In celebration of Heart Month, the Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation and its partners have launched CPR and defibrillator training in 35 Peel District School Board secondary schools. The initiative will provide the tools and knowledge to teach Peel students on how to save a life.
As part of the campaign, teachers will be using 1,740 mannequins and 232 defibrillator training units donated by a number of community partners.
According to ACT, with eight to ten out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring at home or in public places, empowering youth with CPR training as part of their high school education will help increase citizen CPR response rates.
The ACT Foundation is the national charitable organization that is establishing free CPR and defibrillator training programs in high schools throughout Ontario and across Canada.
Click here for a list of ACT's partners who made this program possible.