Sirius Wilderness Medicine has been a Canadian leader in the adventure tourism and recreation industry for more than 20 years.
Sirius Wilderness Medicine is a partner of Wilderness Medical Society.
Wilderness Safety Training
The Sirius wilderness first aid curriculum draws on extensive research and field experience and has become the standard for outdoor professionals who work in a wilderness setting. Course content extends far beyond urban-based first aid programs to cover medical emergencies in remote regions beyond the reach of Emergency Medical Services. Our programs have been developed to address the reality of managing the health and safety of outdoor professionals and clients who often participate in demanding physical activities.
Sirius is regularly called upon to share our knowledge of recent research, our experience and expertise at conferences and seminars across Canada.
Certification and Recognition
Certification is an important aspect of any training program. Sirius certification is well established in the adventure tourism sector and is widely recognized and accepted across Canada and abroad.
Sirius programs are recognized by
- Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG)
- Outward Bound Canada
- National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
- Aventure Écotourism Quebec
- Paddle Canada
- Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association
- Parks Canada
- BC Commercial Snowmobile Operators Association
Sirius programs have been adopted as credit courses in some of Canada’s leading university and college adventure tourism programs. These include
- Laurentian University
- Capilano University
- Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
- Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles
- Collège Mérici
- Cégep St-Jérôme
- Nunavut Arctic College
All Sirius course certifications are valid for three (3) years. Sirius continues, however, to encourage course participants to maintain their skills and knowledge through frequent practice sessions, in-house training and by following refresher courses annually. Indeed many Sirius clients take recertification courses every year regardless of the expiration date printed on their cards.
Sirius instructors are professional educators who have advanced training and extensive experience teaching and leading groups in the outdoor environment. Sirius instructors bring to their teaching years of guiding experience and working in the field, ensuring that our courses are practical and relevant to you.
Sirius instructors have developed a reputation for excellence in their own right and may be found working as professors and directors in the leading universities, colleges and adventure tourism programs across the country.
Sirius Partners and Memberships
Sirius Wilderness Medicine has developed close partnerships with leaders in the adventure tourism sector and recreation in Canada. Supporting our partners allows us to stay connected to the industry while contributing to the great work of these partner organizations.
In addition to our partners among Canadian post-secondary educational institutions listed above, Sirius partners include:
- Wilderness Medical Society
- National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
- Société de Sauvetage du Québec
- Aventure Écotourisme Québec
- Paddle Canada
- Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA)
- Horizon Adventures
- Madawaska Kanu Centre
- Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau
- Centre d’avalanche de la Haute-Gaspésie
- Ski Chic-Chocs
As part of our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in research, development, training and consulting, Sirius Wilderness Medicine is a member of numerous organizations across Canada and the United States.
Sirius provides much more than award-winning wilderness first aid training. We provide complete medical and safety systems for remote camps and worksites. Complete coverage includes medical personnel, equipment, training, emergency response and medical evacuation plans, reporting systems and medical protocols.
Sirius has an extensive pool of highly trained, experienced and fully certified medical support personnel. Many have worked with us for years and have acquired invaluable experience from remote sites across Canada and the arctic.
First aid attendants
Sirius Wilderness Medicine provides expert consulting services in all aspects of risk management and environmental health and safety in adventure programming. We have the experience to provide thorough and accurate assessment of remote workplace risk and the resources to deliver industry-leading solutions that minimize exposure to natural and operational hazards.
Our risk management specialists can assist you in all stages of your operation from the first elements of planning through to fully operational installations.