The Academy For First Aid and Safety Toronto     

WSIB compliant first aid, CPR, and AED training in Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Hamilton, Barrie, and Peel Brampton. Authorized provider of Emergency Medical Training Canada.

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The Academy For First Aid & Safety offers hands on, comprehensive first aid & CPR/AED group training courses for employers, associations, and community groups in the greater Toronto area. Group courses are conveniently taught on site at your company’s facility.

All courses taught by the Academy For First Aid & Safety are certified by Emergency Medical Training Canada: WSIB approved first aid/CPR/AED training.  Our first aid & CPR courses meet the regulations of both the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) as well as, Ontario Health & Safety (OHS) for Basic First Aid.

All of our instructors are certified Emergency Medical Training Canada instructors with years of experience teaching first aid & CPR.  When requested, our instructors will come to your home, place, or business.


The Academy for First Aid and Safety employs only experienced Canadian Red Cross first aid and first responder instructors!  We have over a decade of experience teaching first aid, CPR, basic life support (HCP).  Rest assured, when you come to our classes, you are taught by experienced first aid and CPR first responder instructors.  Check out the video to the side, as well as the background slideshow: This was at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during the Covid-19 pandemic in February 2021 where The Academy for First Aid and Safety was the selected vendor to teach Toronto Public Health nurses CPR and AED!  We were certainly selected as the successful vendor for a reason, and that reason is KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE!


Your training responsibilities as an employer:

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board oversees Ontario’s workplace safety education and training system, including First Aid, provides disability benefits, monitors the quality of health care, and assists in early and safe return to work.”

All employers who are subject to the Occupational Health and Safety Act must comply with Regulation 1101 of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.

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Employers need to be aware of the mandatory requirements for first aid and CPR training for their employees.  In general, first aid requirements are determined by crew size:

The minimum recommended first certification for small work forces of 1-5 employees according to the The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario is Emergency first aid & CPR, which includes AED training.  At least one employee must be certified and should be on duty and easily accessible at all times.  

Example 1: A small work force of 5 employees at an office requires at least one trained person to perform first aid and CPR.  He or she must be available at all times.  A receptionist would be the ideal person to train because he/she is always stationary at the front desk, as opposed to a busy manager where he/she may be in and out all the time.

Example 2: A warehouse crew of 5 has their immediate supervisor trained in first aid and CPR but is a busy man and is often off site running errands.  In order to be WSIB compliant, an additional employee is required to be trained.  This employee must be available at any given time to provide first aid and CPR.

For work forces with 6 or more employees, standard first aid and CPR is the core requirement in accordance to the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.  

There must be a minimum of one trained first aid employee on duty at any given time who is certified. 

If your workplace has multiple areas and departments, you will be required to have several employees trained.

Requirements for on-site group training:

Group training costs:

Group training costs vary case by case and depend on a number of factors, such as:

  1. Location.
  2. Number of attendees.  The more, the better (up to a maximum of 18)!
  3. Course level requested.
  4. Repeat customers, and companies with high volume training requirements get significant discounts!

High volume discounts:

We appreciate repeat business!  If your company requires a high volume of first aid training to be done on a constant basis, we are proud to offer bulk discounts for high volume demands from employers!  Expect a 15-20% for high volume training requirements!  Contact us now for further details! 

Book group training now for your employees:

Book group training over the telephone:

Contact us toll-fee at 1-877-659-3215 and speak to reception about your group training needs for your employees.  Please ensure you have the following information handy:

  • The number of employees that need first aid training: Minimum number of participants is ten and the maximum is eighteen.
  • Your address in which you require our instructor to attend.  Please ensure that there is adequate space available for lecture and practical components.  A large floor space and comfortable seating is required.
  • The date(s) in which you require first aid training for your employees.