[Infographic] Canadian Attitudes to First Aid

What are Canadian Atttitudes to First Aid?

Well, the Red Cross asked about Canadian attitudes to first aid and it got some answers. Let’s see the graphics and then discuss.

Canadian Attitudes to First Aid 1

Canadian attitudes to first aid 2

What does this tell us about Canadian attitudes to first aid?

Well, we clearly know it’s important (although apparently 2% could care less if you suffer). Thing is, in this survey of Canadian attitudes to first aid, it’s something for ‘the other guy’ to learn. It seems we Canadians don’t go our of our way to learn. Red Cross didn’t ask, but I’d bet a good portion of that 18% ‘have to’ do first aid for work.

Despite not being in date with certification, seven out of ten think we’d know when your life was in trouble, although less than half of those could then do something about it.

So, Canadian, your life is at risk and you need help….?

  • There’s a 1 in 3 chance the person next to you wouldn’t even be able to tell.
  • Even if they could tell, 2 in 3 wouldn’t know what to do.
  • There’s a less than 1 in 5 chance they could tell, know what to do, and be correct.

Isn’t it time you got your family on a training course? Yes… we do offer them and yes, we’ll even come to your house to train you if it makes your life safer. We train who you want, where you want, when it works…. so why haven’t you booked yet? Oh yes, you’re Canadian – first aid is something for ‘the other guy’ to learn, right?

Canadian attitudes to first aid survey data c/o the Red Cross, graphics c/o Sea 2 Sky Safety Training Services.


About Tony Howarth

Tony is a First Aid & CPR Instructor Trainer with Sea 2 Sky Safety Training Services and the company founder. Tony started with the British Red Cross in 1994. Has acted as first aid attendant for hundreds of events & treated many hundreds of people as a result. He is experienced in training a wide range of courses. He previously worked as an ambulance attendant with the British Red Cross. He is now in BC as a first aid instructor, and an instructor trainer (one who trains others to become instructors) Finally, Tony works at Squamish General Hospital as the pharmacist manager when not busy training safety
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