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Resuscitation courses for healthcare professionals
The fundamental course for healthcare and emergency medical providers.
The preeminent advanced resuscitation course for individuals who routinely respond to cardiac arrest.
Learn to manage sudden cardiovascular emergencies in children and infants.
Go beyond pediatric BLS. Learn advanced skills to manage cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies in children and infants.
CPR courses for everyone
Acquire the skills and confidence to respond to an emergency at home, in public or at work.
Be ready to respond when accidents or injuries occur in the workplace, at home or in other settings.
Heart & Stroke strongly recommends that all resuscitation instructors and their students be fully vaccinated in order to create the safest possible teaching and learning environment. Heart & Stroke requires that each credentialled instructor create and implement their own COVID-19 vaccination policy and make it easily accessible to students prior to course registration to help students make an informed decision about their resuscitation education.
Get the latest CPR and ECC guidelines
Stay up to date on the latest resuscitation and first aid science as reviewed by an international panel of experts and localized for the Canadian context.
Stroke Best Practices resources
The Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations (CSBPR) are intended to provide up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and management of stroke, and to promote optimal recovery and reintegration for people who have experienced stroke.
These tools support the implementation of Stroke Best Practice Recommendations.
Helpful information and tools for patients, families and caregivers.
Information to support healthcare providers as they work with people who have had a stroke.
Join our webinars, which are designed to support implementation and dive deeper into the Stroke Best Practice Recommendations.
Resources for patients
Find Heart & Stroke publications on prevention of heart disease and stroke, recovery and more.
Discover how people with lived experience of heart disease or stroke can stay connected through our online peer communities and our e-newsletter.
Find resources and information aimed at people living with a heart condition, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment.
Resources for researchers
Find useful information for researchers about:
- grants and awards
- current funding opportunities
- latest competition results
- post award administration
- peer review
- health equity
- additional resources regarding research newsletter, participation and more
Virtual care resources
The Virtual Care Decision Framework has been developed to provide structure and guidance to health professionals and system leaders across disciplines and the continuum of health care as they plan, develop and implement sustainable and scalable systems and processes that fully integrate virtual modalities into care delivery. It incorporates five elements of virtual care.
A virtual care decision pathway has been created within the framework for practical implementation of virtual care. This pathway encompasses several layers to consider in the decision-making process. View the Virtual Care Decision Framework Infographic
This toolkit has been updated to support healthcare providers in the delivery of stroke care across the continuum via virtual modalities. It provides guidance, considerations and practical tips for delivering virtual care during acute stroke management (acute Telestroke), stroke prevention and rehabilitation services. View the Virtual Stroke Care Implementation Toolkit
This toolkit was developed in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR). It aims to support the delivery of cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention via virtual modalities by providing guidance and practical tips as health professionals integrate teleconferencing, videoconferencing, secure messaging, or audio digital tools into their practice. View the Virtual Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Toolkit
This infographic provides helpful tips and strategies for anyone engaged in a virtual care visit with a healthcare provider. This includes for management of stroke and heart conditions in a community setting. Get the Virtual Healthcare Checklist.
Living with Stroke program
Living with Stroke is an eight-week program to help people manage the challenges of living with stroke, and to meet others going through a similar journey. The program focuses on knowledge, skills, confidence, and friendships to support the journey to recovery and wellbeing.
The Living with Stroke program model focuses on working with partner organizations who oversee the program facilitators. Facilitators are trained by Heart & Stroke and undergo annual training updates. If you are interested in becoming a LWS partner organization, contact us or your local provincial Heart & Stroke mission lead.
See Heart & Stroke positions on key health policy issues.
Canadian Cardiovascular Society Events
Please check the CCS Events page for regular updates