Professional Requirements

Hamilton Standard First Aid and CPR - C

**NEW**Standard First Aid/CPR Training—ASCY continues to offer SFA training to those working in licensed early learning programs who have service agreements with the City of Hamilton. We are excited to let you know that Red Cross SFA training will be delivered using a blended learning format starting this June.  Participants will do the first part of the training online and only one day of “in class training”.

Once you have signed up for your training, you will be given a pin number and have a few weeks to do the online portion of the training.

You will be given dates for Part Two (in class training) and will need to sign up for one of these dates.
You must complete Part One online before you can attend the Part Two training.

You will have a maximum of 4 weeks from the time you have signed up to complete both Parts One and Two.  If you do not complete both Part One and Part Two within the 4 week timeline, you will need to start over and another charge will be incurred.

For more information on upcoming training dates, application forms, and details about our Red Cross SFA training, visit our webpage or contact Cathy Robb for more information.

First Aid CPR Blended Home Child Care Application Form 


First Aid CPR Blended Coop Application Form


First Aid CPR Blended Application Form 


Haldimand & Norfolk Standard First Aid and CPR - C

First Aid

In order to achieve compliance with Ontario Regulation 137/15 under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA) all staff are required to have valid certification in Standard First Aid, including Infant and Child CPR from a WSIB approved training provider.

The list of WSIB approved providers can be found here:

It is important to note that WSIB approved providers may offer both emergency and standard first aid courses with a range of different CPR training options. Not all providers offer infant and child CPR. Licensees will need to contact the first aid training providers in their community to determine whether they offer a standard first aid course with infant and child CPR. Many providers have branded specific courses as “child care first aid and CPR”; however, it is the responsibility of the licensee to ensure that the course includes the required elements to be in compliance with Ontario Regulation 137/15.

Please also note that any licensee who is registered with the WSIB must ensure they are meeting their first aid obligations as an employer under Regulation 1101. All employers covered by the WSIB are required to have first aid equipment, facilities and trained workers in all workplaces. Additional information can be found here:

Food Handlers

Food Handlers:

The Ministry of Education, Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch recommends that licensees adhere to food handling requirements made under Regulation 562 of the Heath Protection and Promotion Act. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit offers food handler certification courses and exams in Haldimand and Norfolk counties to help promote safe food handling within the food service industry, including licensed child care. For more information about the cost, dates and locations of the training and the exams, please use the following link:

Food Handler Certificate Program

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