Cardiac Arrest can happen anywhere, anytime, anyplace.
Most often, it happens at home.
We are committed to increasing the survival rate of cardiac arrests across Canada by empowering communities to take cardiac safety into their own hands.
The Defibrillator Neighbourhood Program promotes the installation of outdoor defibrillators (AEDs) mounted to residential homes for public-use. Neighbours are then trained on how to use the device in an emergency. The AEDs are mounted in a heated outdoor cabinet so they can remain outside all year and remote digital monitoring will track the location and integrity of the AED.
We strongly believe that more AEDs in public spaces that are accessible at any time (not behind locked doors) are the key to ensuring quick, effective response to those in cardiac arrest.
Kingston, ON is our first location where a public-access AED has been installed on the outside of a residential home. We are excited to launch this program with the assistance of Dr. Stephen Brooks. Dr. Brooks is a Clinician-Scientist and Emergency Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of the Keenan Research Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.