In Your Life Every Day
Click on the hearts to see some of the ways we’re making an impact in your life

Each year, we teach about 400,000 Canadians how to save a life using CPR – so they are ready when cardiac arrest strikes. And our growing network of automated external defibrillators (AED) in public places across Canada is saving more lives each year.

Read how one mother used CPR to save her 14-year-old daughter.

Your help saves lives.


Time is everything for anyone experiencing stroke. The faster they receive medical care the better their chances of survival and recovery. That is why we have educated millions of Canadians to recognize the signs and act immediately.

Stephanie never imagined she’d have a stroke. Read her story.

Your support helps Canadians recognize stroke and act fast.


Canadians count on their healthcare providers in many ways. And those doctors, nurses and other professionals turn to us for the latest research and guidance on preventing heart disease and stroke, treating it and helping patients rebuild their lives.

You strengthen health care across Canada.


Every child deserves the healthiest start. With our Jump Rope for Heart™ program in more than 4,000 schools across Canada, we’re helping stem the tide of childhood obesity and inactivity, inspiring kids to adopt healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

You help Canadian children grow up healthy.


Eating well is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy and prevent cardiovascular disease. And our Health Check™ logo, found on grocery products that meet nutrient criteria, is just one of the ways we help you do this.

Find out how Health Check drove 88 truckloads of salt out of grocery products.

You empower Canadians to choose heart-healthy foods.


When someone you love has a stroke, everything changes. One in five Canadians is directly involved in the support and care of a stroke survivor. We are there beside them on the journey, providing resources to help them as they help their loved ones recover to the fullest extent possible.

After Janel had a stroke at 19, her mother became her lifeline. Watch their story.

Your support helps survivors live longer, fuller lives.


It’s shockingly simple: 80 per cent of premature heart disease can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. We’re here to help you take control of your health with a Risk Assessment plus online tools and helpful info.

Learn how we helped Carolyn reach her healthy weight.

You make Canadians’ health last.


Communities make us who we are. So we find it inspiring that Canadians from coast to coast are using our Shaping Active, Healthy Communities toolkit to reshape where they live, making their neighbourhoods safer and healthier.

Read stories of leaders who have made their communities better, healthier places.

Your work makes our communities healthier.


Babies who would once have died now live long, healthy lives thanks to the development of surgical procedures and other life-saving research discoveries supported by our donors.

Watch Owen’s story.

You support future breakthroughs.


Second-hand smoke hurts everyone, but especially babies and children, which is why we have worked tirelessly for decades to protect Canadians from the dangers of tobacco. Smoking rates are at an all-time low but more than 37,000 Canadians still die each year from tobacco-related illness, including heart disease and stroke.

Find out how to talk to your children about tobacco

You choose us to take care of Canadians.


A staggering 50,000 strokes occur in Canada each year. We fund ground-breaking research that leads to better drugs and more lives saved. And we provide resources to help the 315,000 Canadians who are living with the effects of stroke.

Read how Nancy was saved by a clot-busting drug

Stroke changes lives. You help change them back.