HeartLife Update

Statement on the Heartlife Foundation by the Honourable Yonah Martin

In her recent address to the Senate, Hon. Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, shone a spotlight on an issue of paramount importance: heart failure. As February marks Heart Month, she underscored the urgency of addressing this condition, which affects over 750,000 Canadians annually and claims numerous lives.

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DEBATES OF THE SENATE
1st SESSION • 44th PARLIAMENT • VOLUME 153 • NUMBER 180

Download (EN): HeartLife-Foundation-e (FR): HeartLife-Foundation-f

 

HEARTLIFE IN THE SENATE

Our Mission

HeartLife Foundation is Canada’s first – and only – national patient-led heart failure organization. We are a federal charity that raises public awareness of heart Failure, engaging patients, families, and caregivers to provide education and support, facilitating access to the latest research, innovations, and treatments, and advocating better care for all.

About Us

The HeartLife Foundation is a patient-driven charity whose mission is to transform the quality of life for people living with heart failure by engaging, educating, and empowering a global community to create lasting solutions and build healthier lives.

Patients

Caregivers

Partners

Faces of Heart Failure

Faces of Heart Failure

Meet Sunny

Due to a genetic mutation, Sunny was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy at the age of 18. Sunny was born in Surrey, British Columbia, a perfectly healthy happy boy who enjoyed pewee football. Due to a

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Faces of Heart Failure

Meet Pegga

Weeks and months went by, and I increasingly became more fatigue and coughing a lot. I couldn’t walk very far and I stopped walking my dog. During Summer of 2014, I had a flu like

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Faces of Heart Failure

Meet Tracy

I thought I was just getting out of shape and since I had always enjoyed good health I assumed I was in control of it. I thought that I could fix it. Up until 2013

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Patient & Caregiver Charter of Rights

Our heart failure patient and caregiver charter was created to support our advocacy towards the implementation of a national standard of care for Canadians living with heart failure and their caregivers.​

Patient Journey

The patient journey map captures and summarizes real stories, emotions, questions, and lifestyle challenges heart failure patients experience in their care continuum. By truly empathizing with and learning what heart failure patients experience today, we can highlight the current needs, pain points, and wishes on how to improve care. We’re taking the first step to ensure the patient’s voice is heard.

Our Advocacy in Action

April is Organ Donation Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of being an organ donor. At HeartLife, this cause is near and dear to us as our co-founders are transplant recipients. Join us in sharing your support for organ donation and help save lives.
Register today link in our bio!
#OrganDonationMonth #SaveLives #DonateLife #HeartLifeOrganization

The @globalhearthub_org has brought together cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients and specialists worldwide to establish the inaugural global manifesto advocating for early detection and diagnosis of CVD: “Achieving early detection and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease: A manifesto for change.” This initiative aligns with pillar 1 of HeartLife Foundation’s National Heart Failure Policy Framework launched in October 2023. To explore the three pillars and back the framework, visit the link in our bio!
#HeartLife #HFPolicyFramework #ItsAboutLife

Join us and @HeartandStroke Foundation on May 7th from 9-10 am, PT and 12-1 pm ET!
Heart Failure Awareness Week 2024 Webinar: It's Not Normal To Be Breathless: Understanding Heart Failure Signs, Symptoms and Advocacy.
Register: Link in our Bio!
#HeartFailureWeekCAN

🟢💚Today, we proudly wear green to commemorate #GreenShirtDay and honor the legacy of Logan Boulet. By choosing to be an organ donor, he ignited a ripple of hope and life-saving kindness. Let's unite in raising awareness about organ donation and signing up as donors. Together, we can create a positive impact! This cause holds a special place in our hearts, as several of our members, including our founders, are transplant recipients
To register as an organ donor and support the #LoganBouletEffect visit the links in our bio!
@bc_transplant @GreenShirtDay
#LoganBouletEffect #OrganDonationAwareness
#HeartFailure #HeartLife #Transplant #ItsAboutLife

The Global Heart Hub has united cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients and worldwide specialists to create the first global manifesto supporting early detection and diagnosis of CVD: “Achieving early detection and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease: A manifesto for change.” HeartLife Foundation's framework, launched in October 2023, corresponds with the manifesto. For more information, check out the link in our bio.
#HeartLife #ItsAboutLife #GlobalHeartHub #CVD #EarlyDetection #HFPolicyFramework #ManifestoForChange #HeartFailure

Welcome to the Mental Health and Heart Failure course at the HeartLife Academy! 🧠💓 Our platform is tailored for individuals affected by heart disease and heart failure, along with their caregivers. In collaboration with researchers and care providers, our courses are meticulously crafted and backed by science to provide you with the knowledge and support you need. Join us on this journey towards better understanding and improved well-being. Let's learn, grow, and thrive together! #HeartLifeAcademy #MentalHealth #HeartFailure #ScienceBackedLearning #ItsAboutLife #HeartLife #HeartFailure

It's more than just a shirt—it's a symbol of hope. 💚 Join us in marking @greenshirtday with the HeartLife Foundation, as we rally behind organ donation and embrace the legacy of Logan Boulet. Together, we can make a difference! To show your support for @GreenShirtDay and to sign up as an organ donor, please visit the links in our bio. #GreenShirtDay #LoganBouletEffect #HeartLife #ItsAboutLife

🐰🌷 Hoppy Easter! 🌷🐣 Don't miss out on our egg-citing Easter sale! Get 20% off the entire store with code #HappyEaster20 until April 7th. 🌟 Plus, enjoy free shipping on orders over $99! 🚚 Shop now and hop into savings before it's too late! 🛍️💕 #EasterSale #SpringSavings #HeartLife #ItsAboutLife

Our Support Group

The HeartLife Foundation is a patient-driven charity whose mission is to transform the quality of life for people living with heart failure by engaging, educating, and empowering a global community to create lasting solutions and build healthier lives. 

Join our Help for Hearts closed Facebook group to get support and share ideas.

Join Us & Subscribe

Have your voice heard. If you are a patient, family member or friend of someone with lived experience of heart failure or if you are a practitioner, allied health professional, not-for-profit or corporate partner, or simply a concerned citizen – Become a member – it’s free.

 

Women @ HeartLife

The HeartLife Foundation is proud to support the Canadian Women with Medical Heart Issues Facebook group. 

HL joins the mission of this group lead by our HeartLife Champion, Jackie to inspire and support women living with heart disease or heart failure to Live Bravely & Love Boldly every day. You are not alone!

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September 29th

9am – 12pm PST
12pm – 3 pm EST

The HeartLife Foundation invites you to Engage, Educate and Empower on World Heart Day.

Please register and join us for our free virtual patient education event below.