Class Cancellations - Covid-19

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 situation please know that the safety and wellness of our students, staff, instructors and volunteers are our top priorities. As such, the decision is been made to suspend all Training Centre instructional activities, effective 5pm, Tuesday March 17, 2020. We will monitor this on a daily basis and are reaching out to our students with additional information. Social distancing is essential, and as our First Aid and CPR classes are group gatherings in close quarters, we want to ensure the safety of our instructors and clients. The most important way we can help increase public safety and wellness is by limiting our interactions through our classes. Students may transfer to another class in the future or to our blended online training at no cost. Please contact us at 1-780-482-7863 to speak with one of our customer service representatives.



In light of current events and the suspension of training caused by the spread of COVID-19, St. John Ambulance, Alberta Council, with authority from Alberta Labour – OHS, will be making concessions on training certification.

St. John Ambulance Alberta Council Awards of Excellence

Each year St. John Ambulance recognizes individuals who have personified excellence through their commitment to St. John Ambulance and our mission, vision and values. Each of the five awards  acknowledge the outstanding contributions of our volunteers, instructors and supporters. For this reason we look to staff and volunteers across the province to advise us on those who go “above and beyond”.


The Nominating Committee will meet this spring to select the award recipients. Presentations will follow at the Annual Honours & Award Ceremony in Edmonton on June 1, 2019.  Therefore, please ensure you have submitted your nominations in confidence by February 25, 2019.

Questions may directed to Alicia Schneider at 1-800-665-7714 ext 8241 or email

Nominations for admissions and promotions to the Order of St. John

Please download an information package

The Vice- Prior’s Award for Excellence in Service to the Order of St. John

This award honours a Member of the Order for their contribution to Alberta Council and the Province of Alberta. Established by St. John Council for Alberta in 2004, it was approved by former Vice-Prior of the Order for St. John in Alberta, the late Honourable Lois Hole.

Download a nomination form

The Chairman of the Board of Directors Award

The Chairman of the Board of Directors Award recognizes outstanding individuals, groups or corporations for work or research that improves the health, safety and quality of the everyday lives of Albertans. This could be, for example, in the workplace or education system. The scope of the award includes, for instance,  programs or research in the fields of medicine, safety and wellness that fits within the spirit of the award.

Download a nomination form

The Lyle E. Sproat Award

The Lyle E. Sproat Award recognizes excellence in teaching St. John Ambulance programs and enabling individuals to improve their health, safety and quality of life.  Therefore it recognizes St. John Ambulance instructors and instructor trainers who demonstrate the highest quality of program delivery and professionalism.

Download a nomination form

The Edgar L. Boyd Award

The Edgar L. Boyd Award recognizes excellence in voluntary service to the community which has improved the health, safety and quality of life of Albertans.  Consequently, this award is designed to recognize St. John Ambulance volunteers who consistently demonstrate commitment and dedication to the values and principles of St. John.

Download a nomination form

The Dr. G.R.A. Rice Memorial Award

The Dr. G.R.A Rice Memorial Award is for excellence in media coverage of issues or events that focus on the improvement of the health, safety and quality of life of Albertans.  Accordingly, this award recognizes individuals, groups of persons or corporations within media for excellence in news coverage pertaining to health and safety matters.

Download a nomination form

St. John Ambulance Life Saving Award

Risking your life to save another is considered the ultimate act of selflessness. Those who perform such acts defy the instinct for self-preservation and exhibit an inspiring spirit of generosity. St. John believes that these actions deserve to be recognized.

The Order of St. John first instituted a Life Saving Award more than 127 years ago, in 1874. The St. John Life-saving Medal of the Order is awarded to those who, in a conspicuous act of gallantry, have endangered their lives saving or attempting to save a life. It is bestowed upon these courageous individuals by the Grand Prior, His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester. For more information on the Life-saving Medal of the Order, please contact the national office of St. John in Canada.

Nominate someone for Life Saving Award today

St. John Ambulance Life saving Award Program in Canada

St. John Canada established the St. John Ambulance Life-saving Awards Program over 30 years ago to acknowledge individuals or groups of individuals who have administered first aid while saving or attempting to save a life. To recognize these individuals, St. John Ambulance grants two awards at the national level by the Chancellor and one at the provincial/territorial level by the Chair of the Council.

National Awards:

Gold – recognizes individuals, or groups of individuals, who have saved or attempted to save a life through the administration of first aid knowledge and skills, where a degree of risk to life exists.

Silver – recognizes individuals, or groups of individuals, who have saved or attempted to save a life through the application of first aid knowledge and skills, where no risk to life exists.
Provincial Award:

Certificate of Commendation — Individuals who helped a casualty to a lesser degree, with or without the application of first aid, are granted a Certificate of Commendation from the Provincial/Territorial Council Chair.

Nominees need not be members of, or trained by, St. John Ambulance to be considered for this award.

The application form for the St. John Life-saving Award must be completed within one year from the date of the incident and must clearly indicate that the administration of first aid was a factor in saving or attempting to save a life.

Please call 780-452-6565 ext 8241, 1-800-665-7114, option 8, ext 8241, or email for more information or nominate someone here.

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