Your donations will help save lives. Early use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been proven to increase survival of sudden cardiac arrest by up to 75 percent.

 

Types of Donations

This campaign’s mission is to raise awareness for people to learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) during an emergency. The campaign team visits schools, community groups, businesses and the general public. Early CPR and the early use of an AED is proven to increase survival during cardiac arrest. In the chain of survival there are five primary links:

Call 911 – Start CPR – Use an AED – Paramedic Intervention – ER intervention

The minutes between calling 911 and the arrival of paramedics is crucial to cardiac arrest survival. You are the Strongest Link (link to video). Your donation will help to promote awareness of this critical link in your community.

Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) are easy to use and when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) combined with early defibrillation is shown to increase survival by up to 75 per cent.

You can donate to the purchase of an AED in your community. Your donation can not be directed to any one particular site, but will be used in conjunction with other donations to purchase community request for AEDs.

If you would like to be on the donation list to receive an AED, please email safecity@toronto.ca with AED Donation Request in the subject line. As funds are donated towards the purchase of an AED, we will distribute them on a first come basis. The request list will be maintained for one year from the time of request.

 

Donate to help fund training for First Aid and CPR/AED programs in your community.

Groups and associations may request training by emailing safecity@toronto.ca with FA/CPR Donation Request in the subject line. All funds donated to training will be utilized on a first come basis. The request list will be maintained for one year from the time of request.