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The Heart and Stroke Foundation is the co-author of the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) in North America and the Canadian leader in resuscitation science, education and training. CPR training improves the odds of survival from Canada’s leading cause of death. Knowing how to respond to a cardiac emergency can increase a person’s odds of survival and recovery by 30% or more.

Through a nationwide network of healthcare professionals, targeted responders and members of the public, every year more than 500,000 Canadians are trained in CPR.

The founding and only Canadian member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) we bring together and support Canadian subject matter experts from around the globe in reviewing the ILCOR recommendations and developing the Canadian Guidelines. The Foundation has been a strong advocate for increased public access to AED’s – machines used to restart the heart.

The 2015 Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) are the most current guidelines available. As a member of ILCOR, the Foundation has played an important part in ensuring that Canadian training materials reflect the most current scientific knowledge. We also play a leadership role in disseminating these new guidelines to all CPR trainers and training agencies across Canada.

Learn more about the 2015 guidelines for CPR and ECC.

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