Youth Leader

Youth Leader Program - is designed for individuals interested in becoming an Instructor for the Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Programs.


The following items are covered in this Youth Leader class:

  • Checking of pre-requisites
  • Completion of the Fundamentals of Instructor - online module
  • Completion of the Teach Experience
  • Certification


16 hours


The following are the prerequisite that a student is required to have before being allowed into this course:

  • Minimum age of 18 y/o (or 16-17 y/o with adult support)
  • Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C certification or equivalent


Youth Leaders support the Red Cross Youth First Aid Program through the delivery of our Stay Safe! and Babysitting courses. With the required prerequisites, candidates enter into our comprehensive Youth
Leader Development Program, designed to prepare them to support dynamic, learner-centered classroom environments.

This program has two steps:

Step One: Fundamentals of Instruction - (5 - 7 hrs online)
The online, self-paced component contains information on the fundamentals of instruction, such as how to prepare for a course, how to teach lessons, and the post-course tasks that must be completed once participants have left the classroom. It also guides Youth Leader candidates through the Teaching Experience process. The unique focus on application is designed to reduce the theory to practice gap and focuses on preparing candidates to support dynamic, learner-centered classroom environments.

Step 2: Teach Experience - May be required depending on previous experience.
After completing the Fundamentals of Instruction module you will then complete a teach experience with a real class.

By selecting and registering for a date via our online registration system, our First Aid Coordinators will be notified of your interest. Our team will then contact you to verify your pre-requisites. Once verified, your payment will be processed and the package will be available within approximately 7 days at our Calgary North East location or could be shipped to you for an additional fee of $25 + GST.

For more information on this program, please email

hdgCertifications Earned

Upon successful completion of this program you will have earned the following tickets:

  • Valid for three years
  • Candidates are not required to purchase materials from original certification course
  • unless the program has been revised.

hdgAdditional Information

Completion of a Teaching Experience (unless meet exceptions listed below)
Adhere to the Canadian Red Cross Standards of Behaviour
Youth Leader candidates must complete a teaching experience with a certified
Canadian Red Cross Youth Leader; the following exceptions apply:
• Red Cross (FA or WS) Instructors or Instructor Trainers are required to own the
current participant materials (detailed below) and complete the ‘Fundamentals of Instruction for Youth Leaders’ online component. Educators (elementary or secondary level) are required to own the current participant materials (detailed below) and complete the ‘Fundamentals of Instruction for Youth Leaders’ online component.

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