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Students are trained each year

ACT’s mission is to promote health and to empower Canadians to save lives.

The program is built on ACT’s award-winning, community-based model of partnerships and support. ACT raises funds for mannequins and training resources for high schools and guides schools in program set-up.

High school teachers are trained (Train the Trainer model) to teach lifesaving skills to their students as a regular part of the curriculum, reaching all youth prior to graduation.

Our Impact Across Canada

  • More than 5.7 million youth have been trained by their high school teachers in CPR to date.
  • 350,000 students are trained each year.
  • More than 9,300 teachers have been trained as CPR Instructors for their students.
  • More than 60,000 durable mannequins have been donated to schools.
  • Many lives are being saved.

The ACT High School CPR and AED Program teaches CPR and how to use an AED as a life skill

The ACT Foundation is committed to the overarching values of diversity and inclusivity as it pursues resuscitation training for all youth in schools everywhere across the country.

Established in 1985, ACT’s mission is to promote health and to empower Canadians to save lives.

ACT’s goal is to see all youth graduate with the skills and knowledge to save lives. The program also has a strong health promotion component, encouraging youth to adopt healthy lifestyle habits.

While national in scope, ACT’s programs have deep reach at the community level. No community is considered too large or too small for program implementation. Community members are encouraged to support the program in their high schools by volunteering or donating to the project.

The ACT Foundation and its Board view resuscitation response as an essential life skill to be taught to all students in Canada, regardless of location, colour, gender, ethnic origin, creed, religion, race, or socioeconomic status. ACT joins with all those who believe in a just society in strongly condemning acts of violence and underlying systemic racism. We all have the responsibility to create a safe environment and a more equitable future. Moving forward, we will continue to encourage open dialogue among our teams and share more content that reflects our commitment to inclusion and diversity.