TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - Over the past year, the Heart and Stroke
Foundation has received several calls from consumers asking if the
Foundation is associated with, or endorses, companies that are going
door-to-door selling Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training
Several of the consumer calls have been to complain about the sales
approach and tactics of these companies.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is not affiliated with companies going door-to-door selling CPR training
The majority of the fraudulent activity is in Ontario and Quebec.
Learning CPR is an essential skill that could save the life of someone
you know and love. The Heart and Stroke Foundation encourages everyone
to learn CPR, but when signing up for a course, Canadians should
contact their local provincial Heart and Stroke Foundation office to
verify if the course providers are legitimate. A list of Foundation
contacts is available at www.heartandstroke.ca/CPR
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada establishes the guidelines for
CPR and emergency cardiac care in Canada. The Foundation also
establishes the course curriculum for CPR and advanced level
resuscitation courses targeted to both the public and to the healthcare
professionals including instructor level courses.
The Foundation asks that those providing CPR courses in Canada follow
the guidelines established by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
SOURCE Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
For further information:
Interim, Director of Communications
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
416-489-7111 ext. 316