New Babysitting Course

We are happy to begin offering a Red Cross certified babysitting course! Students will learn how to be a responsible babysitter, basic first aid and responding to emergencies. A certificate will be issued upon completion and babysitting manuals are included with registration price. Our next scheduled course is on December 29th in Hamilton, Ontario.


St. Catharines First Aid Training - November

We will be offering CPR, Emergency First Aid and Standard First Aid in St. Catharines on November 26th and November 27th.

54 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 5K9

Date Time Course
November 26th 9:00 am- 1:00 pm CPR/AED Level C
November 26th 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level C
November 26th - 27th  9:00 am- 5:00 pm (both days) Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C

To register or for more details:
Phone: 289-396-3026

We also offer group training at this location or can arrange training on-site. Please contact us for more information


Hamilton Ti-Cats Advance into the Grey Cup!!

Marin & Associates would like to congratulate the Hamilton Ti-Cats for advancing into the Grey Cup! We know they worked very hard this season, and we hope (fingers crossed) they can defeat the Roughriders to bring the Grey Cup Home! 

 Speaking of Sports, a lot of athletes like the Ti-Cats are fully aware of the intense, physical practices and games they have to endure in order to become the best. They also know that participating in these grueling physical activities may increase their chances of physical injury to themselves, or to others. This is why First Aid and CPR training is essential. It is a very useful skill to have, on and off the pitch, and will allow you to handle any situation that you may be faced with. Don’t sit on the sidelines when you can save a life. Get your First Aid and CPR Training today!


Trick or Treat Safety Tips 2013

Halloween First Aid Safety TipsHalloween has come upon us again, and as your children prep for their big candy score, we have compiled a list of safety tips that will help parents and children stay safe this year.

The Costume

1. Make sure the costume fits accordingly. Restrictive garments can become a hazard. If they are too large, they can become a trip hazard and if they are too small, they can make it difficult to breathe. Making sure that your children have something warm to put over their costume is also a great idea.
2. Make sure your children wear comfortable shoes. They will be walking for quite some time, and will not have much fun if they have sore feet.
3. Make sure that your child is visible at all times by including something reflective in their costume.
4. When looking for an appropriate costume, try to find one that has some flame resistance.
5. Use makeup rather than a mask. Masks are obstructive and can prevent your children from being able to see properly/breathe properly. If you are going to use a mask, make sure to cut larger breathing/seeing holes. Whilst walking, you may even want to tell your children to push their mask up over their heads so that they can easily navigate the streets and their surroundings.

The Route

1. Know the exact route your children plan to take when trick-or-treating. If the children are young, you will want to accompany them.
2. Make sure your children walk on the sidewalk at all times, and use the appropriate crosswalks for when they need to cross the street. If they are younger, make sure you hold their hand
3. When crossing the street, make sure that you look both ways, always.
4. Approach well lit homes only. If the houses lights are out, chances are they are not in, or have decided not to participate in Halloween.
5. Carry a flashlight. A flashlight can make poorly lit areas visible, and can help you keep an eye on your children.


1. Make sure your children do not eat any candy until they return home so that you can check it out first.
2. Do not eat any candy which looks like it has been at all tampered with. If it looks questionable, throw it away.

Be Tech Savvy

1. Give your child a phone to use in case of emergency. Have their trick-or-treating route mapped out for them and ready to go at a push of a button.
2. Stay in touch via text messaging. Ask your children to check in periodically via text message or call if you are not going out with them.
3. Illumination Apps. These apps will help light a path if you do not have a flashlight to take.
4. Tracking Apps. This is for parents who are not out with their kids, but would like to track them as they go.

Emergency Area

1. Have a recognized safe area to meet up with your children if they get lost. Whether it’s a nearby home, or McDonalds, it is always useful to have a meet up destination.

Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR app now available!

The official Canadian Red Cross First Aid app is now available to download for both Apple and Android mobile devices. This app will help you maintain your first aid skills and give you the knowledge to respond accordingly to everyday emergencies. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet, you will get instant access to videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you respond to any emergency. Download the app today and safe a life tomorrow! 

Basic First Aid Knowledge

Wikihow has provided a good online article outlining some basic first aid techniques you can use if an emergency situation occurs and you need to act.

However, while articles like this are useful, they do not compare to a training course where professionally trained instructors provide expert knowledge and hands on experience. Our First Aid and CPR classes will give you the tools and techniques needed to cope with many emergency situations.

Students! Our back to school special rates are now on!

We will be offering a special 10% discount for the month of August through to the end of September on all of our First Aid courses. If you are a student who requires First Aid training for a specified educational course, Please contact us on (289) 396-3026 to register your place today. 

Health & Safety Training Message

Marin & Associates is proud to reinforce our key Health & Safety training directives. In the past eight years we have ensured that all our Health & Safety Training programs have included most, if not all, Ministry of Labour proposals regarding a new training safety program that includes employers' Duties and Responsibilities and Hazard Assessment training.

We believe in the Ontario Health & Safety Act and Regulations and feel that what is needed most in the Province of Ontario is enforcement of Rules and Regulations in a more rigorous manner. Workplace Inspections should have a wide focus rather than focus on a few minor infractions.

Spring Safety Courses

We will be offering a range of health and safety courses including WHMIS training and Confined Space Training this Spring. 

Our workplace health and safety training courses include WHMIS, Management/Supervisor Health and Safety, Fall Arrest and Confined Space training, Our training is compliant with the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act  and we follow all Ministry guidelines and standards (C.S.A.). 

Please contact us for more information and scheduling.

Upcoming Courses in St. Catharines

We will be offering Emergency and Standard First Aid and CPR training on March 6th to March 7th in St. Catharines, Ontario at Club LaSalle. Please contact us for more information or to register.

First Aid Kits and Products

Marin & Associates are pleased to announce that they will now be offering first aid kits and supplies for sale online. Their first aid products are suitable for the home or the workplace and can be shipped within Canada.

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