The following links are provided as additional resources for people looking for information about heart disease, stroke and healthy living. To view information on any of the websites listed below, click the title of a link.
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Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses

The Heart&Stroke Centre for Stroke Recovery (HSFCSR)
The Centre contributes knowledge that leads to improved quality of life after stroke. Its goal is to establish a program of excellence in brain recovery research in Ontario that will be globally competitive and will have a realistic likelihood of leading to effective functional improvements after stroke. The HSFCSR is a virtual organization, made up of some of Canada’s foremost healthcare centres: University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Baycrest, Rotman Research Institute with the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit.

Health Check
Smart Choices, Made Simple. The Health CheckTM program has been designed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to help you with your grocery shopping for wise food choices. To learn more about the Health CheckTM program, visit the site.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Research
This site is intended primarily for individuals with an interest in the research programs of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. A more comprehensive site with information relevant for other groups, in particular the general public, is available at Please take time to visit this site.

is a partner of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and one of Canada's leading providers of patient-focused health and wellness information on the web.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
The Heart and Stroke Foundation in Ontario works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to encourage Ontarians to lead healthier lives. With tobacco being the No. 1 preventable cause of heart disease and stroke, the Ministry’s Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, one of the most comprehensive in North America, is a key focus of this work. Another key partnership with the Ministry is the Ontario Stroke System, which aims to provide people with the best possible stroke care across the continuum of care, including prevention, emergency and acute, rehabilitation, community and research.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Professional Education Website
This site is for health care providers with an interest in programs related to heart disease and stroke care. You will find information on the Ontario Stroke System, Resuscitation (including CPR courses), the High Blood Pressure Strategy, conferences, research and more.

Research Canada

The Canadian Stroke Strategy
The Canadian Stroke Strategy is a joint initiative of the Canadian Stroke Network and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The goal of the Canadian Stroke Strategy is to help support an integrated approach to stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in every province and territory by 2010.

The Hospital for Sick Children
The Congenital Heart Conditions Resource Centre on this website has been developed in close collaboration with the health care professionals of the Division of Cardiology, as well as other expert professionals from The Hospital for Sick Children and elsewhere. Parents of children with heart conditions have also made a valuable contribution to the material in this section.


Last modified: November 2011