Wilderness First Aid at Momenta
Our public sign-up Wilderness First Aid courses for the 2021 season are up on
our website and registration is open.
Starting 2021 all courses will include CPR certification.
Our 2021 course calendar cannot be guaranteed (as much as we want it to be). We will be carefully monitoring public health guidelines, courses may be cancelled or dates may change. Courses will be cancelled if the minimum number of participants are not registered 30 days prior to the start date of the course. In cases where we cancel a course a full refund will be provided.
I know many of you have certifications that have lapsed since March 2020. If this is the case please contact Sara. We will do our best to find solutions for everyone. For those of you who did the hybrid recertification and need to take the practical session, please contact Sara by the end of January. I will be scheduling these sessions based on need. These courses will take place in April or early May.
I am booking private courses for groups of 6 or more. These courses will take place at a location of your choice.
Canoe and Kayak courses
We are booking canoe and kayak certifications and courses for groups of 6 or more. Our instructors teach a variety of flat and moving water courses for adults and youth, and are looking forward to running courses across the province (as long as we meet public health guidelines). Let us know if you are looking for a paddling course.
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) training
Location: Camp Cedarwood
Cost: $100 (+ accommodations & food if staying at Cedarwood)
Dates: Dates in April TBD (two days)
Contact: If interested please contact Jenna (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates will be confirmed with those interested.
ASIST is a two-day, two-trainer, workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. Family, friends, and other community members may be the first to talk with a person at risk, but have little or no training. ASIST can also provide those in formal helping roles with professional development to ensure that they are prepared to provide suicide first aid help as part of the care they provide.
The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, seek a shared understanding of reasons for dying and living, develop a safeplan based upon a review of risk, be prepared to do follow-up, and become involved in suicide-safer community networks. The learning process is based on adult learning principles and highly participatory. Graduated skills development occurs through mini-lectures, facilitated discussions, group simulations, and role plays.