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).


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

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