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Family and Youth Courses

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Family First Aid (to be released Fall 2022)


This course is designed for families to take together. Using scenarios, families will work through a number of scenarios and activities to practice basic first aid skills and discuss family rules and responses in the event of an emergency.

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Home Alone: $40

The Home Alone course runs for 3 hours and is designed for children who may be left home alone for a short time. This course is available for children ages 9 and older.

Red Cross Babysitting Course: $75

Do you have a pre-teen or teenager (11-15) who dreams of building a babysitting business? How do you know when your child is ready to care for children? This is THE program that teaches what adults really want teens to know about being a responsible babysitter.

Topics include:

  • How to be responsible and demonstrate leadership

  • How to make good decisions and manage difficult behaviours

  • Information on children's developmental stages and specific strategies for each stage

  • How to feed, diaper, dress, and play with babies

  • How to recognize and prevent unsafe situations, make safe choices and promote safe behaviours

  • First aid skills

  • The business of babysitting

Students must be at least 11 years old  when taking the course. Students will receive a certificate of completion and a student manual.

Students must bring the following: a lunch, and a home-made first aid kit (medium or large ziplock bag, or a list of items that would be put into a bag as a kit). The course runs for 8 hours, including time for lunch.

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