The Menard Safety Courses Team

Providing safety education for life

Adult Courses   Children & Youth Workshops

Celebrating 25 years of safety training, Ménard Safety Courses is a proud training partner of the Canadian Red Cross. Adults and children in the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario region have benefited from their safety courses since 1995. Their goal is to provide reliable and professional health and safety service to individuals, businesses, organizations and schools, and this, in both official languages. They are proud to give back to their community by supporting secondary schools in the region through scholarships.

Denis Menard

Denis F. Ménard

Co-Owner, Instructor

A retired paramedic since 1995, Denis is a proud training partner of the Canadian Red Cross. He teaches CPR & First Aid as well as WHMIS, Working at Heights, Chainsaw Awareness, Counterbalance forklift & Scissor Lift by FiiT.

He is the organization’s Master Bilingual Instructor. Denis is part of the Canadian Red Cross “Dream Team” teaching future long-term care workers across Ontario. This essential humanitarian project has been the most important to date in which Denis has participated.

He has been volunteering with the Embrun Community Watch program since its inception 28 years ago. Denis enjoys the outdoors and can be found on a ski hill in the winter and boating in the summer.

Elaine Menard

Elaine B. Ménard

Co-Owner, Safety Facilitator, Administrator

For the past 25 years, Elaine has been facilitating workshops for children: “Babysitting”, “Home Alone”, “Safety” and “First Aid”. She is a partner with Parachute Canada.

Elaine is known to be an educational partner with many local schools and recreation centres. With her highly developed administrative skills, Elaine provides high quality bilingual training workshops that allow children to develop leadership skills.

In her free time, her favorite activities are meditation, yoga, reading and the outdoors.

 Martine Chartrand

Martine Chartrand

Safety Facilitator

Recently retired after 29 years of teaching and still passionate, Martine offers workshops on "The impact of social media on teens and tweens."

With a master's degree in Educational Psychology, Martine allows young people to express themselves on topics that particularly affect them, while giving them safety tips.

Danika Blanchard

Danika Blanchard

Safety Facilitator

Danika Blanchard, a registered nurse since 2017, began her career with the Medical Surgery Team at the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital. She then joined the team of nurses at the Dr. Beaupré Vein Clinic. Having always had a passion for teaching, she obtained her certification as a CPR & First Aid instructor from the Canadian Red Cross in 2018. Helping and educating others are two characteristics of health and teaching, an excellent combination that Danika is passionate about.