What we do

Life. We don’t want you to miss it.

For over 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart  disease and stroke. Our work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others. Learn more about our story

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The progress is real 

Heart & Stroke donors and volunteers have been fueling medical breakthroughs over six decades: 

$1.55 B
invested in life-saving research since 1952
decline in heart disease and stroke death rate since 1952
researchers currently funded by Heart & Stroke

A strategy to drive impact

Six areas of focus guide everything we do. Together they provide a roadmap toward our vision: Life. Uninterrupted by heart disease and stroke.

How we fight heart disease & stroke

There’s so much more to do. To keep up the pressure, we focus our efforts where they’ll have the most impact:

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Tapping inspired advice

We have the best minds advising us how to reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke. They include people living with these diseases, plus medical and scientific experts.

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Saving lives

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


  • Give heart disease & stroke survivors a fighting chance.

  • Put heart disease & stroke research on the fast track.

  • Fight for every Canadian to live heart disease & stroke free.

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