Celebrating National Heart Month in Canada

Deborah FarlowBlog, First Aid, Giving Back, Health, News

February in Canada is not just about winter chill; it’s also the month dedicated to matters of the heart – both metaphorically and literally. National Heart Month is an annual observance that puts the spotlight on cardiovascular health, encouraging Canadians to prioritize heart well-being through awareness, education, and proactive measures. The Significance of National Heart Month This month-long initiative serves as a timely reminder for Canadians to pay attention to their heart health. Cardiovascular diseases remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, making it crucial to dedicate focused efforts to prevention, early detection, and lifestyle adjustments. Key Themes …

It’s Officially #HeartMonth 2018!

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It’s Officially #HeartMonth 2018! What is Heart Month? Heart month happens every February! Heart Month is meant to spread awareness of heart disease and stroke to promote prevention, and at the same time raise money for research on the best treatments when people do get it.  Who is behind Heart Month? For over 60 years the Heart and Stroke Foundation has organized Heart Month. It is has become one of the largest fundraising campaigns in Canada in the battle against these two preventable killers. Since its inception, tens of thousands of individuals and both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations take part including, various …

5 Ways to be Prepared in 2017

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5 Ways to be Prepared in 2017 Happy New Year! The First Aid Canada team would like to start off by wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy new year! Below are 5 tips on being prepared for the new year in regards to safety and well-being: 1. First Aid Kit for the Home A quality First Aid Kit for the home stocked with the supplies needed to treat minor scrapes, cuts and bruises to accidents a little more painful such as burns; can mean the difference between treating an injury at home and a hospital visit. First Aid Canada …

What did the First Aid Canada Team get up to in 2015?

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What did the First Aid Canada Team get up to in 2015?  Happy New Year! 2015 has been an amazing year for the First Aid Canada Team and we thought now would be an excellent time to share some of our favourite moments: Our first trade show of the year was the Restaurants Canada Show at the Direct Energy Center in Toronto, Ontario. This was the team’s second year attending the show and it was a great success! There was excellent crowd in attendance and even better eats to be enjoyed. We had “Choking Charlie,” at our side helping us …

The Toronto Search & Rescue T-SAR 2 Christening Ceremony

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The Toronto Search & Rescue T-SAR 2 Christening Ceremony On August 22nd First Aid Canada supported the Volunteer section of the Toronto Search and Rescue Team by sponsoring and attending the T-SAR 2 Christening Ceremony which took place at the Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club. The T-SAR 2 Christening Ceremony celebrated the final completion of the vessel and the Toronto Search and Rescue Volunteer Team as a whole. It was a four year process to allocate volunteers, acquire all of the necessary supplies, equiptment and organize the launch party (which was a huge success)! As a company, First Aid Canada sponsored a …

Our Review of The Survival Expo 2015

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Our Review of the Survival Expo 2015 The Survival Expo 2015 took place on August 8th and 9th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The expo was filled with survivalists of all types and exhibitors supplying all types of needs from essential oils to machetes. Hundreds of people filled the venue in search of products and ideas to up their survival game and to attend various wilderness and survival seminars. Off Grid Living, Edible Wild Food and Urban Beekeeping were amongst the list of seminars to attend at this year’s show. @thesurvivalexpo proves to be a success …

Our Review of the Restaurants Canada Show 2015

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Our Review of the Restaurants Canada Show 2015 On March 1-3, 2015 the First Aid Canada team took part in The Restaurants Canada Show. Hundreds of exhibitors filled the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto. First Aid Canada’s booth was located at 210b: Numerous products were on display for key decision makers in the restaurant and food processing industry to check out for their teams. The Deluxe Restaurant and Food Processing kit (photographed above) was part of a contest draw. The winner was contacted on Thursday and thrilled to receive their kit: “Just what my restaurant needs …

Welcome to Heart Month 2015!

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Every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke. In fact, it is expected that incidences of heart disease and stroke will increase in the upcoming generations due to poor diets (including high sodium intake), increased stress and sedentary work environments. Heart Disease Facts Nine in 10 Canadians (90%) have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke (smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes) The leading cause of hospitalization in Canada continues to be heart disease and stroke, accounting for 16.9 % of total hospitalizations (19.8% of all hospitalizations …