Focus on Indigenous health
How we’re working together to address the health gap faced by Indigenous people in Canada.See our strategy
What we’re fighting for:
Solutions for heart failure
Each year, 100,000 people in Canada are diagnosed with heart failure; half will die within five years. We need to fight this complex, incurable condition on all fronts: preventing the damage that reduces heart function, creating new treatments, and enhancing and improving diagnosis and early access to care and medications.
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.
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.
Champion critical research
Forge successful partnerships
Create healthier environments
Trigger systems change
Fund crucial initiatives
Dr. Jacqueline Joza is pioneering a research innovation that could prevent heart failure.
Kevin Lobo has heart failure. Learn how that changed his life, in our report on heart failure.
BC’s Harwinder Sandhu knew what to do when her fellow politician had a stroke.
Seth Nottley’s heart stopped in his school playground. But CPR saved his life.
Dr. Susanna Mak leads trailblazing research with support from Heart & Stroke donors.
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:
Fighting for prevention
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 3.5 million Canadians are living with heart disease and stroke. We’re enhancing supports for survivors and their care partners.How we are transforming recovery