Explore what you can learn at the Y.

Learning is a never-ending journey…one that can take you wherever you want to go! We provide education and training services in many ways. We offer a variety of certifications and courses that can build your resume and enhance your knowledge.

Standard and Emergency First Aid

Standard First Aid

In this course you will:

  • Preparing to respond
  • The EMS system
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care
  • Head and spine injuries
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons

Full course – Non Member $115.00
Full course – Member $95.00

We currently do not have any upcoming courses planned.

To be added to a course call list, please contact Aquatic Director, Jocelyn at jocelyn.tye@pcymca.ca  

Emergency First Aid and CPR

Basic one-day course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home.

In this course you will:

  • Preparing to respond
  • The EMS system
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation emergencies
  • First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Wound care

We currently do not have any upcoming courses planned.

To be added to a course call list, please contact Aquatic Director, Jocelyn at jocelyn.tye@pcymca.ca 

Mental Health First Aid

This courses focuses on teaching individuals to recognize, respond and guide individuals experiencing a mental health problem. Participants will learn how to support others in a crisis situation and guide to appropriate supports.

In the MHFA course, you will gain a solid understanding of:

  • Recognizing a change in behavior.
  • Respond with a confident conversation.
  • Guide to appropriate resource and support.

Mental Health First Aid:

  • Engages confidently where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.
  • Provides help to prevent the mental health problem from developing into a more serious state.
  • Promotes the recovery of good mental health.
  • Provides comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.

If you are a business or organization inquiring about this course, please contact our course facilitator, Heather Beaton at heather.beaton@pcymca.ca

Home Alone Program

The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children and their families get ready for their child’s first steps towards independence and being without adult supervision.

This program will empower youth to have the confidence and skills to care for themselves when home alone for short periods of time.

They will learn:
• Strategies to create a safe and positive environment and how to prevent injuries,
• Problem-solving and decision-making skills to handle emergencies,
• Basic first aid,
• Age-appropriate activities and games,
• Healthy snacks; and
• Time management skills.

Ages 10 to 12 years old.
Members: $40.00 | Non-member: $50.00

We currently do not have any upcoming courses planned. To be added to a course call list, please contact Aquatics Director, Jocelyn at jocelyn.tye@pcymca.ca 

Babysitting Course

Available for young people over the age of 11. The babysitting course created by the Canadian Red Cross helps young people learn what to do in the event of an emergency. The course also offers an overview of the basic responsibilities that go with being a babysitter, and how youth can reduce the risks of certain incidents by practicing safety tips and learning essential child care abilities.

This course has six areas:
1. Being a responsible leader
2. Childhood characteristics and behaviour
3. Creating safe environments
4. Caring for children
5. First Aid
6. The business of babysitting

We currently do not have any upcoming courses. To be added to a course call list, please contact Aquatic Director, Jocelyn at jocelyn.tye@pcymca.ca