Canadian women urged to make heart health their top resolution for 2009
The Heart Truth campaign launches interactive tool to help women lower their risk for heart disease and stroke.
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
Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds proposed contraband legislation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds the federal government for proposed legislation to keep contraband tobacco off Canadian streets and out of the hands of children.
New recommendations stress the importance of patient involvement
New recommendations released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals highlight the important role that stroke patients and their families play as they progress through the various stages of care.
$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.
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 reminds Canadians of link between sodium and high blood pressure
World Health Day 2013 message highlights increased health risks from high blood pressure.
Foundation applauds its Diamond Jubilee medal winners
30 volunteers and employees honoured for contributions to Canadians’ health.
Depression screening essential for caregivers, people living with stroke, new national guidelines say
New guidelines released today for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals recommend depression screening for all individuals living with stroke and their caregivers. The incidence of depression in both groups exceeds 30 per cent – and too many people fail to receive proper care, according to experts.
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”
Foundation trains 5,020 people in CPR
“Undeading” mass training event beats current Canadian and U.S. record.
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.
New smartphone app puts health at Canadians’ fingertips
Heart and Stroke Foundation’s free <30 Days Mobile App gives users control and rewards them for heart-healthy action