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The Heart and Stroke Foundation is one of Canada’s largest and most effective health charities. Over the last 60 years we have invested more than $1.39 billion in heart and stroke research, making us the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. In that time, the death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined by more than 75 per cent.

The Foundation’s health promotion and advocacy programs across the country are saving lives every day. Working together, our employees, volunteers, donors and world-class researchers have made the Heart and Stroke Foundation what we are today: Canada’s most widely recognized and trusted authority on cardiovascular health. Our vision is healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together, we will make it happen.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a national organization led and supported by a force of about 140,000 volunteers.

  • Throughout our history, the Foundation has relied on the generous donations of millions of Canadians.
  • The Foundation receives no operational funding from government sources.
  • In 2013, the Foundation invested more than $91 million in research, health promotion and community programs.

The Foundation of your community

  • The Foundation aims to build healthier hearts and minds across Canada by bringing life-saving knowledge to the communities we serve, through our local area offices and the healthcare providers we support with education and resources.
  • We have the passion and courage to explore, through scientific excellence and innovation, ways to protect the health of all Canadians - old and young - in communities across the nation.

Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.

Learn more about how the Foundation is tangibly improving the health of Canadians.