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Recent school shootings prompted five high school students to raise money for St John Ambulance’s Therapy Dog program. From left to right are Michelle T. with her therapy dog Niko, Elizabeth King, Tatum McCuaig-Vredegoor, Emma Nelson, Jade Pahl, Neely Antosh, and Shona S. with her therapy dog Zeus.

A heartfelt response to some very dark events

School shootings prompt students to create therapy dog program

Reading Time: < 1 minute In response to recent school shootings, five students from a high school in Hanna took it upon themselves to raise money to help support St. John Ambulance’s Therapy Dog program and its outreach in the community. Last month, the students from J.C. Charyk High School presented two visiting teams of Therapy Dog volunteers and their […] Read more

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Mental health training to be part of first aid courses

Reading Time: < 1 minute St. John Ambulance is making mental health training part of its standard and emergency first aid courses. “We currently offer mental health first aid courses in several provinces,” said Philip Clarke, chancellor of the Priory Council that oversees St. John Ambulance. “Integrating a mental health module into our standard and emergency first aid courses is […] Read more

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New app allows quick access to automated external defibrillators

Reading Time: < 1 minute St. John Ambulance and a French organization called AEDMAP have partnered to develop a Canadian version of the Save A Life app so responders can quickly find an automated external defibrillator (AED) when needed. Someone in Canada experiences a cardiac arrest every 13 minutes. Early recognition, CPR and use of an AED can increase the […] Read more