Safe Beginnings First Aid is founded by two sisters, raised in North Vancouver, BC. We are passionate advocates for child safety and injury prevention. Since late 2016, Safe Beginnings First Aid has educated over 10,000 caregivers and professionals with essential lifesaving skills for small children.

Holly Choi, Co-Owner + Instructor

Holly discovered her passion for teaching and mentoring while training clinicians and their support staff in the medical software field for over 5 years.

Following the birth of her first child in the summer of 2015, Holly certified as a First Aid Instructor with the Lifesaving Society BC/Yukon Branch. Shortly thereafter, Holly became co-owner of Safe Beginnings First Aid. 

With a keen interest in child safety, Holly certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) in October 2015 with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC). Since certification, Holly volunteers weekly in her community; helping caregivers gain confidence with their car seat installation and usage (More information is available here: www.saferseats.ca/faq). Holly successfully certified as a Technician-Instructor (CPST-I) with CPSAC in October 2017.

Holly is a dedicated mom to two daughters, ages 2 and 5.

Qualifications

First Aid Instructor
Lifesaving Society BC/Yukon Branch
2015-present

Canadian Red Cross
2020-present

Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor (CPST-I)
Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC)
2017-present

Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)
Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC)
2015-present

Child Passenger Safety Educator
BCAA
2019

Too Hot for Tots Educator Certificate
BC Professional Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund
2020

Member, International Association for Child Safety (IACFS)
Holly Choi has successfully completed the Home Hazards Test (HHT)
2020-present

Jill Colpitts, Co-Owner + Instructor

Jill’s background includes aquatics, child care, and doula services.

She and her husband are the owners of Canadian Birth Products Inc. which offers products and education to expecting and new parents as well as birth professionals.

Jill is also an experienced birth doula serving the North Shore, Vancouver, and Burnaby. 

When she’s not busy teaching first aid, or attending births as a doula, she loves chasing after her two energetic children, ages 11 and 7.

Qualifications

First Aid Instructor
Lifesaving Society BC/Yukon Branch
2003-present

Canadian Red Cross
2018-present

Neonatal Resuscitation Program
American Heart and Stroke Foundation
2014

Birth and Postpartum Doula Training
DONA
2007

Member, International Association for Child Safety (IACFS)
Jill Colpitts has successfully completed the Home Hazards Test (HHT)
2020-present

Janna Bakla, Instructor

Janna is a former Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with over 10 years of experience in child care before choosing to stay home full-time following the birth of her son. During this time, Janna became passionate about child safety – in particular car seat safety – and certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) through the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC) in 2016.

Janna’s dedication to being a community advocate for car seat safety led her to certify as a Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor (CPST-I) in October 2019.

Janna volunteers daily in her community with car seat checks (More information is available here: www.saferseats.ca/faq)

Qualifications

Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor (CPST-I)
Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC)
2019-present

Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)
Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC)
2016-2019

Child Passenger Safety Educator
BCAA
2019