2014 Stroke Report: More survivors, more challenges
More Canadians are surviving strokes. But as we reveal in our new 2014 Stroke Report, gains in prevention, treatment and care will soon be challenged by an aging population and an increase in younger people having strokes. How will our healthcare system cope? Get the facts.
Join the Dr. Scholl's 1 Billion StepsTM Challenge
Dr. Scholl's® is working with the Foundation to raise heart health awareness by challenging Canadians to take over a billion steps towards a healthier lifestyle. Plus, Dr. Scholl’s will contribute to the Foundation for each product sold at the Dr. Scholl’s mobile unit on its summer tour until Sept. 2. Learn more and join the challenge at 1billionsteps.ca.
Eat healthier and raise funds for the Foundation
A healthier future is a tap away with the free Get Enough Helper app from Dairy Farmers of Canada. Use the app to track what you eat and ensure you are getting enough essential nutrients from the four food groups in Canada’s Food Guide. Each day Canadians use the new app, Dairy Farmers of Canada will donate $1 to one of three health charities, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Get the app.
Do you have atrial fibrillation?
Nearly 350,000 Canadians have atrial fibrillation (Afib). If you’re one of them, Afib increases your risk of stroke by three to five times. Protect yourself - learn how to Be Pulse Aware. This program is sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Pfizer and Boehringer Ingelheim.
Does your community need a life-saving AED?
Hockey rinks and recreational facilities across Canada will become safer places thanks to a joint program of the federal government and the Heart and Stroke Foundation that will place 2,000 life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across Canada. Applications are now open. Learn how to apply.
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.
Free CPR Training at Mercedes-Benz!
Mercedes-Benz Toronto Corporate Stores wants to put the brakes on cardiac arrest. That's why they’ve partnered again with the Foundation to offer free CPR training (including infant CPR) at any one of their dealerships. Register today to learn this life-saving skill with events beginning in April 2014.