CRT Recruitment




CRT’s official standard of care is Standard First Aid and CPR HCP. All applicants to CRT must hold a valid certification in Standard First Aid (SFA), certified and issued by a recognized agency (Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, Lifesaving Society or Canadian Ski Patrol). SFA certifications issued by these agencies are typically valid for three years. All successful applicants will be required to complete a CPR HCP course before Training Weekend.

This course provides training on all aspects of first aid and CPR, including spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical/legal aspects.  

Additionally, all applicants to CRT must be current undergraduate students at the time of application. Unfortunately, graduate and/or postgraduate students are not eligible to apply.

Upcoming course offerings in Kitchener/Waterloo:

St. John Ambulance:

Register online here and enter your location preferences or by phone at (519) 579-6285.

University of Waterloo Athletics:

Please visit the University of Waterloo Athletics website and search for First Aid Courses.

Time Commitment

Typically, CRT members are required to take about 20 hours of shifts during the term, in addition to doing 2 hours of Advocacy and Promotions (AnP) work. Responders must also attend mandatory training sessions throughout the term (see below)

Member Training

The Campus Response Team operates at a Standard First Aid and CPR HCP level of care. Many members, however, are trained at the Advanced Medical First Responder (AMFR) level. In addition to their certification, all active members of CRT undergo the following mandatory training every term:

Monthly training: Every month, CRT holds 3 mandatory members? meeting for the Trainers to review certain key skills. Additionally, relevant CRT business is discussed and members participate in team building activities. Each session typically lasts about 5-6 hours.

Casualty Simulation (CasSim): Every term, CRT will take volunteers from the community and host a large scale, in-house, first-aid competition called CasSim. This competition simulates a variety of challenging on-campus emergencies with CRT members responding and being evaluated by their peers. Many of CRT?s past CasSim events have been featured in local media such as The Record, Imprint and CTV.