FACTS ABOUT ST. JOHN
AMBULANCE IN CANADA
is ST. John Ambulance?
St. John Ambulance is a national voluntary
agency founded in Canada 115 years ago. Our mission is to
enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality
of life by providing training and community service. St.
John Ambulance is a foundation of The Most Venerable Order
of Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem - celebrating 900 years
of service in 1999. The works of St. John ambulance in Canada
is carried out by two distinct yet mutually dependent groups:
Brigade: uniformed volunteers who provide community
service such as first aid coverage at public events and
community health care services.
Association: a network of medical professionals,
program development specialists and instructors who provide
health and safety training across Canada and internationally.
over 25,000 volunteers including:
uniformed Brigade volunteers with more then 2,200 youth
members and 1,900 Therapy Dog members.
7,000 nationally-certified instructors.
300 permanent staff members across Canada.
Canadian Order headed by the Governor General as Prior,
and the Queen as Sovereign Head.
or Regional offices in each province, the Territories
and the National Capital Region.
Centres for first aid and CPR training within Air Canada,
Canada Post, Canadian Airlines International, Canadian
National, Canadian Pacific, Canadian Space Agency, the
Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade,
the Department of National Defence, Eaton's, First Air,
the Government of Canada, Northern Telecom, the RCMP and
two million hours of voluntary service each year.
in Canadian eye surgical programs for doctors at the St.
John Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem -specializing in
the research and treatment of eye diseases.
to endow a bed at the hospital in Jerusalem.
aid advice to Workers' Compensation Boards and Occupational
Health and Safety Divisions.
nursing bursaries to students at the undergraduate and
awards to individuals who save or attempt to save a life.
national Junior, Cadet and Crusader programs for young
people which foster community service.
SMARTRISK Foundation's HEROES program.
Canada Safety Council.
800,000 Canadians in 1997, including:
- 445,609 in first aid,
- 331,318 in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),
- and 22,765 in health promotion.
aid service by Brigade members wherever crowds gather.
full range of safety-oriented courses - in English, French,
Spanish and other languages - designed for people of all
ages and walks of life.
levels of CPR training which are taught in accordance
with the guidelines of the American Heart Association
and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
training for people working in industry, high-risk occupations
and remote areas as well as coaches and adventure seekers.
promotion courses designed to help individuals stay healthy
service, including assistance in retirement homes and
child care centres, bicycle path patrols, food collection
and canteen services.
national Therapy Dog program visiting hospitals and nursing
relief in times of emergency and national disaster.
are proud of:
years of teaching health and safety programs in Canada
900 years of Community Service to the New Millennium".
In 1999 The Order of St. John will celebrate its 900th
Anniversary - a milestone that few organizations in the
world will have the opportunity to observe. All Canadians
will be asked to join the celebration and assist us in
strengthening and building our resources to provide community
and youth programs for the new millennium.
commitment our volunteers make to serve their community
such as their response to recent disasters including the
Red River Flood, the Saguenary River Flood and the ice
storm that crippled Quebec and Eastern Ontario.
growing involvement in special programs for child care.
role in research, correlating first aid training to injury
reduction - proving that injuries are diminished by 20%
and more when safety-oriented first aid is introduced
in the workplace.
continuing program of course development, evaluation and
ability to customize courses to suit the individual needs
of our clients including our new computer-based training
Instructor Cerfification Program.
line of health and safety services and products, adding
a feeling of security to home, work and recreational activities.