We’re Holly & Jill,
two sisters with a passion for child safety and injury prevention.

Safe Beginnings First Aid is the leading provider of infant and toddler-focused safety courses in Canada.

 
Since late 2016, we’ve trained over 8,000 parents, caregivers and professionals with essential lifesaving skills. We offer online courses across Canada, and in-person courses in the Vancouver, BC area (and occasionally beyond!)
 


Our mission is to make lifesaving education accessible.
That’s why we offer our courses both online and in-person.

 


 

 

Our popular Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention course is available in a convenient online at-your-own-pace video-based format. Perfect for those who are unable to attend our in-person courses due to location, timing, physical reasons, anxiety or otherwise.


 

 

If you’re in the Greater Vancouver, BC area, we offer public courses all across the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Sea-to-Sky areas on a monthly basis. We also regularly tour the Okanagan, Interior, Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast areas of British Columbia.


 

 

Feel more comfortable in your own environment? If you’re in the Greater Vancouver, BC area, we have limited availability for private courses in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Sea-to-Sky areas. Host a course in your own space, and we’ll bring everything to you!


  • 5 star review  I did a course with Holly this weekend. She is very knowledgeable and the class is very engaging. I really enjoyed myself and left feeling like I had learned a lot. I would definitely recommend the non-certified CPR/choking course to any parents or anyone who will be working or spending a lot of time with kids!

    Bitsy Alexander Avatar Bitsy Alexander
    July 30, 2018
  • positive review  Great class. Well laid out curriculum and well taught. Very thorough but not overwhelming. Highly recommend!

    Anna Merrifield Avatar Anna Merrifield
    December 9, 2018
  • 5 star review  Thank you for a great course in North Van Holly! Very informative and my partner managed to stay focused for the 4 hours which is a miracle!

    Christie Saunders Avatar Christie Saunders
    January 23, 2018
  • 5 star review  Holly's 2 hour baby CPR course was excellent. I certified as a lifeguard in my teen's (about 20 years ago), so I thought that I would remember the basic first aid skills required to help in a first aid scenario. However, not only did I not remember some of the important skills, but things have changed(!!). Holly's course covers all of the key skills and allows you to try them out, so you get a sense of what it may be like to do it yourself. The information is useful and practical, and you can ask all the questions. Thanks to Holly, I am feeling much more confident about the pending arrival of our first-born.

    Monique Ronning Avatar Monique Ronning
    June 30, 2018
  • 5 star review  We organized for a private class for 16 (mixture of new parents, expectant parents, & grandparents) and after having some difficulty getting an indoor space large enough we decided to hold it outside under some canopies in our yard. Holly was very responsive throughout the whole planning process on email, arrived on time, and was very personable and professional. Our group had a great time, learned tons, and came away feeling much more confident in our abilities to handle an emergency whether it was for an infant or an adult. I'd highly recommend Holly and Safe Beginnings. For us, booking a private session for a larger group made it much more cost effective for everyone.

    Nicole Sykes Avatar Nicole Sykes
    August 31, 2017
  • 5 star review  I attended this course a few months ago and found it very interesting. I learned a lot and was even able to bring my 5 month old along. Today my daughter ended up choking on some food and it surpised me at how easily I was able to stay calm pick her up and do what I was taught. The food was out in seconds and she was a littlw shook up but okay. I dont even want to think about what would have happened if I did not part take in this class. I always thought Iwas supposed to just tap their backs, thankfully I was taught the proper way. So again thankyou, tonight you helped me save my daughter. ♡

    Treffendel Toth Avatar Treffendel Toth
    December 12, 2017
  • 5 star review  Jill was was a great teacher. I am really glad I chose safe beginnings to get my Doula CPR training. I feel like I will be able to support families with what I learned today �

    Suvannah Ruddock Avatar Suvannah Ruddock
    August 27, 2017
  • 5 star review  My husband and I attended the infant/toddler CPR course and found it extremely helpful. Holly was a wealth of knowledge and covered a variety of topics. I felt well-informed rather than overwhelmed. I would highly recommend the course to any couple with young children and/or caregivers. Worth every penny!

    Chrissy Grant Avatar Chrissy Grant
    October 21, 2018
  • 5 star review  Excellent course and instructor, highly recommended!

    Shaughnessy Chiara Avatar Shaughnessy Chiara
    January 10, 2018
  • positive review  Holly is a real pro, not only because she knows the matter, but also because she knows how to explain it and make you remember it. I would recommend it everyone, as the course is about children and adults.

    Nelly Tyurina Avatar Nelly Tyurina
    July 2, 2019

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Sun 24

2-Hour Infant/Child CPR @ Kushala Yoga (Port Moody)

November 24 @ 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

 

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We’re Holly & Jill, two sisters with a passion for child safety. We’re on a mission to get Canadian parents, caregivers and professionals trained with essential lifesaving skills.

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