How our AEDs create survivors
Trevor, Anna and Paul are alive today thanks to quick-thinking bystanders and our network of life-saving AEDs. Read their stories and learn how you can save a life.
Experts commit to working together for vascular health
The Heart and Stroke Foundation and other leading Canadian health organizations released a Vascular Declaration calling for urgent collective action to reduce the growing burden of vascular disease. Learn more.
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.
Make a difference and get credit for it
If you are making your first donation to a Canadian charity, you’re entitled to a special tax incentive designed to encourage charitable giving. Learn more and support the Foundation today.
Ontario takes important step toward food labelling
The Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds the Oct. 9 announcement by Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews that the government will introduce legislation requiring large chain restaurants to list nutrient contents, including calories, on their menus. The government is also seeking advice on how to reduce the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages aimed at kids. (Photo: Matthews with the Foundation’s Mark Holland, Director of Health Promotion and Children and Youth.) Read more.
Appointment brings attention to Aboriginal health
The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine recently announced the appointment of Dr. Sheldon Tobe as the first HSF/NOSM Chair in Aboriginal and Rural Health. Dr. Tobe’s research, supported by a $3 million endowment from the Foundation and the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, will focus on improving cardiovascular outcomes and preventing heart disease and stroke. Learn more.
New nursing chair focuses on pain relief
As a nurse, Dr. Michael McGillion is an internationally recognized expert on cardiac pain. Now he’s bringing that focus to his new appointment to the Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing at McMaster University. Learn more.
Will you make health last?
Don’t let disease rob you of healthy years. You can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Start today: Assess your risk at makehealthlast.ca.
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.
Learn CPR at Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz wants to put the brakes on cardiac arrest. That’s why the company is partnering with the Foundation to offer free CPR training at its GTA-area corporate stores. Register today at mercedes-benz.ca/CPR to learn this life-saving skill.
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