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St. John Ambulance in Ontario


St. John Council for Ontario

Since 1884 the St. John Council for Ontario has been the provincial arm of St. John Ambulance, a worldwide, humanitarian, federally registered charitable organization dedicated to the service and well-being of others. St. John delivers quality community service and training through its 30 branches, 1,000 nationally certified instructors and over 5,000 volunteers in Ontario.

As Canada’s recognized leader in first aid, St. John, this year alone, has trained over 134,000 students in Ontario in essential first aid & healthcare related skills. Our modern and innovative courses are designed for students of all ages and from all walks of life.

St. John Ambulance is recognized for its leading edge services and we understand the importance of investing in the communities in which we live and work. Through partnerships with businesses, community groups and government we are achieving better solutions to evolving health care challenges.


  • Our services to the communities in Ontario include:

  • Medical First Response services at major events, sporting and recreational events, and in times of disaster or civil emergency;

  • Therapy Dog services in hospitals, long-term care and retirement facilities, educational institutions and libraries;


  • Student-based emergency response teams at colleges and universities;

  • Child Car Seat Safety Education teams;

  • Ground Search and Rescue teams;

  • Summer safety teams;

  • Youth health & safety programs which attract young people of all ages;

  • Home Caregiver Support Programs to assist non-professional caregivers that are dealing with end-of-life care of loved ones.

St. John Ambulance in Canada


A Long History in Canada Teaching First Aid


Our Mission:

To enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service.


Our History:

Since 1883, St. John Ambulance has been ensuring the safety and well-being of Canadians. Today, through locations in every province, professional St. John Ambulance instructors provide Canadians with comprehensive first aid and CPR training for the home and workplace. In communities across the country, thousands of St. John Ambulance volunteers assist with community events and during times of emergency. Our vast knowledge and hands-on experience goes into every first aid kit that carries the St. John Ambulance logo. 


When it comes to first aid and safety, you can count on St. John Ambulance. Hundreds of thousands of other Canadians already do, every year!


Quick Facts:


  • Established in 1883 in Canada

  • Member of one of the world’s oldest humanitarian organizations—the Order of St. John

  • Serving communities across Canada

  • 25,000 volunteers provide two million volunteer hours annually

  • 6,000 certified instructors

  • Provides first aid and CPR training programs that contain the latest protocols and meet provincial and federal regulations

  • Trains more than 550,000 Canadians in first aid and CPR each year

  • Markets a complete range of high quality first aid kits and supplies for use at work, home and play

  • Supports humanitarian relief efforts across Canada and around the world

About Us

St. John Ambulance in York Region

Established in 1991, St. John Ambulance, York Region is one of the largest Branches in Canada encompassing 9 Municipalities North of the city of Toronto with over 650 volunteers!

As our primary mission is to provide Canadians with high quality FIRST AID training courses to public and businesses, we also provide a wide variety of community services through our volunteering programs.


In order to provide community support for such a large region, we currently have 4x ADVANCED MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDER,  4x YOUTH Program, 4x THERAPY DOG and 1x CAR SEAT CLINIC Team Divisions working together under one Branch. Our NEW "AMBASSADOR & EDUCATION" Division is now being created and will be launched soon!

St. John Ambulance, York Region

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13321 Yonge Street, Suite 201, 

Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 0K5

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Client Service Hours
Monday - Friday  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
:      905-773-1046


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