St. John Ambulance is dedicated to enabling Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing community services & first aid training St. John Ambulance is a component of the Priory of Canada (whose legal name is The Priory of Canada of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem). St. John Ambulance carries out its mission in Canada under two main arms, training and community services. As Canada’s standard for excellence in first aid and CPR services, St. John Ambulance plays an integral role in our society. Building on a 900-year tradition, St. John Ambulance offers innovative programs and products, ensuring Canadians receive the best quality and expertise. Quick Facts: •Established in 1883 in Canada •Member of one of the world's oldest humanitarian organizations - the Order of St. John •Serving communities across Canada •25,000 volunteers provide two million volunteer hours annually •6,000 certified instructors •Provides first aid and CPR training programs that contain the latest protocols and meet provincial and federal regulations •Trains more than 550,000 Canadians in first aid and CPR each year •Markets a complete range of high quality first aid kits and supplies for use at work, home and play •Supports humanitarian relief efforts across Canada and around the world Establishment of St. John Ambulance in Canada •The first certificates in first aid were issued in Montreal in 1883 •The Canadian Branch of St. John Ambulance Association by a Special Act of Parliament in 1910 •Became a Commandery in 1933 •Established as a Priory in 1946 •Incorporated as a not-for-profit (charitable) organization in 1994 under the legal name “The Priory of Canada of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem”
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