Courses

 

Babysitting Course - Red Cross Program

Registration: Before November 8th, at the Recreation Department or the Library

The Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.

Course Content

  • How to be responsible and show leadership
  • How to make good decisions and manage difficult behaviors.
  • The stages of development of children and strategies adapted to each one.
  • How to feed and dress children and babies, play with them and change a diaper.
  • How to recognize and prevent dangerous situations, make informed choices and promote safe behaviors.
  • The notions of basic first aid :
    • Check, Call, Care (includes phoning EMS/911)
    • Glove removal
    • Recovery position
    • Conscious choking (adult/child/baby/alone)
    • CPR (baby/child)
    • Illness
    • Asthma (includes use of inhaler and spacer)
    • Anaphylaxis (includes use of EpiPen)
    • Poisoning
    • Insect stings
    • Wound care (i.e. minor cuts and scrapes, splinters, nosebleeds, bumps and bruises, life-threatening bleeding, burns)
    • Head, neck and back injuries
    • Broken bones
    • Seizures
  • Babysitting as a job.

Clientele: Ages 11-15 | Bilingual
Location: Chalet Peter-Williamson
Schedule: Sunday, November 24th | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $45 residents, $55 non-residents | manual included
Information: 514-457-1605

 

Stay Safe! - Red Cross Program

Registration: Before February 21st, at the Recreation Department or the Library

Real-world scenarios often call on children to respond to challenges. The Stay Safe! program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to Stay Safe! in a variety of different situations.

Course Content

  • Importance of responsibility and respect while being accountable for yourself
  • Importance of setting and following rules around safety when staying on your own
  • How to stay safe at home and within the community
  • How to prepare, recognize and respond to unexpected situations, (i.e. inclement weather, strangers, unanticipated visits) 
  • First Aid Content:
    • Check, Call, Care (includes phoning EMS/911)
    • Recovery position, conscious choking (adult/child/alone)
    • Feeling unwell, asthma (includes use of inhaler and spacer)
    • Anaphylaxis (includes use of EpiPen)
    • Poisoning
    • Insect stings
    • Wound care (i.e. minor cuts and scrapes, splinters, nosebleeds, bumps and bruises, life-threatening bleeding, burns)

Clientele: Ages 9-13 | Bilingual
Location: Centre Harpell
Schedule: Monday, March 4th | 9 am to 3 pm
Cost: $35 residents, $45 non-residents | manual included
Information: 514-457-1605