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).

St John Ambulance was established in Canada in 1883 when the inaugural first aid course and certificate were issued in Quebec City, Quebec. 

Highlights at a glance:

  • Certify more than 550,000 Canadian each year in first aid and CPR.
  • 180,000 St John volunteers attend over 8,500 public events annually. 
  • Medical First Responders volunteered for 793,000 hours and intervened with over 20,000 patients in 2017.
  • Over 3,300 Therapy Dog teams provide over 239,000 hours and assist over 121,000 clients annually.
  • Over 1 million volunteer hours are provided to communities across Canada each year, and
  • offer a variety of other community service functions, such as emergency response services, youth programmes, car seat programmes and first aid competitions.


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]