Standard First Aid Courses For Volunteers > FREE

Have you volunteered with the GBCTA in the 2016/2017 season? Are you interested in free Standard First Aid Courses? This is a great opportunity to increase your First Aid skills.

Each year, the Kananaskis Region Public Engagement – Community and Partner Relations Program offers Standard First Aid certification courses for volunteers and the staff who support them. The courses are taught by Parks staff who work with volunteers in the field, so course scenarios are Parks-practical.

This year, we have spaces available in a number of dates & locations, and invite you to join one of our groups in Standard First Aid Certification – CPR with AED” (it’s the 2-day course) or in Standard First Aid Re-certification (it’s the 1-day course for those who already hold a current certificate and need to renew it before expiry).

The following dates & locations have space available (on a first-come, first-served basis):

Standard First Aid – Level C CPR with AED

2-day courses in Fish Creek (Environmental Learning Centre)
• December 13 & 14, 2017 (Wed/Thu, 8-4:30 both days)
• February 6 & 7, 2018 (Tues/Wed, 8-4:30 both days)
• April 4 & 5 (Wed/Thu, 8-4:30 both days)
• May 31 & June 1 (Thu/Fri, 8-4:30 both days)

2-day courses in Canmore (Canmore Nordic Centre)
• March 21 & 22 (Wed/Thu, 9-5:30 both days)
• April 18 & 19 (Wed/Thu, 9-5:30 both days)
• May 16 & 17 (Wed/Thu, 9-5:30 both days)

Requirements for 2-day full course
You must be able to attend the full sessions on both consecutive days in order to complete all of the practical skills & test questions to certify

Bring with you:

  • Lunch, snacks, coffee, water bottle
  • Pen(s)
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that you can move around in

1-day RE-CERTIFICATION in Fish Creek (Environmental Learning Centre)

Standard First Aid – Level C CPR with AED
• December 16, 2017 (Saturday, 8-4:30) or
• April 14, 2018 (Saturday, 8-4:30)

Requirements for 1-day re-certification – This is something you can do if:

  • your current Standard First Aid certification has not expired by the time the course is offered.
  • you bring proof of your current certification (card, certificate) to the course (otherwise you cannot re-certify).

Note that you can only re-certify at the level of your current certification. Standard recertification does not apply to those who hold a current Wilderness, Advanced or Emergency first aid level of certification.

Note that the one-day re-certification assumes that you already know the course material. The instructor doesn’t spend time teaching or even refreshing student knowledge. This means that you need to go back to your reference guide from previous years, study hard and arrive ready for the test. The instructor will inform you of any change in protocol since you last took the course, but otherwise the day is spent in ‘show me’ testing: show me how to bandage this type of wound; show me what you would do in this or that situation. Re-certification candidates can obtain a copy of the newest edition of the reference guide (2016) in advance of the course date by contacting (403-609-8783).

Bring with you:

  • Lunch, snacks, coffee, water bottle
  • Pen(s)
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that you can move around in

To Register:

Contact GBCTA Safety Coordinator at if you qualify and are interested in attending. Provide your preferred course date, and your full email signature when replying to this email. We need first & last name, job title, email address, and phone number to complete your registration. You will receive an email back confirming your registration, or notification if that course is full. You will need to have been an active volunteer during the 2016-17 year and have filled out a Parks Volunteers Release Form to be considered.


Volunteers – If you are certified in Standard First-Aid or higher (Wilderness) please let Con Schiebel know. Let Con Schiebel know if you are interested in Wilderness First Aid Certification. As part of our safety upgrading intitiatives any crew leads will be required to have Wilderness First Aid as a minimum level of training.

2018-01-19T16:28:27+00:00November 27th, 2017|GBCTA|