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UTEFR would like to thank the generous sponsors who have made this organization possible:

Engineering Society Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Engineering Alumni






University of Toronto Students’ Union


We at UTEFR believe that first aid knowledge is a right. This is why UTEFR offers free, open training workshops throughout the academic year to all members of the University of Toronto St.George community who are interested in learning and practising first aid. By keeping abreast of your training, you will be nice and ready to assist with any emergencies you may encounter. Knowing first aid saves lives.

Additionally, many workplaces and professions require employees to be certified in first aid. As part of UTEFR, you’ll be able to keep your skills sharp through our workshops or joining our Response Team.

To join our team, please fill out the form below. You’ll be put on our mailing list, and be notified about upcoming events and workshops through email.

Request Coverage

Having a high-risk or high-volume event on campus?

We’re here for you.

UTEFR provides Active Responders for onsite first aid coverage at no charge to UTSG campus organizations. All of our Responders are certified in First Aid, and are annually assessed to ensure high standards of service quality.

Click here for a list of events we have covered over the past year.

To request UTEFR event coverage, please fill out the form below in as much detail as possible to ensure our services meet your needs.

Note: Please aim to submit your request at least 3 weeks in advance. As we are a volunteer organization, we may not be able to secure adequate coverage for your event if a request is made with insufficient notice. Thank you.

Event Details

* denotes a required field

Name of Event*


Event Date(s) (dd/mm/yyyy)*

Event Time*
EG: 7.00am - 8.00pm

Approximate Number of Attendees*

Have there been any serious injuries in the past? Are any expected? Please describe. *

Would the Responders be expected to patrol the area or would they have a designated location available? (Patrol-based or Station-based) *

Event Description *
please describe the nature of the event

Contact Information

Name of Contact Person*

Cellphone Number*


Additional Comments

You will be contacted soon with a confirmation e-mail regarding your request.


 Free First Aid Workshops

Free training workshops are held every-other week, and are open to the whole UTSG community!  Our glorious Training Director Megan will focus on a different topic upon each session, so it is well worth attending! No need to pre-register, just drop by!

Workshops are suitable for all. If you are new to first aid you can be introduced to the fundamentals of different topics. If you are experienced, it is a good way to keep your knowledge and skills fresh. Plus you get to meet and hang out with other people who also like to help others.

To participate, please sign up for our mailing list here to be informed of the time and location of the next one! Locations of workshops are subject to room availability.

First Aid Courses

UTEFR does not offer First Aid courses at this time.

If you are looking to get certified in Standard First Aid and CPR, we recommend our friends at the UofT First Aid Society, who regularly offer SFA courses at significantly discounted rates throughout the year!

The UofT First Aid Society is a non-profit training partner of the Canadian Red Cross and 100% of their net proceeds are donated to charitable causes! Last year over $8000 were donated to a variety of charities!


Please direct any general inquiries to: firstaid@utefr.ca

To join UTEFR or sign up for our mailing list, please fill out the form here!

To unsubscribe from our mailing list, please fill out the form here.

Meet the 2017-2018 Executive Team!

Executive Director – Amra Das


Duties: Oversees the Executive team, maintains external relations and the overall vision for the team.




Training Director – Megan Verrydt, RN


Duties: Coordinates and facilitates semi-weekly first aid training workshops.


Hey Everyone! This will be my 3rd year on the team and 2nd as the Training Director. My job is to train everyone and review first aid skills and knowledge. I’m looking forward to implementing some new initiatives this year! I’m graduating from U of T’s Compressed Nursing Program this year and I have about 4.5 years of first responder experience. I’m very  passionate about first aid and caring for others and I hope that comes out in my training workshops.


Internal Director – Laura Best


Duties: Coordinates event coverage, skills assessments, and maintains records of the Response Team.



Hi! I’m Laura and this is my third year on the Response Team. As the Internal Director for UTEFR, I schedule assessments and shifts, as well as maintain responder records. I’m also a proud dog mom and PhD Candidate in the Institute of Medical Science where I spend my time imaging brains at CAMH. If you have any questions about UTEFR or are interested in volunteering with us, be sure to send me an email as we’re always on the lookout for new members!

Finance Director – Joseph Choy


Duties: Keeps a records of team finances, handles sponsor relations and funding applications.



Equipment Director – Sarah Dhiyaa


Duties: Maintains kits and reserve equipment, and coordinates distribution of Response Team uniforms.


Hey guys!! I am Sarah and this is my second year as Equipment Director at UTEFR! Some of my duties include distributing uniforms to Responders and keeping stock of our storage room. I am also responsible for ordering new equipment for the club such as an AED Trainer, V Vac, and medical oxygen to name a few. I have also been an active responder with UTEFR for 2 years and responded to events such as convocation and orientation week. Thanks for reading!


Communications Director – Henry Che


Duties: Maintains online presences, creation and execution of promotional and branding initiatives.


Hey everyone, this is my third year on the Response Team and second as your Communications Director, where I am responsible for maintaining the website and social media pages. Other responsibilities include creating promotional material for the club and taking care of any tasks other exec members don’t want to do. My programs of study are Neuroscience and Psychology – I love the brain, but unfortunately it doesn’t love me. My other interests include urban affairs, hockey, baseball, and of course food.

2017 – 2018 Deputy Team:

Training Assistant – Kaylee Leyte


Duties: Assists the Training Director with planning and facilitating first aid workshops.




Training Assistant – Natalia Dziekonski


Duties: Assists the Training Director with planning and facilitating first aid workshops.




Social Coordinator – Tijana Despot


Duties: Assists the Executive Team with developing community-building initiatives, maintaining team spirit.