First Aid Training and Information


First Aid in the Workplace / Sécourisme en milieu de travail

Designed and subsidized by the Government of Quebec*, this course is mandatory for Quebec establishments. *Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail [CNESST]

McGill staff and faculty please register here

Student Registrants please complete and submit the Paying Participant Training Form

Content: Responsibilities of First Aiders; General plan for emergency situations; Unconsciousness; Respiratory arrest; Cardiac arrest (CPR level A, i.e. for casualties of 8 y.o. and above); Assisted External Defibrillator (AED); Obstruction of airways; Bleeding; Shock; Wounds; Bone injuries; Burns; Environment-related problems; Injuries and burns to the eyes; Intoxication; Medical emergencies; Requirements Moving and transport of a casualty; On-site first-aid kit; Minimum number of First Aiders and first-aid register; AIDS and infectious diseases transmitted via blood.

Cost (McGill Staff and Faculty): Free for McGill staff and faculty, pending approval by Environmental Health & Safety. FOAPAL needs to be given in the event of cancellation, but would otherwise not be charged.

Cost (Students): $119.60 [$104 + taxes] per person. Includes certification and first-aid guide.

Duration: 2 days of 8 hours [incl. 1h lunch]

Withdraw/Cancellation Rules: No cancellation fee will be applied if the cancellation is done at least 8 days prior to the start of the session. An email to josee.sansoucy [at] is sufficient. Alternatively you can send someone to substitute for you. If your replacement is not entitled to the CNESST subsidy, the fee ($119.60) will be charged.

McGill staff and faculty please register here


Date Time Comments
Downtown Campus Locations [3610 McTavish Street, Room 430]

2017 Schedule

August 14 & 15, 2017 (Monday/Tuesday)



August 16 & 22, 2017 (Wednesday/Tuesday) 9h to 17h at the Residences
August 28 & 30, 2017 (Monday/Wednesday) 9h to 17h with the Faculty of Music session

No course for September, October & November

December 18 & 19, 2017 (Monday/Tuesday) 8h30 to 16h30  

December 20 & 21, 2017 (Wednesday/Thursday)

8h30 to 16h30

Macdonald Campus, Farm Centre    
Fall 2017    

December 7 & 14 (Thursdays)

8h-16h Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
Next session: Spring 2018    

Heart Saver

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, CPR Level A - Victim of 8 years and above)

Content: Responsibilities of First Aiders; General plan for emergency situations; Unconsciousness; Respiratory arrest; Cardiac arrest; Obstruction of airways; Shock; AIDS and infectious diseases transmitted in blood; Stroke; Vital links; Risk factors; Signs & symptoms of heart attack

Cost: $480/Group of 12 people (book, certification, taxes incl.)
Pre-requisite: None
Duration: 4 to 6-hour/session


Cost: $480/group of 12 people (+taxes, certification & manual incl.)
Duration: 3-4 hour/session

Dates: Organized upon demand

Register online

Date Time Location / Language
Downtown Campus Locations
8h - 13h
3610 McTavish Street, 4th Floor, Room 430 English
12h - 17h
3610 McTavish Street, 4th Floor, Room 430 English

Supervised Practice Session

This not a course. If you and a group wish to practice, contact us to organize a session.

Cost: Free. No registration needed
Dates: Organized upon demand
Location: 3610 McTavish, 4th floor reception

MSERT Red Cross

Please refer to the McGill Student Emergency Response Team.

McGill Student Emergency Response Team (MSERT) provides Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR courses [i.e. includes baby & child techniques]. For more information or to register for a course, visit their website 

Please note the CSST does not recognize Red Cross certifications to fulfill its Quebec Workplace requirement.