Your Questions About Our Programs Answered Here

How can I find out about presentations or trainings in eCPR?

Check our schedule of trainings. Please contact us if you would like more information on presentations and trainings listed.

How do I schedule an eCPR training in my province or community?

Please contact us with your query, and we will respond promptly.

If there is no eCPR training scheduled in my area, what can I do to move forward?

Please note due to the pandemic, we are only offering virtual classes at this time.

You have a couple of options here. We encourage you to think about organizing a training or certification in your community. We are happy to talk with you to explore options for bringing eCPR to your area. What resources may be available? What other groups, constituencies or organizations might partner with you? What level of training or certification makes sense at this time? We have flexible options to meet your needs. We can offer a two-hour information sessions as an introduction to eCPR, or the two or three day full trainings. See the questions below on options for more information.

What are the options for training?

Training in eCPR comes in a variety of formats to best fit the needs of an organization or community.

Virtual 12-hour eCPR training Trains people skills at practicing eCPR in the community. (i.e. helping a person in emotional crisis). Training is usually comprised of 2-3 Trainers/Facilitators with 15-20 participants. These trainings can be offered in an open public session, or private sessions for your company/organization.

Introductory talk (approximately 2 hours) Gives an orientation to eCPR and allows time to dialogue and to respond to questions as well as to discuss next steps if an organization would like further training. Many of these are free to individuals interested in participating since an organization has already contracted with us to present.

eCPR workshop (half day to full day) Gives an in-depth overview of eCPR with ample time for audience participation, questions and/ or practice scenario. Workshops are typically presented at local, provincial, or national conferences or meetings, and therefore are free to those attending the conference.

How are trainings financed?

Trainings are typically financed in two ways; either an organization or agency brings us in and pay for the training or a self-pay method where individual registrations cover all costs, and anyone can sign-up. We refer to these as private or public sessions.

The self-pay method (public session) is where anyone can join a scheduled training at the cost of $240 (CAD) per individual person (classes are a minimum of 18 participants).

Companies and organizations (private session) can book sessions for their employees/volunteers. Contact us for group rates. This training can be two 6 hour days, or three 4 hour sessions. We do not recommend booking the sessions consecutively, as participants will need time in between classes to absorb and practice. Sessions are minimum of 12 people, maximum of 22.

Once eCPR can resume face to face training, the cost of the 2-Day eCPR training varies and depends on number of participants and geographic location of trainers. An average price for a training up to 20 participants and 2 trainers is around $4,500 + transportation, meals and lodging for trainers.

Does eCPR have different target audiences or it is the same curriculum for all participants?

The eCPR Resource Book was developed to be as inclusive as possible of diverse populations. Our advisory group has been key in assisting us with the multicultural applicability of eCPR. The training itself can be easily adapted to fit specific populations. Our trainers and facilitators are highly skilled and experienced in working with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures.

How much physical space is needed for the 2-day training?

Virtually, each participant must have access to a computer and must be in a well-lit room, alone.

For physical face to face trainings, a room needs to be large enough to accommodate the number of participants in the training. People may be seated around tables arranged in a “U” shape or in some other arrangement that preferably allows participants to see each other. In addition to the large room of training, we will need access to smaller rooms where groups of 10 participants can meet. For example, a training for 20 participants would need one large room and one smaller room.