Update - Expired First Aid Training Certificates

Expired First Aid Training Certificates Effective September 15, 2020 St. John Ambulance Alberta will no longer honour a grace period for recertification of expired first aid certificates or extended completion period of the blended in-class assessments for certification. Six of our seven St. John Training Centres are now open in the Province. Our Fort McMurray location is currently providing classes in a temporary location due to flood damage to our Training Centre.


Resumption of in-class training - Covid-19

St. John Ambulance is pleased to announce our business resumption plan for in-class training. Starting on May 25, 2020, our Edmonton location will be piloting the in-class training in accordance with the policies and guidance from the Province of Alberta. On June 1, we will continue a phased-in approach across our other 6 locations.

Become a Therapy Dog Volunteer

Are you interested in becoming a Therapy Dog volunteer?
We are always looking for individuals who wish to provide health care-oriented volunteer service within their community using their dog to assist.
Therapy dog volunteers must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Physically and mentally capable of performing the activities that are reasonable for the type of service they may be providing
  • Willing to complete an application process and a criminal record check
  • Successfully participate in an evaluation
  • Able to provide up-to-date veterinarian documents indicating that all required vacinations are current.
Dogs must be:
  • Accepting of a friendly stranger
  • Sit calmly for petting
  • Walk on a loose leash
  • Walk through a crowd (including wheelchairs)
  • Sit on command/staying in place
  • React well to another dog or to distractions (noise, jogger, etc).
Volunteers and their dogs are generally expected to provide regular visits in order to develop a bond with their designated patients.
If this is of interest to you, please fill out this form.

St John is a great place to get training


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