Canadian Wilderness Medical Training (CWMT)

This 16-hour course concentrates on the basics of packaging and transporting patients and managing life and limb threats in remote environments. It includes prevention and treatment of common environmental problems like hypothermia and heat exhaustion and stroke.
The Wilderness First Aid programs are designed for the recreational outdoor enthusiast, club leader, and the professional guide. These courses are based on the principals of wilderness care and first aid.

** The WCA highly recommends that people organizing back country canoe trips take this course. Especially on multiple day trips where 911 help isn't accessible. Also, it doesn't hurt to have multiple people trained on any trip.

The Basics
Event Location: 
MEC, 784 Sheppard Avenue East, North York, Ontario M2K 1C3
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Feb 15, 2023
Event Duration: 
2 days, March 4 and 5, 2023
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members
Maximum Group Size: 
13 people
Minimum Group Size: 
10 people
Itinerary description: 

Arrive when the store opens, proceed to the 'Community Room'. We will have a short lunch break mid day. It is advised that you BRING a lunch. There is a Starbucks nearby.

This is a 2 day course, Saturday and Sunday.

Required Items to Bring: 

Come dressed comfortably enough to kneel on the floor to perform First Aid scenarios.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

The Mountain Equipment Company Store,
784 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, Ontario
M2K 1C3
** This location can be accessed by the Bessarian Subway Stop on the Sheppard Line of the TTC

Carpool Info: 


Cancellation Policy: 
Refunds only if more than 12 people sign up (a waiting list)
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
iori Miller
Please use email.