Automated external defibrillator grants

We provide grants for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for residents living in remote areas of our community.

To ensure everyone receives an immediate response to a medical emergency where defibrillation is required, we've established an annual fund of up to $3,000 that community groups and ratepayers associations can access to purchase AED units.

Who can apply

Community groups and ratepayers associations located in the District of North Vancouver (DNV) are welcome to apply and must provide an overview of the need for an AED in a particular location.

Additional support from a charitable organization for the placement, training, or maintenance of the AED equipment is strongly encouraged.

Examples of eligible organizations

  • Strata corporations located in the DNV
  • Neighbourhood and community associations in the DNV

Examples of ineligible organizations

  • Groups and organizations located outside of the DNV
  • Private businesses
  • Private households
  • Not-for-profit organizations. Consider integrating your requests into some of our larger grant programs exclusive to not-for-profit organizations, such as the municipal community grants

How the grant program works

We administer the program grant on a rolling basis, and groups can apply for more than one device per year, depending on the availability of funding ($3,000).

Here's how the grant program works:

  1. Submit an application using the web form at the bottom of this page
  2. We will review your application and aim to respond within two weeks
  3. Wait for the go-ahead from us to make the purchase
  4. Submit your receipts and date of installation, and arrange for training
  5. Our Fire department will visit the AED location and provide feedback on best practice guidelines
  6. We reimburse you for your expenses

Your responsibility under the grant program

As the AED owner, you are responsible for:

  • registering the AED to the PulsePoint AED Registry. For more information, please visit the PulsePoint website and/or download the apps
  • adding and maintaining your AED records
  • equipment installation and maintenance
  • scheduling ongoing training for volunteers

Suppliers of AEDs are able to provide local technical support and have knowledge about the device features.

We are only responsible for providing the funding for the AED equipment and are not responsible for the installation or maintenance of the AED equipment or associated costs. 

How to apply

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and funding will be available each year until the $3,000 is fully allocated.

Fill out the form below and select "Submit" once complete.

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