Our strategy

Dr. Glen Pyle talking to a member of his research team

Heart disease and stroke is the #1 cause of premature death in women in Canada. 

It’s time to change that.


Setting a course for success

Transforming our healthcare system will be a massive collaborative effort, built on these pillars.

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Transforming women’s healthcare journey

We will catalyze efforts to transform heart and brain care for women, engaging healthcare stakeholders and women as active partners.

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Stressing health equity and Indigenous wellbeing

We will embed health equity and Indigenous health and reconciliation lenses into each of these priorities to address systemic barriers.

Report documents inequities that put women at risk

System failure, a new Heart & Stroke report, shows how gaps in awareness, research, diagnosis and care threaten the heart and brain health of women in Canada, and what it will take to overcome these challenges.

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Report tallies mental health toll of stroke

Women face a higher risk of mental and emotional challenges after stroke. Learn more in the new Heart & Stroke report: Stroke and mental health.

Stroke survivor Lisa Meeches

Help all women get the care they need.