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Organizations & individuals can register below or e-mail for the following Marine Basic/Standard First Aid + CPR-C courses. Both Marine Basic and Standard can be taught during the same course with differing scenarios; please let the instructor know what you’d prefer (MBFA or SFA).

Marine Basic is a comprehensive two-day course designed to meet the needs of those expected to provide first aid in a marine environment or Course uses a combination of lecture, discussion, and scenarios taken from the marine/fishing industry to teach the required knowledge and skills.  Course meets the requirements of Transport Canada outlined in Transport Publication (TP) 13008 E. For more information on the course, visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

Standard First Aid comprehensive two-day course 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. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial worker safety and insurance boards and includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. For more information on the course, visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

 In light of COVID-19, we are:

  • Adhering to Red Cross Training Partner cleaning protocols
  • Continually securing equipment (e.g. masks) to avoid sharing of equipment
  • Booking large venues with COVID-19 Safety Plans (e.g. Community Halls)
  • Prioritizing local essential services & recreation sector to maintain certifications & re-certification

Each course includes a pocket mask, certification through Red Cross, all PPE, course materials and instruction. Please come prepared with your own food + water. Venues may be cooler in the mornings, so please dress warm! Please note, these courses do not include transportation endorsement.


  • Feb 8 & 9th, 2023

Time: 9am to 5pm – full attendance mandatory (both days)

Location: Skidegate Small Hall

Instructor: Meredith Adams

Cost: $260

To register, pay below.

**72 hours advanced notice required for full reimbursement, exceptions made for absence due to illness**


  • Participants can show up to class at least 15 minutes before the start. Please give enough time for the instructor to complete daily verbal screening, attendance, and to complete any required forms.
  • Participants must complete a waiver on the first day of class for themselves and/or child/ren. Failure to do so means participants will not be permitted entry.
  • Participants are expected to distance (minimum 6 ft/2m) prior to class and during. We encourage participants to wear a non-medical mask until they are situated in their designated work area and to replace it if going to the washroom or leaving the program. As per current public health orders, masks are mandatory at all times indoors.
  • We ask that participants avoid aggregating in entryways. If you’d like to catch up before or after class, outside is safest, while maintaining distance.
  • Participants must use the hand sanitizing station at the front entrance but are also encouraged to wash their hands before and after the activity.
  • Hand hygiene and physical distancing will be encouraged.
  • Hand-shaking & hugging is discouraged.
  • Equipment will be assigned to each participant for the duration of the program and stored on-site, distributed by the instructor before the start of class.
  • Equipment that may be used (e.g. guns) will be cleaned & sterilized between use.
  • The instructor will clean high-touch surfaces before and after the start of class (e.g. door handles, chairs, equipment).
  • The instructor will manage complete record-keeping and report daily attendance and any incidents to the Recreation Coordinator.
  • Participants must stay home if they show any symptoms (e.g. cough, fever, fatigue).
  • Class may be cancelled by instructors if they show symptoms.
  • In the event of a participant or instructor showing symptoms during the program, the participant will be asked to remove themselves from the program and seek medical advice. Beyond daily screening, is not up to our staff to do temperature checks, testing or contact tracing. This is the role of the health authority.

Staying safe is a shared responsibility. These procedures and our combined efforts help to lower the risk of spreading COVID-19, but there is still a risk.

Please do your best to abide by these new procedures to ensure we can recreate safely and respectfully together on Haida Gwaii.



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MBFA/SFA - Feb 2023$260.00Date(s):  Feb 8 & 9th, 2023  Time: 9am to 5pm - full attendance mandatory (both days) Location: Skidegate small hall Instructor: Meredith Adams Cost: $260