Project Resilience

We are excited to announce that St John ACT's Community Education Program, Project Resilience, which aims to build community resilience through delivering free basic first aid training in the ACT will continue in 2018.  Project Resilience builds upon existing successful community programs run by St John ACT such as the First Aid in Schools Program that will train over 10,000 primary school children this year.

Our current target audience for Project Resilience is active retirees, seniors and their families and we will be hosting two informative and relaxed, first aid information sessions that will be repeated throughout the year.  These sessions will be run by volunteers experienced in providing first aid in our community and will be free to attend. It's estimated they will be about 1.5 hours in duration.

Please feel free to distribute the 2018 Project Resilience flyer and encourage any active retirees you know to attend.

Dates: Session Information:
Wednesday February 21th 10:00am

What if the worst happens?

CPR, defibrillation, and choking

Wednesday March 28th 10:00am Medical emergencies: Heart attack, stroke, burns, anaphylaxis & asthma  
Wednesday April 11th 7:00pm

What if the worst happens?

CPR, defibrillation and choking

Wednesday May 9th 7:00pm Medical emergencies: Heart attack, stroke, burns, anaphylaxis & asthma   

If you have a group of more than 10, we are happy to run a private session for you at your location. 
Please complete this form and email it to

Bonus Session!!!!

Seniors’ Week special combo – CPR, defibrillation, heart attack & stroke
Wednesday March 14th,10:00am-11:30am

Our volunteers are also attending Rotary, Lions and Probus Clubs as guest presenters presenting on first aid topics of interest and on St John ACT and our activities in the Canberra community.  Please contact the Community Programs Team at if you are a speaker seeker at a service club and are interested in having us visit you.