About Us

Our Mission

To enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service.

St. John Council for Ontario

Since 1884 the St. John Council for Ontario has been the provincial arm of St. John Ambulance, a worldwide, humanitarian, federally registered charitable organization dedicated to the service and well-being of others. St. John delivers quality community service and training through its 30 branches, 1,000 nationally certified instructors and over 5,000 volunteers in Ontario.

As Canada’s recognized leader in first aid, St. John, this year alone, has trained over 134,000 students in Ontario in essential first aid & healthcare related skills. Our modern and innovative courses are designed for students of all ages and from all walks of life.

St. John Ambulance is recognized for its leading edge services and we understand the importance of investing in the communities in which we live and work. Through partnerships with businesses, community groups and government we are achieving better solutions to evolving health care challenges.

Our services to the communities in Ontario include:

  • Medical First Response services at major events, sporting and recreational events, and in times of disaster or civil emergency;
  • Therapy Dog services in hospitals, long-term care and retirement facilities, educational institutions and libraries;
  • Student-based emergency response teams at colleges and universities;
  • Child Car Seat Safety Education teams;
  • Ground Search and Rescue teams;
  • Summer safety teams;
  • Youth health & safety programs which attract young people of all ages;
  • Home Caregiver Support Programs to assist non-professional caregivers that are dealing with end-of-life care of loved ones.