Agreement establishes CCM as Red Cross Training Partner

Topics: British Columbia and Yukon
Richmond | May 06, 2017

Chinese Christian Mission (CCM) Canada and Canadian Red Cross signed a memorandum of understanding today that will bring Red Cross first aid training to more people. CCM is now the first official organization in the country that will be offering Canadian Red Cross first aid instruction in Chinese languages.
The MOU also opens the door for a Ready When the Time Comes agreement which will see CCM provide volunteers to the Red Cross to help in times of significant need, including during responses to disasters such as forest fires, floods, or an earthquake. The agreement also addresses fundraising support for Red Cross, disaster volunteer recruitment and training, disaster preparedness workshops, and plans to deliver information on the Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program.
Quick Facts:
  • CCM will deliver first aid training opportunities through its network of more than 200 churches and the Chinese Canadian community at large across Canada.
  • CCM expects to begin delivering first aid training by the end of this year.
  • The Canadian Red Cross is a recognized leader in injury prevention, first aid education and evidence-based first aid training.
  • The Canadian Red Cross is the leading provider of prevention and safety training in Canada. Each year, the Canadian Red Cross trains 2.48 million Canadians in first aid, swimming lessons and violence and abuse prevention.
  • Each year, more than 80,000 people take Red Cross first aid training in B.C.
  • Visit to find first aid courses for adults, youth and children.
  • The free Canadian Red Cross First Aid app helps put lifesaving knowledge in the hands of people. Find the app in English and French on the Apple and Google Play Stores by searching Canadian Red Cross. 
Thomas Tam, Chinese Christian Mission Executive Director:
“CCM Centre is committed to serve the disadvantaged and less fortunate people in the community. The historic partnership with Canadian Red Cross will definitely enhance the participation among the Chinese Canadian community in natural disaster relief work, first aid training and safety education. Together, we will build a stronger caring community”
Kimberley Nemrava, Canadian Red Cross Vice President, B.C. & Yukon:
“The Red Cross is so pleased to be partnering with CCM who provide so many excellent programs in their communities. This partnership will make first aid training available in Mandarin or Cantonese for those more comfortable learning in those languages. First aid training makes our communities more resilient. It empowers people to help their family, friends and neighbours with lifesaving skills that could be needed at any time, especially in disasters.”
Media contacts:
Elaine Chun
Ministry Director
CCM of Canada
Cheekwan Ho
Canadian Red Cross
Communications Manager, B.C. & Yukon




  • 中信將為其在加拿大超過200間教會及加籍華人社區之網絡提供急救訓練機會。
  • 中信將於本年底開始舉辦首屆訓練班。
  • 加拿大紅十字會為預防受傷、急救教育及以證據為基礎的急救訓練之公認領導者。
  • 加拿大紅十字會是加國預防及安全訓練籌辦機構,在急救、游泳課、預防暴力與虐待方面領先提供訓練,每年培訓了248萬國民。
  • 在卑詩省,每年有超過8萬人接受紅十字會之急救訓練。
  • 請上網www.redcross.ca瀏覽為成人、青少年及兒童提供之急救課程。
  • 可於Apple及Google Play Stores尋找加拿大紅十字會提供之免費急救應用程式(有英、法兩語),讓救生知識更為普及。


加拿大紅十字會卑詩省及育空副總裁 Kimberley Nemrava: