St. John Canada established the St. John Ambulance Life-saving Awards Program over 30 years ago to acknowledge individuals or groups of individuals who have administered first aid while saving or attempting to save a life. To recognize these individuals, St. John Ambulance grants two awards at the national level by the Chancellor and one at the provincial/territorial level by the Chair of the Council.
Gold – recognizes individuals, or groups of individuals, who have saved or attempted to save a life through the administration of first aid knowledge and skills, where a degree of risk to life exists.
Silver – recognizes individuals, or groups of individuals, who have saved or attempted to save a life through the application of first aid knowledge and skills, where no risk to life exists.
Certificate of Commendation – Individuals who helped a casualty to a lesser degree, with or without the application of first aid, are granted a Certificate of Commendation from the Provincial/Territorial Council Chair.
Nominees do not need to be members of, or trained by, St. John Ambulance to be considered for this award.
The application form for the St. John Life-saving Award must be completed within one year from the date of the incident and must clearly indicate that the administration of first aid was a factor in saving or attempting to save a life.
Application forms are available online (see below) or through your local St. John Provincial/Territorial Council or Special Centre office.
Please complete this form and send it directly to the St. John Ambulance Provincial/Territorial Council office where you live.
Para-athlete, sledge-hockey coach, and father, 38 year-old Shawn Lucas was at his son’s hockey practice when he came upon a serious emergency situation on the rink.
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