Why give?

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
7 minutes
how often heart disease & stroke take a life
1.6 million
Canadians living with heart disease & stroke

Your generosity funds life-saving innovation

“My whole life revolves around hearts,” says Heart & Stroke ambassador Bailey Bernknopf. Born with congenital heart disease, today Bailey is helping to build on the research that saved her life. Read her story and more in our latest Report to Donors.


Bailey Bernknopf

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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