Family and Youth Courses
Family First Aid (to be released Fall 2020)
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.
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. Although there is no age requirement for this course, we recommend ages 9 and older because of the reading component involved in the course.
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.
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 (or have completed Grade 5) 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 7 hours, including time for lunch.