St John Ambulance

Site: Niagara Region Branch

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides services for 11 of the 12 municipalities in Niagara. Services include: First Aid Training, First Aid Kit & AED (sales), Medical First Responders at community events, Youth Cadet programs for children and teens, Therapy Dog programs, and Car Seat Safety Technicians. 
Provides Community Service programs (Medical First Responders, Therapy Dogs, Cadets, and Car Seat Technicians)  
For more information about courses, programs, First Aid kits, and how to donate, visit website. 
Donations made to St John Ambulance - Niagara Region Branch remain in the Niagara Region to provide funding for Community Services programs. 
Distributor of WSIB First aid kits and Philips Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's)and home, sports and personal first aid kits for work, home and play. 
St John Ambulance's Medical First Response Services provides trained and equipped volunteers to respond to any medical or traumatic emergencies that may occur during a community event. The volunteers often establish a medical post upon arrival at the event and operate as the situation dictates.  
A youth cadet program is available at the St Catharines location. Cadets meet one evening a week from September through May. Emphasis on safety and First Aid training. 
The Therapy Dog program provides therapeutic visitations to people who are confined to institutions such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and hospitals across Niagara. The Therapy Dogs provide unconditional love, intimacy, social interaction, companionship, motivation and stress reduction to every facility they visit. In addition to their weekly visits, the members and their dogs often participate in various displays, presentations, and parades. All prospective members must attend a mandatory pre-test seminar and soon thereafter, the dogs and members are tested by certified St John Ambulance Provincial Therapy Dog evaluators to ensure that they have a sound temperament. 
As well, St John Ambulance has launched a "Paws 4 Stories" program. This is one that encourages the reluctant reader to sit with a therapy dog and read without judgment.  
Any persons interested in adding a therapy dog visit to their facilities program, an informative presentation or in becoming a member can contact the office. 
Car Seat Technicians: St. John Ambulance provides certified Car Seat Technicians who educate and evaluate the safe installation of infant/child car seats and boosters. Appointments necessary for car seat checks.  
In addition to the training site at 219 Church St, St Catharines, The NIagara Region Branch operates a training centre at 77 Division Street in Welland at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. To register for courses being held in Welland contact the Niagara Region Branch or email to
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates All year
Areas Served Allanburg ; Fonthill ; Fort Erie - and surrounding area ; Grimsby ; Lincoln ; Niagara-on-the-Lake ; Pelham ; Port Colborne ; St Catharines ; Thorold ; Wainfleet ; Welland ; Wellandport ; West Lincoln
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call to register for courses or to find out about volunteer opportunities
Languages English
Fees Training: course fees set based on course enrolled.  
Services to the community are paid for through donations & course fees.
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-685-8964
Toll Free Phone 1-888-368-8413
Fax 905-685-1740
Primary Contact Sandra Ugulini, Training Coordinator, St. Catharines Training Site; Email:
Alternate Contact Deborah Gagne, Training Coordinator, Welland Training Site; Email:
Primary Executive Marcia Young, Branch Manager; Phone: 905-685-8964 ext 206; Email:
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
219 Church St
St Catharines, ON L2R 3E8
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Intersection Church St and Niagara St
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (51) Registered Charity ; (80) United Way
Established 1961
Funding Donations ; United Way ; Donations; United Way  
Donations from the community.  
Revenue; Training Courses and Niagara Community Foundation.