First Aid

For ALL gymnastics related activities, there must be present at ALL times in the gym at least one person that holds a valid certification in first aid from one of the following courses:

  1. SportMedBC / Gymnastics BC First Aid Course
  2. Emergency First Aid - Community Care from St. John Ambulance
  3. Standard First Aid from any of the following providers: Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, Lifesaving Society of BC
  4. Occupational First Aid Level 1 from WorkSafe BC

Any other certifications must be approved by GBC's Technical Director.

Valid first aid certifications require that the certificate have an expiry date. The course content must also include wound care, head and spine injuries, bone, muscle and joint injuries and CPR.

A course that includes only CPR, doees not meet the GBC first aid requirement.


St. John Ambulance

Red Cross

Lifesaving Society of BC

WorkSafe BC


John Carroll, Technical Education Manager, 604-333-3493,

Andrée Montreuil, Technical Director , 604-333-3491,