How donors are funding breakthroughs

Backed by dedicated donors and volunteers, Heart & Stroke’s commitment to research has been unwavering for more than 60 years.


From the first successful open-heart surgery in Canada to the discovery of the gene responsible for heart arrhythmias, our researchers have led life-saving advances for heart conditions, stroke and related dementia.

Research Breakthroughs — Life-saving advances made possible by you.

$21.8 million invested in 2020

With $21.8 million invested in 2020, we are one of the leading forces supporting Canadian research in heart and brain health.This investment, made possible by Heart & Stroke donors, supports best-in-class researchers across the country. Their innovative studies will set the stage for faster diagnosis, better treatments, and improved quality of life for people living with heart and brain conditions – both in Canada and around the world.




Research in action

Heart & Stroke researchers are creating powerful impacts throughout the continuum of care. Since 1952, more than $1.6 billion has been invested in research. In 2020 alone:

$21.8 Million
invested in research
research awards