Our monthly public courses are the most convenient way to learn essential lifesaving skills for your family.
Public Course Venues
Here is a list of venues we teach at on a regular basis; or have taught at while travelling across BC. Unless noted otherwise below, we only teach our 2-hour course at these venues.
|Greater Vancouver||Burnaby – Yoga Spirit & Wellness (Holdom)
Chilliwack – Restorative Health Physio
Langley – buybuy BABY
Maple Ridge – EPIC Yoga & Fitness
Mission – Mission Midwifery
New Westminster – MOVE Studio New West (Sapperton)
North Vancouver – Kahlena Movement Studio (Edgemont Village) 2hr course | 4hr course | Doula course
North Vancouver – Treehaus Teahaus
Port Moody – Kushala Yoga & Wellness (Suter Brook Village)
Richmond – Terra Nova Midwifery (Steveston)
Surrey – Community Birth Program (Panorama Village)
Squamish – Yoga Love & Meditation Boutique
Vancouver – Bed Bath & Beyond (Broadway)
Vancouver – The Childbearing Society (Trout Lake)
Vancouver – Pomegranate Midwives (Hastings-Sunrise)
Vancouver – Westside Midwives (Kitsilano)
|Vancouver Island||Courtenay – The House of Now
Nanaimo – Old City Midwives
North Saanich – McTavish Academy of Art
|Sunshine Coast||Powell River – Elements Movement (Townsite)
Roberts Creek – Yoga by the Sea
|Okanagan or Interior||Kamloops – Modern Nest
Kelowna – Malachite Midwives 2hr course | 4hr course
Penticton – Purple Lotus Yoga 2hr course | 4hr course
|Elsewhere in Canada||We’ve occasionally taught in Alberta and Ontario, but we do not have any future courses planned at this time. To provide everyone with the opportunity to take our unique course, we now offer our 2-hour Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention course online.|
|Infant/Child CPR||$40-$45 + GST per participant, depending on venue
(2 hours, non-certification)
|First Aid for the Infant and Toddler Years||$70 + GST per participant
(4-hours, CPR-B/AED certification)
|CPR Recertifications for Midwives and Nurses||$40-$45 + GST per participant, depending on CPR level
Must show proof of prior certification.
|CPR-HCP for Doulas||$80 + GST per participant
(7-8 hours, certification)
How to Register
All registration is online, through this website. If you already know which venue you want to attend, you can head directly to the registration page. If you’re not sure where you’d like to take a course, check out our full public course calendar to see what date and location best fits your schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are babies welcome?
In public courses, pre-mobile (not yet crawling) babies are welcome to join you. Our courses are breastfeeding-friendly. We cannot guarantee the safety of the venues for mobile children, and request mobile children do not join to limit distraction for other participants.
Which course is right for me?
Check out our courses page that explains the difference between all our unique courses.
Still not sure? Let us know what your needs are, and we’re happy to recommend the best course for your current situation.
Upcoming Public Courses
4-Hour First Aid for the Infant & Toddler Years (CPR-B/AED) @ Kahlena Movement Studio (North Vancouver)
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 �
I took Safe Beginning's First Aid course specifically for doulas over the weekend. Jill is obviously very knowledgeable and relayed her expertise in an easy to follow and practical manner. There was lots of practical skills taught and we also had the opportunity to practice on each other and infant dolls. It was a great course and when I need to recertify, I'll look to Safe Beginnings first!
I just finished the Safe Beginnings First Aid corse with Jill. She was clear and concise. The corse was easy to follow. Enough practice was done throughout the class to allow for memory of the content to form.
This course was extremely beneficial, and I encourage anyone who spends time around infants & children (all you aunties & uncles & friends) to take this course! Yes for safety for the little ones but honestly for your own peace of mind too! I feel SO much more comfortable knowing that I am now educated enough to be helpful and just know the right steps to take during emergency situations. I learned far more than just cpr - the instructor was so great! Highly recommend!
Thank you Holly! It was a great course and I can recommend it for everyone!
I attended the 2 hour course in Salmon Arm yesterday. I am the Nana of infants and toddlers and was grateful to be able to attend a course in our community. It was most helpful! The course moved at a good pace, with time for questions and practice. Jill was knowledgable, energetic and respectful. I recommend this course.
So glad my husband and I took this course. Holly is an engaging instructor who is passionate about infant safety and was great at giving us time to practice techniques and understand the why behind what we were doing. Will definitely recommend this course to all my momma friends.
This was a wonderful course! There was a lot of information to learn in two hours but Holly made it easy to understand and fun. I feel much more confident starting solids with my baby now! Holly also checked my car seat for me after the class and discovered it has a recalled part! I’m very happy I took this course.
Excellent course and instructor, highly recommended!
Great and thorough training! Holly has been fabulous and went above and beyond to help us prepare for the safety of our child. The CPR and car seat safety lesson gave us reassurance and answered many of our questions. Highly recommended not just for first time parents but all parents and grandparents.
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!
Jill is such an effective teacher and made our course really enjoyable and relevant!
Extremely well led class jam packed with useful info. We enjoyed it even after many years of being CPR certified. Took away useful info. Thanks Holly
My husband and I attended a course tonight and are so glad we did!! We learned so much and feel so much more prepared in case anything happened to our son. It was a warm, open atmosphere that was totally supportive for any of our questions! My husband also commented that he learned the proper techniques that were completely different from we would instinctively think to do for a infant, toddler, or child in distress! Would absolutely recommend to any new parent!
Excellent! Highly recommend this class. Up to date information and baby friendly environment. Thank you.
I worked with Jill as a co-host for an event as well as taking her CPR-C/AED. I found the content well organized and EXTREMELY informative. Jill's teaching style is laid back, easy going and personable. I left the class feeling informed and confident. I would highly recommend Safe Beginnings to anyone looking for a solid CPR course
Took the 2 hr infant/cpr class on March 11th at Nurture Collective in Parksville. The material was comprehensive, taught at a good pace with opportunities for questions, and allowed for lots of repetition and practice to create muscle memory. The teacher was experienced, knowledgeable and able and answer all questions asked. My Mom attended and had physical limitations that required modifications of nearly procedures and advice was provided for each. I would definitely recommend this for caregivers of young children.
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!
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. ♡
Very informative class that was extremely benificial to have for any person around infants, babies or any person. CPR is much different than you might think and I am so happy to have learned the vital information. Thank you!!
As a first time grandma I am so glad I went. Very informative and not just about infant first aid. I left feeling more confident in being able to assist with CPR and what to do with adults/babies choking. Everyone should start with this course.
Loved this! I've been to many other first aid classes before and this one was extremely informative. Holly was a great instructor, she definitely has a knack for keeping everyone's attention on her and what's being taught. Thank you!
Great course! Needed the refresher, highly recommended! Jill Colpitts was very knowledgeable and helpful! Thanks Jill.
Great class. Well laid out curriculum and well taught. Very thorough but not overwhelming. Highly recommend!
This course was so great! And it couldn't have come at a better time for us. After the course, we hadn't been home for more than 10 minutes, when someone started banging on our door...my husband rushed to answer and there on our doorstep was a neighbour...and she was choking!!! My husband immediately put to use the choking technique that Holly literally just taught us and was able to dislodge the item. He saved her life! Our neighbour was home alone and started choking so she ran outside and was banging on all the doors on our floor hoping someone was home. He said if she had come the day before he wouldn't have had the confidence to help her. Thank you Holly!!! From us AND our neighbour!!
I hosted a private course (4 hour infant and child first aid) and Holly was our instructor. She was phenomenal! The information was highly valuable and I would strongly recommend every parent and caregiver take a course through Safe Beginnings.
Holly was excellent, very knowledgeable and made the two hour class fly by. I feel a lot more confident about my first aid skills for sure.
We took the Infant/Child CPR course with Jill. The course was excellent! Jill is a great teacher and delivered tons of great information in the two hours we had with her. Would definitely recommend!
My husband and I are first time parents and heard great things about Holly. We live in downtown and chose to pick her in north van from the great reviews. We are so happy we got our training from her. She is very knowledgeable and professional and at the same time fun and personable. I particularly loved that she is a mother herself so she gave examples of things in the house we should be aware of and shared examples and stories of things her daughter has done that can be a risk. She flagged little things that we don't think of. I learned so much and feel as prepared as one can welcoming a little one into our world and home. I highly recommend her. Great class for couples and friends to do together.
Very informative course. Holly was great. I feel a lot more knowledgeable bringing our child into this world now.