hours of community service hours in 2017 to Albertans, through programs such as:  Medical First Responders, Therapy Dog visitations, Car Seat Education sessions, Baby First Program and SJA Ambassadors.

702 events covered within the province in 2017, with 469 people receiving medical treatment from our highly trained volunteers

7,909 Therapy Dog hours of service through 1,775 visits.

St. John Ambulance is part of the Alberta resonse for Disaster Services and actively participated in providing services and care during the floods and fires within Alberta over the past number of years.

 All of St. John Ambulance’s courses are listed on our web site: with course information, prices and online registration, however, here a just a few of the highlights of our services and programs.

First aid, pre-hospital and OHS programs are regulated and are approved through a governing bodies such as Alberta Occupational, Health and Safety, Alberta College of Paramedics or Canadian Standards Association.  St. John Ambulance’s programs are reviewed annually, have a quaility assurance process relating to instructors, content and examination, along with a national centralized data base for management of certifications and renewal.

The community service programs and services are provided to the public and our community partners at no fees, to ensure access to the services and needs to those most vunerable, safety and emergency response or where services are required to meet gaps within our community.

The Medical First Responders and Emergency Support Unit provides medical coverage during emergencies, disasters and at public events such as football, hockey, Canada Day celebrations or other non-profit community events. Therapy Dog Program brings joy and comfort to the sick, lonely and those in need of a loving and friendly visit.  The We Can Help Too, Babysitter Advantage and First Aid on the Farm are all first aid training programs offered to youth to reduce injuries and increase safety awareness.  Baby First – Parent CPR Program teaches parents and cargivers of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit how to perform CPR and other emergent care needs for when the baby is discharged from the hospital.  The Child Safety Seat program is offered as a free info sessions to anyone caring for and transporting children, this program is nationally recognized and supports the critical aspects of child and seat installation to the vehicles for safety, compliance and injury reduction.St. John Ambulance is self-funded, with only a small percentage of funds donated privately on an annual basis.  We are actively looking to expand and increase the level of donations to our community services, programs and infrastructure within Alberta to support our needs and those of the various communities.  We are looking for finanical support in the following areas, with the realization even a very small donation helps towards the overall need:

Training equipment for classrooms and volunteer training:  54 electronic mannequins @ $3,000 each = $162,000.00

Development of car seat installation videos and related materials = $25,000.00

Gift of Safety Car Seat Program = $30,000.00 annually

Capital improvements to existing St. John Ambulance faciltiies = $500,000.00

Room sponsorship (promotes the company who sponsors the room) = $10,000.00 per year based on a five-year agreement

Babysitter Advantage resources and training = $10,000.00 annually

Therapy Dog Program, training and supplies = $10,000.00 annually

AED – Save-A-Life App and registrey = $40,000.00 annually

General donations = any amount



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Contact Info

Vice President, Public Relations & Businesss Dvelopment

Kim Laing

780 452 6565 ext 8225