Training

Training events can be found on the event calendar
TEAM First Aid Training
Red Cross Training e-Learning Orientation to Guiding

TEAM

Training and Enrichment for Adult members (TEAM) was developed by Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) to provide adult members with skills to help them work with girls and other adult members.

Becoming a GGC Trainer

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Who are Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) trainers?

GGC trainers are active adult members that have completed the trainer candidate process. These individuals bring both Guiding and personal experiences to the trainings they provide.

Who can be a GGC trainer?

An active member in good standing may apply to become a trainer candidate. Upon application approval by the Learning and Development Adviser the successful candidate can begin the trainer candidate process.

How do I get information on becoming a GGC trainer?

members interested in finding out more information on the trainer candidate process and the time commitment required, please contact event.coord4@guidesontario.org.

Types of trainings available through TEAM

The TEAM training program is divided into various streams with corresponding modules.

An outline of the training steams and modules is available.

How do I find out what trainings are being offered within my community?

To find out what trainings are being offered within your community or surrounding communities, please visit the Event Calendar.

What training do I need for my role as a Unit Guider?

Safe Guide is GGC’s risk management training that provides members working with girls the tools and resources to keep girl members safe. Safe Guide training is mandatory and must be completed within the first six months of joining the organization or if you are a current member, newly working with girls. 

What trainings are recommended for my role as Unit Guider?

The following trainings are recommended for all Unit Guiders:

  • New Unit Guider - Before beginning your role as a Unit Guider or within three months of being in a unit.
  • Unit Guider Foundation - Recommended to those Unit Guiders changing branches.
  • Outdoor Activity Leadership (OAL) - Recommended for those Unit Guiders interested in taking girl members camping.
  • TEAM Enrichment - Recommended to enhance unit programming and develop personal skills.
  • Ontario Finance Training - Recommended that all Unit Treasurers complete prior to the start of the Guiding year (September).
  • First Aid - Recommended, but not mandatory.

TEAM Pins

How do I earn Training and Enrichment for Adult members (TEAM) pins?

There are several TEAM pins that can be earned by completing various training modules.

The following is a breakdown of the pins and the streams that need to be completed to earn the pin:

  • New Unit Guider/Guiders Changing Branches - Red Pin
  • OAL Residential - Green Pin
  • OAL Tenting - Yellow Pin
  • Let’s Go Camping - Gold OAL Compass Pin
  • OAL Adventure - Dark Green Pin
  • Trainer - Purple Pin
  • Administrator - Blue Pin
  • ACL - Orange Pin

What does the TEAM pin look like?

The TEAM pin is a circular pin with with a coloured background and a gold lamp in the centre

Red training pin
New Unit Guider/Guiders Changing Branches

How do I get my TEAM pin?

Upon completion of the necessary TEAM modules, you can request your pin through the Learning and Development section at event.admin3@guidesontario.org. Pins are not automatically sent out.

When I complete TEAM training, is it recorded in my iMIS profile?

Yes, each TEAM training module you complete is recorded in your iMIS profile. Updating is done in various ways:

  • In person trainings: The trainer keeps a participatant list that is submitted to the provincial office upon completion of the training.
  • e-Learning: This is done twice a month automatically by the national office. If you wish to have your iMIS profile updated immediately upon completing the training you must send a copy (or link to) of your certificate of completion to event.admin2@guidesontario.org and your profile will be updated.


 

First Aid Training

Who can be a First Aider?

In accordance with Safe Guide, a first aider is an individual who has attained the provincial/territorial age of majority and who has current first aid certification from a recognized agency such as (but not limited to) Canadian Red Cross, St John Ambulance, Canadian Ski Patrol or is a health care professional.

What type of first aid training do I need?

The Safe Guide manual states the following with regards to first aid training requirements for events:

Green Level
It is recommended (but not mandatory) that at least one adult supervisor has a current Emergency First Aid certificate.

Note: It is strongly recommended that for cooking activities a supervisor has first aid training.

Yellow Level
For most Yellow level activities it is recommended (but not mandatory) that at least one adult supervisor has a current Emergency First Aid certificate. However, activities that include the following factors must have a first aider who is currently certified in Emergency First Aid or is a health care professional licensed and insured to practice in the province/territory where the activity is taking place:

  • EMS response 30 minutes up to 1 hour
  • Girls cooking on a camp stove, campfire or BBQ
  • Transportation arranged by unit
  • Specialized equipment
  • Sleepover or camping

For Yellow level activities requiring first aiders, the ratio of first aiders and/or health care professionals to girl participants is 1:25. However, when travelling by bus or coach chartered for GGC members, only one first aider is required per bus or coach.

Red Level: 
All Red level activities must have at least one adult supervisor with a current Standard First Aid certificate, or who is a health care professional licensed and insured to practice in the province/territory where the activity is taking place. In addition, in situations where EMS response time is more than four hours, the Responsible Guider must verify that at least one adult supervisor is certified in Wilderness First Aid , even if they are a health care professional. (Definition of Wilderness First Aid on page 13)

For Red level activities, the ratio of first aiders and/or health care professionals to participants is 1:25 and applies to all participants (adults and girls). NOTE: It is recommended that health care professionals consult with their employer with regards to their professional insurance before taking on the role of first aider.

For more information on first aid training and Safe Guide requirements for events, please reference the Safe Guide manual, pages 32-33. 

Adding first aid qualifications to your iMIS record

Submit a copy of your certificate to your Unit Administrator and she will add the information to your profile.

Note: If you are applying for first aid training subsidy, your first aid qualifications will be added to your profile at that time, if it has not been done already.


 

The Red Cross (CRC) partnership

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada only recognizes first aid training organizations that are approved by WSIB

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) is the provider of choice for GGC, Ontario Council and preferred rates are available to GGC members. Guiders are encouraged to complete their first aid training with the CRC, but it is not mandatory.

There are several first aid training courses offered by the CRC, such as Standard First Aid*, Emergency First Aid*, Babysitter and PeopleSaver!

Also, why not check out their First Aid App? 

Currently, GGC, Ontario Council’s preferred training rates through the Red Cross Major Account Solutions (MAS) are: 

For members and volunteers in Ontario 

  • $116.00 (Standard first aid and CPR/AED level A or C CPR)*
  • $91.00 (Standard first aid and CPR/AED level A or C CPR re-certification)*
  • $81.00 (Emergency first aid & CPR/AED level A or C CPR)* 

For Ontario members residing in Quebec

  • $108.00 (Standard first aid and CPR/AED level A or C CPR)* CSST pricing varies by region in Quebec, minimum of 12 applies to group courses
  • $87.00 (Standard first aid and CPR/AED level A or C CPR re-certification)*
  • $91.00 (Emergency first aid & CPR/AED level A or C CPR)*
  • $87.00 (Emergency first aid and CPR/AED level A or C CPR re-certification)* 

For members and volunteers in Nunavut

  • $161.00 (Standard first aid and CPR/AED level A or C CPR)*
  • $96.00 (Standard first aid and CPR/AED level A or C CPR re-certification)*
  • $106.00 (Emergency first aid & CPR/AED level A or C CPR)*
  • $75.00 (Emergency first aid and CPR/AED level A or C CPR re-certification)* 

*Ontario Council provides fee subsidy to offset the costs of training for these eligible CRC trainings (through CRC branch offices or authorized providers). 

How to find CRC first aid training:

To book training, simply call the toll-free one-point of contact phone number.  Our Major Account Solutions Coordinator will ensure Girl Guide members and volunteers in Ontario and Nunavut are booked into the course needed and will provide a confirmation shortly after the call.  At any point in time, if there are any questions, challenges or issues, you can use the same toll-free number as a help-desk.  

The MAS office operates from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday as one point of contact for assistance.  The toll-free phone number is: 

1-877-692-6644 or email mas@redcross.ca 

When registering for training it is important to provide the following information to the Red Cross MAS Coordinator:

  • Number of participants needing training
  • Preferred training date and alternate date
  • Names of the participants and location
  • Type of first aid training required (1-day EFA, 2-day SFA, or Recertification)

 


 

e-Learning

e-Learning is an online training method provided by Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada to our members. This method of training has been developed for Guiders who find it more convenient or are unable to attend face-to-face training.

Currently, the following Training and Enrichment for Adult members (TEAM) modules are offered through e-Learning:

  • Safe Guide
    • This is mandatory training for all adult members working with girl members and must be completed within six months of your membership join date.
  • Unit Foundation Modules
    • About the Girl
    • Programming for the Girl
    • Quick Start
    • Putting the Pieces Together
    • Building Unit Guider Skills
  • Select Enrichment Modules
    • Bias Awareness/Equity Training
    • Girls United

There is a fee to complete the online training modules, however currently Ontario Council provides subsidy to its Guiders. In order to complete e-Learning at no cost, a PIN is required.

To request an e-Learning PIN from Ontario Council - Complete the online PIN request form


 

Orientation to Guiding 

One of the steps in adult screening is to read Orientation to Guiding.

The Accessible Customer Service section of the document includes training content required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. It describes GGC's commitment to serving its members, non-member volunteers, parents/guardians, employees and customers with disabilities, and GGC's expectations of you as an adult member.

As part of the legislation, GGC is required to report that our volunteers have received and read the Accessible Customer Service section.

There are 2 parts to completing this step of your screening:

If you have any questions about Orientation to Guiding, please contact the Screening Coordinator or phone 1-877-323-4545 ext 2476.

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