About Us

All of Holmes Medical Training’s instructors have over 10 years of first aid experience, and we have provided first aid training to over 2800 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 is 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
Founder and Instructor

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 1500 students over 4 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
Lead Instructor

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 

Abby Ali

Dr. Ali was born and raised in Ottawa where she first took interest in helping others. After graduating from medical school, she trained in a world class trauma center at Rashid Hospital, performed triage, and worked in the emergency ward. Her ability to grasp and use theoretical knowledge of first aid and human pathophysiology developed keenly over her time as a practicing medical professional.

During her spare time, Abby has been honoured with awards for her enthusiastic and engaging public speaking. She decided to combine this skill with her vast experience in emergency and first aid maneuvers, and become a first aid instructor. Abby now has over 4 years of experience as a first aid instructor, and over 3 years of experience as a first aid officer, making her an invaluable addition to the Holmes Medical Training team.

Michael Holmes

Michael is the newest member at Holmes Medical Training, 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 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.