We're making a difference
2015 Stroke Report: The
critical first hours after stroke
The faster someone experiencing a stroke gets to a hospital that provides acute
stroke care services, the better their chances of survival — with
little or no disability. Our
new report looks at why it is important for Canadians to learn the
signs of stroke and how they can get the care they need faster.
Experience a stroke on video
Learn the signs of stroke by experiencing one. This short video shows what happens – through the eyes of a victim or a witness. Click here to watch and learn how you can recognize stroke and save a life.
New guide helps stroke survivors
If your or someone you love has had a stroke, you need Your Stroke Journey a
comprehensive, 110-page guide from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to help you
understand the effects and manage recovery. Download your free PDF copy.
CP joins Foundation to advance cardiac research
Cardiac research in Canada received a major boost with the announcement of a commitment by Canadian Pacific of $3 million over three years to fund grants through the Foundation’s research program. Read more about this visionary partnership.
We need your input
If heart disease or stroke has affected you, please tell us about your
experience. What supports does your family need? Were you able to find help in
your community? Click here to take our short survey TODAY. Deadline is July 10.
Eat healthier and support the
The Get Enough Helper App from Dairy Farmers
of Canada helps you make sure you’re meeting recommended servings
from Canada’s Food Guide. Plus, for each day you use the App, Dairy
Farmers of Canada will donate $1 to the Foundation. Get the App now.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation
welcomes a new partner
Acorn Stairlifts is proud to support the Foundation. Acorn is committed to
keeping Canadians healthy and safe in their homes by providing stairlift
options for residents who are no longer able to
use the stairs. For more information please call: 1-866-981-5990 or visit acornstairlifts.ca/heart-stroke.
Schools and food
Changing the Menu, Canada’s first-ever national school food conference, will take place in Montreal from Nov. 12-14. Join us for this exciting and historic event! Learn more.
Four cardiac arrests,
four lives saved in April
Our National AED program had big wins recently, with AEDs used to save the
lives of four people in two arenas within a three-week span. The program runs
until March 2016 so if your local arena or recreation centre has not yet
applied for a free AED, please urge them to do so
Working together for a healthier Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is proud to be one of 16 national health charities that form Healthpartners. This unique partnership successfully mobilizes workplace giving directed at improving the health of all Canadians. Learn how you can help.