$16 million investment in first of its kind Canadian chronic disease research project
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Heart and Stroke Foundation are pleased to announce a $16 million investment in a first of its kind partnership between the cancer and cardiovascular research communities that will strengthen our understanding of chronic disease.
Health professionals learn to master the art of persuasion and improve the health of Canadians with secrets from the world of advertising
Broadcast personality and award-winning adman looks at how advertising can influence people to pay better attention to their health and break unhealthy habits.
Leading Canadian health organizations release a Vascular Declaration calling for urgent action on vascular disease
Collective action needed to reduce the growing burden of vascular disease.
Telestroke has a bigger role to play in stroke care delivery
Technology is not being used to its full potential to improve care for stroke patients.
New kit teaches parents how to save a baby’s life
The Heart and Stroke Foundation has launched the bilingual Infant CPR Anytime® personal learning kit to teach parents, families and friends how to use infant CPR to save a baby from choking or cardiac arrest.
New national recommendations expand the concept of stroke rehabilitation
Stroke rehabilitation takes place in various settings with multiple providers and caregivers.
Foundation unveils bold new approach to funding research
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is making an unprecedented $300 million, multi-year commitment to its newly formed Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Leadership Circle, including 19 of Canada’s leading research institutions.
There is life after stroke, Foundation report emphasizes
More Canadians are surviving strokes due to advances in awareness and medical services but a new report by the Heart and Stroke Foundation reveals that more than one-third of Canadians mistakenly believe that the recovery period is limited to a few months.
Leading Canadian health charities urge renewed federal government leadership on non-communicable diseases
Every year more than 150,000 Canadians die from four major non-communicable diseases (NCDs): cancer, heart disease and stroke, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.
New guidelines stress importance of calling 9-1-1 for stroke
New recommendations released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals highlight the need to educate the public to call 9-1-1 or a local emergency number if they are experiencing or witnessing a stroke.
85% of Canadian parents want government to place limits on advertising unhealthy foods and beverages to children
More than 20 national and provincial health and scientific organizations have joined together in advance of Canada Health Day 2013 in support of a policy statement calling for a restriction on marketing of foods and beverages high in fats, added sugars or sodium targeted to children under the age of 13.
NHLPA and Foundation join forces in NHLPA Beard-a-thon
The playoffs are here and that means it is time for hockey enthusiasts from coast-to-coast to once again put down their razors and grow playoff beards for a good cause.
Heart and Stroke Foundation celebrates its 140,000 volunteers
This National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, the Heart and Stroke Foundation extends its heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of its 140,000 volunteers for their crucial role in helping eliminate heart disease and stroke and reducing its impact on all Canadians.
Foundation applauds its Diamond Jubilee medal winners
30 volunteers and employees honoured for contributions to Canadians’ health.
Foundation receives $10 million from Harper government to save lives
Funding to support automated external defibrillators in arenas across Canada
Reality Check: 2013 Report on the Health of Canadians
Without lifestyle changes now, many baby boomers face a decade of sickness and disability in their later years. This Heart Month, the Foundation urges Canadians to take action and “Make Health Last”
September 10, 2012 – Foundation changes French name
The Heart and Stroke Foundation announces a change to its French name.
Many Canadian kids get a failing grade on breakfast
With a new school year starting, Heart and Stroke Foundation says it’s time to give students a healthier start to each day.
June 14, 2012 - NHLPA Beard-a-thon Total Surpasses $300,000
More than $115,000 raised for 2012 NHLPA Beard-a-thon during playoffs. Proceeds will fund valuable research by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
June 5, 2012 - Heart and Stroke Foundation warns: Too many Canadians risk death or disability by not calling 9-1-1 at the first sign of stroke
Report finds that adults under 50 are the slowest to respond to stroke warning signs
The Foundation with AHS EMS helps communities respond to cardiac arrest
CALGARY – Alberta Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services (AHS EMS) has developed a provincial registry of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that will allow 911 dispatchers to guide callers to the devices during cardiac emergencies and help ensure they are maintained and ready to use.
April 17, 2012 - Heart and Stroke Foundation: Canada Needs Continued Focus on Tobacco Control
The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) believes a continued focus on tobacco control in Canada is critical to ensuring that smoking rates in this country continue to drop.
On the road to unblocking heart disease: Heart and Stroke Foundation presents University of Alberta researcher with prestigious national award (AB)
Dr. Michael Sean McMurtry, assistant professor at the University of Alberta, has been presented the prestigious Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Distinguished Clinician Scientist award. This high-impact award is given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s highest-ranked clinician in the New Investigator competition
February 7, 2012 - Heart and Stroke Foundation challenges Canadians to make One Million healthy actions by the end of Heart Month to help Make Death Wait
This February, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is encouraging everyone to think about their heart, by challenging Canadians to act and take simple steps to prevent heart disease and stroke.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim meet with top researchers and clinicians to announce major partnerships in Alberta
The importance of partnerships in supporting innovation in research was heralded at recent meetings in Calgary and Edmonton. With the generous support of Boehringer Ingelheim, the Heart and Stroke Foundation announced two new Professorships and an award to support innovative research in atrial fibrillation in Alberta.