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Hydro One provides support to the ACT Foundation to expand the new Opioid Overdose Response Training to 80 per cent of Ontario high schools 

New data reveals that only 18 per cent of Ontarians are confident they could help someone experiencing a suspected opioid overdose

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NEW Opioid Overdose Response Training to Empower High School Students to Help Save Lives Including Nasal Naloxone Spray

The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation is launching the NEW Opioids Overdose Response Training as an enhancement to its successful High School cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) Program, FREE for high schools across Canada. The training will...

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Basketball coach saves student with CPR and an AED

A Grade 10 student is alive today thanks to the quick provision of CPR and the use of an AED by his basketball coach Mike Rowley, of St. Mother Teresa High School. Since 1994, the ACT Foundation has established free...

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ACT Foundation recognizes Amgen Canada with Community Champion Award

The ACT Foundation is proud to present Amgen Canada with ACT's Community Champion Award in celebration of Amgen's 5-year anniversary as a National Health Partner to the Foundation. ACT is honoured to bestow this award to a National Health Partner...

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ACT Foundation launches eLearning for High School CPR and AED Program

Ottawa, ON June 3, 2021 – Today, the Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation announced the launch of its NEW eLearning program. This important resource will support schools in teaching 350,000 students across Canada, including 160,000 students in Ontario, in the...

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ACT Foundation enhancing high school CPR training with opioid awareness and overdose response training

(Ottawa, ON, March 29, 2021) The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation announced today it is enhancing the ACT High School CPR and AED Program with an Opioids Overdose Response Training Module. Support through a contribution from Health Canada's Substance Use...

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Hydro One partners with ACT Foundation to provide critical lifesaving skills to 110,000 students across Ontario

With 80 per cent of cardiac arrests occurring at home, early CPR can increase survival rates TORONTO, December 4, 2020 – The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation in partnership with Hydro One's support continues to provide students with the skills...

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ACT Foundation CPR in Schools' Champion Honored with 40 Under 40 Award

Ottawa, ON – The ACT Foundation is proud to announce that CPR in schools' champion, ACT's Director of Operations, Jennifer Edwards is the recipient the Citizen CPR Foundation's inaugural 40 Under 40 Award. This Award recognizes outstanding individuals who are...

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4,000 Peterborough students receive lifesaving CPR and defibrillator training during CPR month

Peterborough, ON – November 29, 2019 – To mark CPR Month, today the Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation and partners, launched the ACT High School CPR and Defibrillator Training Program in 18 Peterborough and area high schools. This will see more...

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68,000 Quebec high school students will be empowered to save lives as they learn how to use an AED in addition to CPR training

Montreal (QUEBEC), November 22, 2019– The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation announced the completion of its fundraising campaign to ensure an automated external defibrillator (AED) for all public high schools in Quebec. In addition, ACT confirmed that every year 68,000...

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CPR Month sees students and community members of Mississauga Credit First Nation to be empowered with lifesaving skills

Hagersville, ON – November is CPR month and the Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation and lead community and provincial partner Hydro One are launching student and community training in CPR and defibrillation in Mississauga Credit First Nation. This initiative will...

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Hydro One extends partnership with the ACT Foundation to help save lives

With 80 per cent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring at home or in public places, early CPR combined with early defibrillation can increase the chance of survival by up to 75 per cent. Barrie, ON – May 2, 2019 –...

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