Our impact

A sense of urgency

The death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined more than 75% over the past 60 years. But there is much more to do.

premature heart disease & stroke that’s preventable
5 minutes
how often heart disease, stroke and related conditions take a life
1.6 million
Canadians living with heart disease & stroke

Your generosity helps break down barriers

“My goal is to help other survivors,” says Heart & Stroke volunteer Luis Rivas. After a stroke, Luis found hope in the Heart & Stroke Living with Stroke™ program. Now he is supporting others on the same path. Read his story and more in our latest Report to Donors.

Luis Rivas

Fighting for prevention

9 in 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke. See how we’re working to help them reduce those risks.


Saving lives

When a stroke or cardiac arrest occurs, getting the right care fast is critical. We’re working to improve emergency response and treatment.


Transforming recovery

About 1.6 million Canadians are living with the effects of heart disease and stroke. We’re committed to improving their recovery.


Help us

  • put heart & stroke research on the fast track.

  • ensure kids get the best start to healthy lives.

  • conquer heart disease & stroke in Canada.

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