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Holmes Medical Training Team

All of Holmes Medical Training’s instructors have over 10 years of first aid experience, and we have provided first aid training to over 5000 people. Holmes Medical Training prides itself as an equal opportunity employer and enforces eco-friendly practices of administration and records management.  Furthermore, Holmes Medical Training is approved as an organization to deliver first aid training in accordance with federal and provincial regulations. We are recognized by WSIB as a certified first aid training (SFA, EFA, CPR, AED) provider in Ontario. Our training materials and course content have been hand-reviewed by WSIB and are in full compliance. Finally, we are listed as a provider approved to deliver Emergency and Standard First Aid to employers under regulation 1101.

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lindsay Holmes
- Owner, Instructor and 
    Program Developer


Lindsay was passionate about first aid throughout her childhood in Ottawa. After receiving her formal education and first aid instructor training, Lindsay traveled to British Columbia, where she worked as a safety officer in remote logging camps. She honed her first aid skills while conducting emergency patient transportation and helicopter evacuations from the remote site, where she was known for her expertise in performing first aid procedures in the field.

Lindsay turned her first-hand knowledge of first aid emergencies into an innovative educational approach, and created Holmes Medical Training as its vehicle. She has now successfully taught over 3000 students over 6 years as Holmes Medical Training’s Lead First Aid Instructor. Lindsay is known for her cheerful and energetic instructor style that creates enthusiasm in the classroom.

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Lorne Cooper
- Instructor, Trainer and         Military/Dive Expert


Lorne was born and raised in Dartmouth Nova Scotia where he attended St Mary’s University before he joined the Canadian Army where he served for over 35 years in a variety of operational theatres throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.  Currently, Lorne follows his passion of scuba diving as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). After seeing a need for dive specific first aid instruction Lorne became an instructor with the Divers Alert Network, the leading global agency for dive medicine research and advice to medical practitioners anywhere in the world. Lorne brings knowledge of first aid and passion for safety to Holmes Medical Training 


Jason Adams
- Instructor and 
    Safety Skills Specialist


Growing up in the National Capital region, Jason has been involved with safety in construction for over 25 years. 

With a National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation and a Gold Seal certification, Jason is a safety professional that has dedicated the last 10 years to educating workers in the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Having been the safety trainer for such projects as Parliament Hill, the Ottawa Airport, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and many more, Jason brings a vast knowledge of construction safety training for both residential and industrial/institutional sectors to Holmes Medical Training.


Caroline Brown
- Bilingual Instructor 


Caroline was born and raised in Gatineau, Quebec and is fluent in both French and English. Caroline has years of experience as a health and safety officer, starting her journey with the Royal Bank and continuing as a part of the competitive equestrian circuit. Through her work with Holmes Medical Training, Caroline has become known for her upbeat, engaging, and hands-on approach to first aid teaching.  Caroline is an asset to the team and provides to our clients a delightful personality, professional instruction, and bilingualism.


Shannon Jenkins
- Instructor and               
    Registered Nurse


Shannon knew early on that she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare and worked hard to achieve her goal. With three bachelor's degrees in health sciences and two degrees in nursing, Shannon is a wealth of medical knowledge and expertise. From working as a registered nurse with the City of Ottawa to working as a perioperative surgery nurse with the Ottawa Hospital and Queensway Carleton Hospital, Shannon has extensive training and experience to draw upon while teaching the students of our courses. Her training and experience as a nurse are valuable assets to the Holmes Medical Training team.


Stephanie Lowther
- Instructor and Human
     Physiology Expert   


Stephanie is a Certified Athletic Therapist and First Responder. She returned to Ottawa to complete her Master of Science Human Kinetics degree at the University of Ottawa. Stephanie has worked with multiple kinds of sports as a First Responder for sports injuries throughout her career. Combining her passion for teaching with injury care led her to become a first aid instructor. Stephanie's quick emergency thinking and extensive training makes her a valuable member of the Holmes Medical Training team and an asset in any classroom.


Joshua Soba
- Instructor and 
    Trained Physician


Joshua is a committed and dedicated professional and Medical Doctor with a proven ability to teach, motivate and direct participants to their best performance by encouraging a positive and energetic environment. Joshua is passionate about teaching and making positive impacts by teaching people to save lives. Joshua loves teaching and always creates an ambiance of learning by demonstrating practical skills and in-depth knowledge. His seven years of experience teaching first aid and his Medical school background makes Joshua a truly valued member of the Holmes Medical Training team. 


Michael Holmes
- Course Manager and 
    Office Administration


Michael is a proud member of the Holmes Medical Training team, making sure the needs of both employees and clients come first. He trained and worked for many years in the forestry industry, finishing as the supervisor for remote camp operations. His experiences in operations management and emergency medical care have made him the perfect fit for his newest role. Clients can feel confident when dealing with Michael that he will be both professional and accommodating of their needs.  Contact Michael anytime at 613.602.2208

Holmes Medical Training is designated by the WSIB as a bilingual service provider for the Ottawa area, and offers its clients first aid courses and supporting materials in both Official Languages. Simply let us know when you book your course if you would like it to be conducted in French or English, and instructors will provide training and all materials in your language of choice.

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