How we’re working together to address the health gap faced by Indigenous people in Canada.See our strategy
What we’re fighting for:
Equity in women’s health
Women are not small men. Their hearts and brains are different, yet two-thirds of heart and stroke research is still based on men. We are working hard to close the research gap, so more women are diagnosed early, treated properly and saved.
The heart-brain connection
Your heart and brain are strongly linked: when something goes wrong with one, the other is affected. So heart disease or a stroke can lead to dementia. We must investigate this connection to empower the healthcare system to treat the whole person, not just conditions in isolation, and keep them healthier, longer.
Rehabilitation, recovery and optimal health
Half of all Canadians have experienced or witnessed a painstaking fight back following a heart attack or stroke. Regaining function and quality of life can take years. We must help people in Canada recover more fully and get back to their best health possible, faster.
Your support for Heart & Stroke helps:
Champion critical research
Forge successful partnerships
Create healthier environments
Trigger systems change
Fund crucial initiatives
When Caroline Lavallée was diagnosed with heart disease, she was determined to fight — and win.
Dr. Yu Tian Wang is discovering ways to save your brain cells after a stroke.
After a stroke, Genevieve Morel rode 576 km to raise funds for research.
Dr. Guillaume Paré is tracking down the genetic risk factors that cause heart attacks.
Max learned the signs of stroke at a Jump Rope for Heart event. Then his dad had a stroke.
Up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented. We work with schools, communities and policy makers to promote healthier lifestyles for all.How we are fighting for prevention
Heart disease, stroke and related conditions take one Canadian life every five minutes. We’re helping to enable faster, better emergency response and treatment.How we are saving lives
An estimated 1.6 million Canadians are living with heart disease and stroke. We’re enhancing supports for survivors and their care partners.How we are transforming recovery