The progress is real
Heart & Stroke donors and volunteers have been fueling medical breakthroughs over six decades:
- $1.52 B
- invested in life-saving research since 1952
- decline in heart disease and stroke death rate since 1952
- researchers currently funded by Heart & Stroke
The threat of heart disease and stroke is more urgent than ever, with our aging population and rising rates of obesity and diabetes. That’s why we’ve set ambitious targets.
- reduction in risk factors for heart disease and stroke by 2020
- reduction in the death rate from heart disease and stroke by 2020
We’re rolling up our sleeves to focus on six critical disease areas where Heart & Stroke can make the most impact. And we’re looking to patients and families to help guide the way.Learn about our mission critical areas
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 and stroke take one Canadian life every seven 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
The race to save lives starts with research. By funding Canada’s top researchers, we make more medical breakthroughs possible.How we are investing in research
How we’re working together to address the health gap faced by Indigenous people in Canada.See our strategy
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.