The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation

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The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation

The ACT Foundation is the national charity dedicated to helping communities establish CPR and AED training for youth through schools. The concept is to provide high schools with the startup resources (e.g. training mannequins) and teacher training as CPR Instructors, enabling them to train all students and maintain the program.

The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation is the multiple award winning, national charitable foundation whose mission is to promote health and safety, and empower Canadians to save lives. The Foundation promotes awareness and education on the prevention of emergencies, safety and community response.

The ACT Foundation is working with communities across Canada to establish the lifesaving CPR and defibrillator training program in all high schools, based on its award winning community based model of partnerships and support. The Foundation's goal is to set up a long-term, self-sustaining program in high schools so all youth will be empowered by their teachers to save lives. The program is enormously successful where set up, as illustrated in the ACT Foundation's 3 minute rescue video.

With the support of Vale, ACT will be able set up the program in more than 20 high schools within the communities of Thompson, St. John’s, Voisey’s Bay and Sudbury empowering more than 5,000 students each year with the lifesaving skills, strengthening the health of their communities.

two students practice life saving skills on a test dummy