We Empower Everyday People Through Paramedic-Led First Aid & CPR Training

Top notch training for people of all ages, from beginners to healthcare professionals. We focus on building real confidence to take the correct actions in a true medical emergency.




The Origins of Para CPR & First Aid

In 2013, Brian was helping run the hiring medical testing at a local Paramedic service. He met Josh, who was transferring from another Paramedic service. Josh impressed the hiring team, blowing though the testing process.

Josh and Brian forged both a friendship and a professional  relationship, working together in the same Paramedic service for years. They became especially close after attending the National Paramedic Competition (yes - it's a real thing!) together in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and won multiple Top 3 podium finishes.

In 2019, Josh and Brian sat down to talk and found out they had both been contemplating starting a Paramedic-based education company! They launched Para-Mentors a few months later.

Years of training paramedics and helping Paramedic services with their education and recruitment needs led Para-Mentors to become a huge part of the Ontario Paramedic industry.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, they recognized that everyday people trained in first aid & CPR can and do make a powerful life saving difference in medical emergencies.

They also found that being untrained or improperly trained does the exact opposite, and so, they set out to address this need and make a difference in the community.

They decided to branch off their success in the Paramedic field, and expand to launch a CPR and First Aid training under the banner of Para CPR & First Aid.


At Para CPR & First Aid
We Believe...

Everyday people can and do make a life-saving difference when properly trained and when confident to take action. We are driven by three core values that guide our approach and ensure a positive and effective learning experience for everyone:



We believe in empowering everyday people to act correctly and confidently in an emergency. Our training is designed to give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to take control of a critical situation and make a real difference when it matters most.



Count on us to provide the best, most accurate instructions. We understand the importance of acting correctly in medical emergencies involving those you love. We are committed to ensuring you have the right tools to save lives when there is no room for error.



Effective training requires a strong connection between instructors and learners. Our courses are engaging, hands-on, and tailored to everyone's needs. You'll feel a genuine connection with your instructors, enabling you to thrive and develop life-saving skills.


Empowerment, Education, Preserving & Protecting Lives

We're here to help people protect the lives of those they love while achieving their career goals by providing the best first aid & CPR training programs available.


Our mission is to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently handle medical emergencies.

Our experienced team of paramedics leads comprehensive first aid and CPR training programs tailored to your specific needs.


We are here to ensure you have the skills required to manage any emergency situation effectively, whether you're a concerned parent, caregiver, or simply want to be prepared for the unexpected.

Conveniently serving Mississauga, Brampton, and Toronto, our team is committed to providing a friendly and informative learning experience.


We pride ourselves on our dedication to helping you feel better prepared and confident in your ability to respond to medical emergencies. and equipped to handle any situation.

At Para CPR & First Aid, we offer a wide range of training programs, including Standard First Aid, Emergency First Aid, CPR A, CPR C, and CPR BLS (also known as CPR BCLS or HCP CPR).


We Keep You Up to Date with First Aid & CPR Related Articles

If you have a question about first aid & CPR, you'll likely find the answer here!

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Did You Know? All Businesses in Ontario must have at Least 1 First Aid Certified Employee

All businesses in Ontario are required to have at least one first aid certified employee on site at all times, according to Regulation 1101 of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. Additionally, workplaces must provide first aid training based on the number of employees per shift. Bonus: being first aid certified increases your chances of getting hired!
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The Importance of First Aid & CPR Training for Nursing Students in Peel Region, Ontario, Canada

In the rapidly evolving field of healthcare, one constant remains: the need for competent, confident nurses who can respond effectively to a variety of medical emergencies. This is especially true in the Peel Region of Ontario, Canada, where nursing students are taking up the mantle to provide critical care in Mississauga and Brampton. One of the key areas of competence for these future healthcare professionals is training in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
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Here’s Why Half Online First Aid & CPR Training is Perfect for College Students

College life can be busy enough without having to worry about getting your first aid and CPR certification. At Para CPR & First Aid, our half online first aid & CPR courses are specifically designed with busy college students in mind - getting certified has never been easier, faster, or more affordable! Are you a college student in the Mississauga, Brampton, Etobicoke or Toronto areas looking for first aid and CPR training? Here's 5 reasons why our Half Online First Aid & CPR Training is Perfect for College Students!

Paramedic-Led First Aid & CPR Training - Get Empowered!

Don't wait for an emergency to arise before considering your level of preparedness! Take the first step towards becoming more confident and capable in emergency situations by enrolling in a Para CPR & First Aid training program today. Together, we can make a difference in our communities and help save lives.