St John Ambulance Canada's mission is to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training (first aid) and community services (health and safety).


Since 1884 the St John Council for Ontario has been the provincial arm of St John Ambulance, a worldwide, humanitarian, federally registered charitable organisation 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.


Highlights at a glance:

  • 540,000 hours of volunteer service;
  • 6,000 community-based facilities and events receiving service;
  • 7,000 patients assisted by a medical first responder;
  • 42,000 clients visited by a therapy dog;
  • 25,000 hours of student-based campus emergency response;
  • 82,000 hours of service toward the development of youth;
  • 12,000 hours of search and rescue related activities;
  • 3,000 parents/guardians educated on how to properly install a child’s car seat;
  • 134,000 Ontarian’s trained in first aid, health and safety related courses.



First Aid Response Services

Trained volunteers provide first aid services at community gatherings, sporting and recreational events.


Therapy Dog Services 

Through regular visitations, St John Therapy Dog Teams enrich the lives of the elderly and ill, as well as children, by providing unconditional love and support.


Youth Services 

Young Canadians are given the opportunity to learn first aid and volunteer in their communities, fostering their personal development and commitment to service.


Emergency Services  

When disaster strikes, St John Ambulance is there to help. St John Ambulance community-based volunteers are trained in an integrated system of first aid, CPR and health care.



St John Ambulance Canada

400 - 1900 City Park Drive



K1J 1A3


Phone: (416) 923-8411

Email: [email protected]