Advocate

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COVID-19 vaccines: What we’re doing 

Heart & Stroke is urging that people at high risk receive priority access to vaccines. See our letter to the Health Minister.

Create a healthier future for all Canadians

Heart & Stroke advocates for the conditions necessary for all Canadians to live healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. We are leading the push for changes that will protect you and the people you love.

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Our voices save lives

With the passionate support of donors, volunteers and Canadians across the country, we’ve made great strides in the fight against heart disease and stroke. 
That’s the power of advocacy — which drives our campaigns for a healthier Canada.

Position statements

Heart & Stroke positions on key health policy issues.

More ways to get involved

Our advocacy is focused on creating the conditions necessary for all Canadians to live healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke

What we’re doing in BC

Spreading FAST stroke signs

Collaborative partnerships helped us get this life-saving info to more people in  BC. Read about this and more advocacy accomplishments.

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Sharing advocacy resources

Get informed on the health issues that are important to you. See publications, links and background on our advocacy campaigns, including marketing to kids and stroke awareness.

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Taking positions on issues that matter

Our position statements are built on the latest scientific evidence and call for action to help Canadians live healthier lives. 

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Success stories

Here are a few of the advances we’ve achieved together by influencing public policy through advocacy.

13%
relative decline in smoking rates 2010-14
60%
reduction in trans fats in foods since mid-90s
9%
relative rise in people who know stroke signs

Advocating through research

Heart & Stroke Position Statements capture the latest scientific evidence relating to heart disease, stroke and healthy living. They are a key advocacy tool. See position statements.