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Provincial Updates

ACT’s goal is to see every Canadian youth graduate from high school with CPR and defibrillator skills and the knowledge to save lives. ACT and its partners are spearheading high school CPR programs in communities across Canada.

Click on any of the provinces below to learn about the status of the ACT High School CPR and Defibrillator Program in that province.

Following the launch of the ACT Foundation’s High School CPR Program in Edmonton in 2001, the Alberta government made CPR a mandatory part of the provincial curriculum.

In 2006, the ACT Foundation completed set-up of the High School CPR Program throughout the province:

  • More than524,000 Alberta youth have been trained in CPR to date.
  • 315 high schools have established the program.
  • 45,000 students are trained by their teachers each year.
  • More than 1,000 teachers have been trained as CPR instructors for their students.

  • 415,000BC youth have been trained to date through the High School CPR Program.
  • 236 secondary schools have established the program.
  • 45,000 students are trained by their teachers each year.
  • More than 1,300 teachers have been trained as CPR instructors for their students.

The ACT Foundation is now enhancing the CPR program with defibrillator training. 

  • 11,600 NB youth have been trained to date through the High School CPR and Defibrillator Training Program.
  • 6 secondary schools have established the program.
  • 1,800 students are trained by their teachers each year.
  • More than 35 teachers have been trained as CPR instructors for their students.

The ACT Foundation established the High School CPR Program in Labrador in 2008.

  • 600 Labrador youth are trained by their teachers every year.

The ACT Foundation established the High School CPR Program in Nunavut in 2003.

  • 1,200 Nunavut youth are trained by their teachers every year.

  • 2 million Ontario youth have been trained to date through the High School CPR Program.
  • 755 high schools have established the program.
  • 160,000 students are trained by their teachers each year.
  • More than 2,300 teachers have been trained as CPR instructors for their students.

The ACT Foundation is now enhancing the CPR program with defibrillator training.

  • 506,000 Quebec youth have been trained to date through the High School CPR Program.
  •  400 schools have established the program.
  • 68,000 students are trained by their teachers each year.
  • More than 1,650 teachers have been trained as CPR instructors for their students.

The ACT Foundation is now enhancing the CPR program with defibrillator training. 

  • Almost 30,000 Saskatchewan youth have been trained to date through the High School CPR Program.
  • 12 schools have established the program.
  • More than 2,800 students are trained by their teachers each year.
  • More than 25 teachers have been trained as CPR instructors for their students.