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Our partner in
building safe communities

We’re committed to giving back to our communities and teaching others how to stay safe. Through our partnerships, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to support training, promoting safe play across the province.

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Why is the ACT Foundation a great partner?

2.6 million students

have completed CPR training with ACT

The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation is the national charitable organization dedicated to establishing free CPR and defibrillator training programs in high school students across Canada. CPR trained students have saved countless lives, and will now learn how to respond to emergencies involving a suspected opioid overdose.

Through our partnership with The ACT Foundation, we’re ensuring students are trained to save lives and feel confident in emergencies through CPR and AED programs. ACT’s goal is to see that every high school student has access to these targeted and sustainable programs. Together we’re building stronger, healthier and safer communities.

Students practicing CPR.

"We are thrilled with the commitment of ACT’s Ontario provincial partner, Hydro One”, says ACT Foundation Executive Director Sandra Clarke. “Their support is helping the ACT Foundation enable hundreds of thousands of students across the province to be emergency ready to respond to serious medical emergencies that can happen to their family members, friends, neighbors and others in their communities."

— Sandra Clarke, Executive Director, ACT Foundation

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, an estimated 35,000 people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. Early CPR and early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) can double the  chances of survival. With 80 per cent of cardiac arrests occurring in homes and public places, empowering youth with CPR and AED training as part of their high school education is increasing citizen CPR response rates and saving lives.

With CPR and AED training and the confidence it brings, students become empowered with the skills and knowledge to save the life of a family member, a teammate on the hockey rink, a child they are babysitting, or a stranger who is faced with a life threatening medical emergency.

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Community Investment

We’re committed to giving back to our communities and teaching others how to stay safe. Through our partnerships, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to support training, promoting safe play across the province.

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