Thank you for considering one of my charity first aid courses. Here’s the background: I love hockey, and I love teaching life-saving skills. I also believe in helping others, compassion, and getting the most out of life. Seven years ago I was introduced to the Brad May Celebrity Classic Hockey Tournament. The tournament is run by Easter Seals, a highly reputable non-profit charity that focuses on providing supports and services for children with physical and/or mental disabilities. The tournament takes place on December11 at the Sixteen Mile Creek Sports Complex in Oakville.
As the captain of my team I want to set an example and encourage each of my teammates, whom I personally spent significant time recruiting, to raise as much as they can to go towards this great cause. As such, I have decided to run first aid courses for charity. In short, I am providing certified Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level “C” courses in exchange for donations. The business, nor I personally, do not profit one single dollar from this initiative. This is all for charity and helping others.
Help me to raise money for a good cause, and learn valuable skills in the process. You benefit in so many ways. We have also instituted Red Cross guided Covid19 protocols to help ensure safety in the course. See below for details.
Guaranteed Low Cost
Enjoy the lowest price around for first aid training. Only pay $99 for your certified Red Cross Standard First Aid course. Elsewhere you’re paying approximately $130 with HST factored in.
all for charity
Not only are you paying the lowest price, but every dollar goes to charity… and you get some of it back! $79 of the $99 cost comes back to you as a charitable tax receipt. The other $20 goes to the Red Cross… another repuable charity that benefits from your help.
supporting your community
By learning these valuable life saving skills, you can come to the aid of friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else in your community. The more people are trained, the more likely someone around you in a time of need will know how to help. There are 51 more people in your community ready to help because they took our charity courses last year.
This is a comprehensive two-day course (half online and half in person) offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. The course includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines, and meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR.
This course is being offered as a blended course. This means that you must complete an online course component prior to attending the in-class component. The Canadian Red Cross claims it takes approximately 7-8 hours to complete the online course, but most participates claim it can be completed within a 3-5 hour time frame. At the conclusion of the online component, you must print off the online course completion certificate, and bring it with you to the in-class portion. Failure to do so will mean you cannot get certified.
The in-class component takes a day to complete (although the course can be scheduled into two half-day segments instead of one full day). At the conclusion of the in-class component the participant shall become certified in Standard First Aid with level “C” CPR/AED (CPR for all ages).
The cost of the course is $99:
$79 is your donation towards the charity tournament, and can be paid in a number of ways:
- If paying online via credit card, use this link to securely send in your donation: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=4688521&langPref=en-CA
- If paying via etransfer, send the money to email@example.com
- If paying via cash, bring it with you to the course to hand in. NOTE: If bringing in cash, please hand in $80 instead of $79 to avoid the handling of excessive change.
The remaining $20 is the deposit you paid when you register for the course, and counts as the Red Cross fee.
Currently you can choose to enroll in either of the following course offerings:
- Saturday, September 19 from 9am to 5pm
- Saturday, October 10 from 9am to 5pm
- Saturday, November 21 from 9am to 5pm
- Saturday, December 12 from 9am to 5pm
The training space is generously being donated by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #136. It’s address is:
21 Charles Street, Milton, ON, L9T 2G5
On-site parking is available at the back of the building at the corner of Commercial Street and Pearl Street. Public parking is also available across from the main entrance of the building at the corner of Charles Street and Mary Street.
To access the training room use the entrance on Charles Street underneath the main sign.
The course covers a variety of topics:
- The Red Cross
- Responding to Emergencies
- Check, Call, Care
- Choking (all ages)
- Circulation Emergencies
- CPR/AED (all ages)
- Breathing Emergencies
- Wound Care
- Head, Neck, Spine Injuries
- Bone, Muscle, Joint Injuries
- Sudden Medical Emergencies
- Environmental Illnesses
In order to complete the course you must attend 100% of the course, earn at least a 75% grade on a written exam, and demonstrate the skills to the standard set by the Canadian Red Cross. Successful completion results in a 3 year certification.
To register for the course, you must email the following: a) which date(s) you wish to take the course, and b) provide your first and last name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must also send an e-transfer of $20 to the same email address. NOTE: You are *not* considered registered for the course until the deposit is received. The deposit will count towards the $99 overall cost.
If you need to cancel the course, as long as you provide at least one week’s notice you will receive the deposit back. Cancellation within one week means the deposit will be handled as a donation towards the charity tournament (you will get a charitable tax receipt for that amount).
Safety is always a paramount concern for us. Our protocols are based on guidance by the Canadian Red Cross and meets all provincial and local health authority restrictions and guidelines.
We invite you to view our comprehensive Covid19 protocols policy.
What is your fundraising goal?
I have set an ambitious goal of raising $3,000 with the deadline being December 10. If each first aid course is filled to capacity, that would be $1,422 per course raised for Easter Seals. Doing three or four courses between now and December will easily reach that amount.
How much have you raised in the past?
Last year I raised a little over $2600, and the team overall earned just under $11,000. Overall the tournament raised a little over $200,000. Over the past five years the tournament has raised just under $900,000. As there are multiple tournaments spread out around Ontario each year, collectively they have raised well in the millions of dollars.
Do I get a charitable tax receipt for taking part in the course?
You will get a charitable tax receipt for $79 issued by Easter Seals. If the donation is made online via credit card, the receipt will automatically be emailed to you instantly. If you hand in a cash donation (in which case please hand in $80 instead of $79 to avoid handling all the coins) you will need to fill out the pledge form and you will receive your charitable tax receipt after when the money is handed in at the tournament.
The remaining $20 is an administrative fee remitted to the Canadian Red Cross. This is their fee for you having access to the online course, and for generating the certification at its conclusion. Because this is a fee charged, not a donation, no charitable tax receipt will be issued for this amount. However, these fees is a significant source of revenue for the Canadian Red Cross so it can provide its non-profit humanitarian services so the money is still going towards a charitable cause.
In A Heartbeat First Aid Training keeps absolutely no money from this course.
What if I have a problem accessing or using the online course?
Within 24 hours of sending in your $20 deposit, you will receive an email from the Canadian Red Cross titled “Action Required”. It includes your login information. Please follow its instructions.
Should you not receive the email within 24 hours, contact me so we can confirm proper spelling of your email address. If that is not the issue you will need to contact the Canadian Red Cross Contact Center. Select option “3” for technical assistance and they will troubleshoot the issue with you over the phone. Try to be in front of the computer when calling.
If at any other time during the online course you have some sort of technical issue (ex: accessing it, not being able to print the completion certificate, etc) then also call the Canadian Red Cross Contact Center.
The phone number for the Canadian Red Cross Contact Center is 1-877-356-3226. It’s operating hours are 8:30am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
Why don't you charge HST? Is this legit?
HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) is applied to the sale of goods and services. HST does not apply in this case as I am not selling anything. I am fundraising for a charitable cause and earn no profit or revenue to charge HST on. However I do have a HST number and charge on public and private courses that are not for charitable causes.
What If I Have A Question Not Listed Here?
Contact me by phone (647-528-LIFE ) or by e-mail (jason.angulo@Heartbeatfirstaid.com).
I had the good fortune of having Jason Angulo as my first aid instructor Sept. 2019. Jason has a true passion for sharing practical knowledge about first aid and CPR training. It is a valuable investment of your time.