St. John Ambulance Youth Leadership Certificate Program

St. John Ambulance has been providing first aid training and volunteer community services across the country for over 130 years.  Youth programming has always been part of their community services – and now they’re launching a new youth leadership certificate program to expand that further.
St. John Ambulance is offering a Youth Leadership Certificate pilot program for youth age 14-17 and they are making it available through YOMA.
St. John Ambulance has a special offer for YOMA youth to test out its new Youth Leadership Certificate program.  It includes a free WHMIS and Standard First Aid/ CPR “C” course as part of the program for youth willing to participate.
This new course-based program focuses on providing youth choice in what – and how – they learn and apply their knowledge.
The program consists of 3 easy steps: learn, apply, and share.
Youth can learn about the information in 3 ways:
1.  In traditional group/club meetings, at large events or independently online.
2.  Following that, they get to choose how to apply what they’ve learned by picking an activity based on their schedule, friends, skills and interests.  
3.  Finally, they post their activity on theirleadership blog – creating an online portfolio that provides evidence of the skills they’ve developed with their own personal, creative flair.
We’re creating this program for youth, so the feedback they can provide us is invaluable and can help shape the way we implement the new program across the country.
Apart from helping shape this new program, participants will receive many benefits by participating in the free pilot program which include:
– A certificate they can include on their resumés for participating in the Youth Health and Safety Leadership Pilot Program, SJA Connect.
– An invitation to complete the rest of the program requirements, free of charge when the program is officially rolled out next year 
– The option for participants to complete additional course electives to qualify for the Grand Prior’s Award, which is signed by the Governor General of Canada 
– A free St. John Ambulance First Aid Training Course (Standard First Aid and CPR level “C”) and WHMIS course as part of the program requirements.
Standard First Aid and CPR level “C” are qualifications you need for many summer jobs.
Additionally, the leadership blogs that participants will create as part of the program can be shown to future employers – setting them apart in the job market.
If you’d like to learn more about participating in this new, flexible leadership pilot program visit the website:
www.sjaconnect.weebly.com
or email Patricia Mahoney at
patricia.mahoney@nhq.sja.ca