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About our Advanced Life Support courses

Sunnybrook's Advanced Life Support program, including Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), is one of the largest and most active programs of its kind in Canada.

We are the only institution in the Greater Toronto Area that offers all three of these educational Programs, providing between 65-75 courses per year. Course participants range from medical students, international medical graduates, residents and fellows to currently practicing physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists and dental professionals.

The ALS program is a non-profit body within Sunnybrook. Our goal is to help course participants master the role of 'team leader' in the care of the arrested and peri-arrest patient. Our program began in the early '80s. Thousands of participants can attest to the success our program and to our professional and 'low-stress' approach to advanced life support.

Each course typically includes emergentologists, cardiologists and anesthesiologists, veteran field paramedics and ICU/CCU or emergency room nurses. We teach multiple courses each year at the Sunnybrook's Bayview campus.

Course schedules, fees and registration info

Program administrative staff »



Hawkins, Paul ALS Program Director / ACLS Lead
Smith, Terry G. ALS Program Manager
Barrett, Tiffany Admin Assistant
Shin, Jennifer Admin Assistant
Smart, Ken Admin Assistant
Chenkin, Jordan Chair, Educator Committee
Goldsworthy, Sandra Educator Committee
Diamond, Ivan Educator Committee
Sem, Francis Educator Committee
Sinclair, Paul Set-Up
Joseph, Ray Set-Up
Kitson, Brent Set-Up
Kirnon, Kevin Set-Up
Cameron, Mark PALS Co-Lead
Dahman, Jay PALS Co-Lead
Tien, Homer ATLS Lead
Asselstine, Mary ATLS Clinical Coordinator
Scott, Heather ATLS Clinical Coordinator
Tiveron, Paola ED Liaison

Contact us

Terry G. Smith, ALS Program Manager
Phone: 416-480-4943
Fax: 416-480-5325

ALS Program Office
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Room H-265
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3M5