Asked Questions

Naturally, you have questions about the courses we offer. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page may have an answer for you. We encourage you to browse the various pages of the website as it contains lots of useful and detailed information. If you prefer, please give us a call at (705) 386-2376 ext 223 or use our ‘Contact Us’ links and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

What is the cost to participate in a course offered by SOLO Canada?

Please see the description of each course in the “Courses” section of our website. The cost of each course is listed below the description of the course. Please keep in mind that cost is for course tuition only (certification and course materials) but does not include accommodations and meals or the applicable taxes.

Does SOLO Canada offer meals and accommodations for courses hosted at the South River Ontario facility?

SOLO Canada does offer dormitory style accommodations at our headquarters for those coming from outside of the local area. The accommodations are open concept with a private bunk space with drawers. All participants have access to private washroom and shower facilities within in the dormitory space. We do ask participants looking to stay with us to bring their own bedding or sleeping bag and a pillow. The cost is $15.00 per night plus HST for the accommodations. SOLO Canada offers a limited meal plan for those looking to have meals provided for them during their course. The meals are prepared and served in our dining hall by our professional food services staff. Meals are $7.00 each (plus HST). We do have some limitations to this service – we do our best to meet all needs and dietary restrictions, however, sometimes this can be a challenge and there are times throughout the year that our dining hall will be closed for service. We do have the facilities for storage and preparation of your own food should this be necessary. Please contact us prior to your arrival to discuss your meal options.

Do I need to have a specific first aid certification/level prior to enrolling in a wilderness medicine course?

No. There are no prerequisites to participating in any level of wilderness medicine course. You can enroll in a Wilderness First Aid Course (16 hours), Advanced Wilderness First Aid Course or Wilderness First Responder Course (80 hours) without having previously taken a course of any level. These courses do no need to be taken consecutively in order to “qualify” for the next level of course.

How do I “Bridge” my Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) certification to a Wilderness First Responder certification?

Should you be looking to upgrade your certification from AWFA to WFR you can participate in a “Bridge” course. The upgrade or bridge course must be completed within 1 calendar year of completion of your AWFA to qualify.

What are my options to recertify my Wilderness First Responder certification?

There are 2 options to recertify your WFR certification – You can attend an intensive 2 day WFR Review course focused on the main points learned in your original WFR course or you can join a 2 day Wilderness First Aid course as a method of recertifying your WFR. With both options you will be sent a pre-course study package and it is imperative that you arrive prepared for the 2 day refresher. You will be expected to successfully complete the WFR recertification examination at the end of the 2 day course. The end of the first day of the WFR Review or WFA course is typically the time where a CPR refresher course is conducted.

Does SOLO Canada offer courses to private groups?

SOLO Canada offers all levels of courses to private groups. We will make every effort to customize a course to your preferences, dates and location. Contact us directly to discuss your needs in detail.

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