Heart & Stroke Foundation


For more than 70 years, Heart & Stroke has led the fight against heart disease, stroke and vascular cognitive impairment. We’re driving life-saving medical breakthroughs and uniting the brightest minds to improve diagnosis, care and support for Canadians.

We are 95% funded by donors.
Donations like yours ensure we beat heart disease and stroke by:

Our critical priorities:

  • Improve survival rates and systems of care for people living with heart disease and stroke.
  • Advance research to better support people living with heart failure.
  • Address the increased need for congenital heart disease
  • Advocate to leaders and decision makers to change policies.
  • Advance health equity by:

Beat heart disease. Beat stroke. Beat as one.



Our Impact

The death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined more than 75% over the past 60 years. But there is much more to do.

In 2002, we:

Invested in life-saving research.

Championed change to beat health inequity.

  • $10 million in funding went toward women’s heart and brain health research
  • Our HeartSmart Kids™ program, reached more than 450 educators and 14,000 Indigenous students and families in 334 schools and community settings across Canada.

Saved lives.

  • Our network of over 8,500 instructors trained more than 360,000 people on emergency cardiovascular care and first aid.
  • We developed a team-based, gamified CPR and AED learning program to help people respond quickly to cardiac arrest.

Learn more about what we’re fighting for.


See what your legacy could be

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Legal Name

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Charity Number

106846942 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Together, heart disease and stroke are the second leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in Canada. As the population ages, and more younger people are being diagnosed, the urgency to beat heart disease and stroke grows.

This is what drives us to save the next generation. And we need your help.

A gift in your Will – of any size – can help fund vital research, provide support to people in Canada affected by heart disease and stroke, and promote healthier lives for generations to come.

Your legacy can save lives, now and for future generations.
Learn more about leaving a gift in your Will to Heart & Stroke.

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