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Why CPR Training?

Only 1 in 5 Canadians have taken a First Aid/CPR course in the past 3 years

Many people require CPR for their career, education, or for their personal lives:

Fitness Professionals
Family Members

Why CPR?

Many of people will tell you CPR is important. We want to tell you why:

The chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is substantially improved when an AED and CPR are immediately available. Combined with CPR, the use of an AED may increase the likelihood of survival by 75% or more.

What is cardiac arrest?

The word "cardiac" refers to the heart. The word "arrest" means stop. Sudden cardiac arrest is the sudden and unexpected loss of heart function in a person (i.e. the heart stops beating).

What is an AED?

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a small, portable device used to identify cardiac rhythms and deliver a shock to correct abnormal electrical activity in the heart.

What does CPR do?

CPR restores blood flow to someone who is having cardiac arrest. Without proper blood flow, the brain and organs can be seriously damaged and the person can die within minutes if not treated immediately. CPR can help maintain blood flow and ventilation for a short period of time in a person experiencing cardiac arrest.

Who benefits from CPR training?

First Aid & CPR Training shouldn't be generic. Our extensive experience training in each industry allows Lionheart CPR to cater the training to your group's needs:



Professionals in this Category Include:

  • Dentists

  • Massage Therapists

  • Midwives

  • Nurses

  • Pharmacists

  • Physiotherapists


Many healthcare providers require current First Aid or CPR certification for their professional governing bodies or as a workplace requirement.


Lionheart CPR caters to Healthcare professionals by training staff as a team on site at flexible times that work with busy schedules, and taking special care to adjust the speed of the course to the skills of the team.


Some examples of where we have taught in this industry:


  • St. Joseph's Hospital

  • Princess Margaret Hospital

  • Word of Mouth Dentistry

  • Foundation Physiotherapy







Professionals in this Category Include:

  • Government Workers

  • Events Management Staff

  • Public Service Providers

  • Laboratory Personnel

  • Office Workers


As per WSIB, all employers in Ontario covered by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act must comply with Regulation 1101 regarding First Aid Equipment and Training.


Lionheart CPR caters to the Corporate Industry by training staff to respond to emergencies as a team, taking special care to tailor content to that most relevant to the specific industry and workplace as well as ensuring courses are highly interactive and engaging.


Some examples of where we have taught in this industry:


  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre

  • The Granite Club

  • Toronto Transit Commission 

  • Government of Ontario

  • Green For Life


Professionals in this Category Include:

  • Early Childhood Educators

  • Camp Counsellors

  • Child & Youth Workers

  • Nannies/Babysitters


The rules and legislation governing child care in Ontario has recently changed. As of August 31, 2015, the Day Nurseries Act (DNA) has been replaced with the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA).

This act applies to:

  • Unlicensed child care providers

  • Home child care providers contracted by a licensed agency

  • Licensed home child care agencies

  • Licensed child care centres.

Under the act, all child care supervisors, employees and home child care providers must have a valid standard first aid certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (SFA with CPR Level C).

Please see the attached documents for further information.

  1. PDF from the Government of Ontario website entitled "The New Child Care and Early Years Act: What Providers and Parents Need to Know"

  2. PDF Memo from the Ministry of Education Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch dated July 10, 2015


Lionheart CPR caters to Childcare Workers by focusing on skills and concerns related to children and babies such as choking, anaphylaxis and asthma. We take special care to ensure plenty of practise time on practical skills such as choking, CPR, and use of epinephrine auto-injectors.


Some examples of where we have taught in this industry:


  • Ryerson Camp Counsellors & LIT's

  • Pedalheads Bike Camps

  • All About Kids

  • Blue Butterfly Montessori School

  • Sportplay Camps

  • Discovering Minds Montessori School

  • Upper Canada College summer camp counsellors




  • Athletic Therapy

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

  • Child & Youth Worker (CYW)

  • Criminology

  • Dental Hygienist

  • Dentistry

  • Developmental Services Worker

  • Early Childhood Educations (ECE)

  • Esthetician/Spa Management

  • Emergency Telecommunications

  • Firefighter

  • Fitness Consultant

  • Funeral Services

  • Human Kinetics/Kinesiology

  • Massage Therapy

  • Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Midwifery





  • Nursing

  • Occupational Therapist (OT)

  • Office Administration - Medical

  • Outdoor Adventure

  • Paramedic

  • Personal Support Worker (PSW)

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Pharmacist

  • Physiotherapist (PT)

  • Police Foundations

  • Practical Nursing (PRN)

  • Pre-Dentistry

  • Pre-Medical

  • Radiology

  • Recreation & Leisure Services

  • Registered Nursing

  • Respiratory Technician

  • Social Service Worker



Many students require First Aid and CPR certifications before, during or as a requirement of completion of their program. Many students also require training for their co-op positions, internships, work placements or summer jobs.


Lionheart CPR caters to Students by allowing plenty of time for questions and the opportunity to dig deeper into skills development. We take special care to encourage application of the knowledge to student's specific program and encourage the use of blended learning options to help them accommodate the training with their busy study schedules.


Some examples of where we have taught in this industry:


  • Ryerson University

  • University of Toronto

  • Centennial College

  • Everest College



Examples of Post-Secondary Programs that Require First Aid and/or CPR Certification:

Family Members



Professionals in this Category Include:

  • New & expectant parents

  • Grandparents and other caregivers to young children and babies

  • Caregivers to elderly family members

  • Family members of those recovering from cardiac complications

  • Family members of those with a higher risk of injury (condition such as diabetes, cardiac complications or another chronic condition)


Almost 80 percent of all cardiac arrests occur in homes and public places, and 35 to 55% are witnessed by a family member, co-worker or friend. Knowing what to do in an emergency prepares us to help those we love the most.


Lionheart CPR caters to Family Members by leaving plenty of time for questions and skills practise. Emphasis is placed on child and baby choking in the training of caregivers of young children and on identifying a heart attack and stroke and CPR treatment for caregivers of elderly family members. We take great care to make sure training is as helpful and supportive as possible and always offer one-on-one training for those who are interested in extra practise at the end of a training session.


Some examples of where we have taught in this industry:


  • Women's College Hospital

  • Sick Kids Hospital

  • Private Family Training Sessions in the home



Professionals in this Category Include:

  • Personal Trainers

  • Gym Employees


Lionheart CPR caters to Fitness Professionals by ensuring emphasis is placed on identifying signs and symptoms of a heart attack and what to do in the case of cardiac arrest. We take special care to ensure that our courses are highly physical and interactive.


Some examples of where we have taught in this industry:


  • Personal Trainers at Ryerson University

  • Royally Fit





1-855-65-HEART (43278)

Over the phone or online

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Send us a message with the following information:
  1. Your location
  2. The number of people to receive training
  3. The level of training you would like
  4. Your preferred scheduling options (weekdays, evenings, weekends)




Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns


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