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.




Faces of Heart Failure

Faces of Heart Failure

Meet Jackie

To hear my heart story, we first have to go back to 1994 when I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 24 (almost 25). Before I share my story I must take a moment and

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Faces of Heart Failure

Meet Jillianne

Accepting the inevitable truth is seemingly simple. As a patient recognizing the outcome of heart failure if left untreated was as simple as it comes – I could die. What’s complicated, what’s hard, is living

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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

Our new Heart Failure Policy Framework has Three Key Action Pillars:

1. Detect early and diagnose accurately and effectively
2. Improve the full circle of patient care and quality of life
3. Address the data gap with patient-outcome-driven performance reporting

Interested in learning more and taking action? Visit heartlife.ca/framework

#HFPolicyFramework #HeartHealth #HealthyHeart #HeartFailure #Charter #PatientLed #Goals #CanadaHealth #HeartCare #Vasc2023 #HeartLife #itsaboutlife

Join us for GivingTuesday

At HeartLife, we're thrilled to be a part of GivingTuesday! Our mission is to engage, educate, and empower people in Canada living with heart failure, and GivingTuesday provides a fantastic opportunity to propel us closer to achieving that mission.

We invite you to be a crucial part of this journey by making a donation to our initiatives. Every little bit makes a significant impact, and your support means the world to us!

Let's come together and make a difference. 🌍💙

Visit heartlife.ca/donate to support now.

Thank you for being a part of our story! 🙏💕

#GivingTuesdayCA #HeartLife #DonateForACause

Hello from the HeartLife Foundation team! We are a patient-driven charity whose mission is to transform the quality of life for people living with heart failure. This is our story and why we launched the Heart Failure Policy Framework; a national action plan for change.

Download and learn more at heartlife.ca/framework

#HFPolicyFramework #HeartHealth #HealthyHeart #HeartFailure #Charter #PatientLed #Goals #CanadaHealth #HeartCare #Vasc2023 #HeartLife #itsaboutlife

Did you know that Heartlife Foundation has fantastic resources for caregivers?
Caring for someone with a heart condition?
Heartlife Foundation has resources to help caregivers manage their journey and provide support.
Visit Heartlife.ca/caregivers (link in bio) and let us be with you every step of the way!

#caregiver #support #heartfailure #itsaboutlife

Our new #HFPolicyFramework has already been endorsed by 12 groups across Canada and you can join us in reshaping the future of heart failure care in Canada! Endorse the framework and be the voice that drives change by visiting heartlife.ca/framework.

Thank you to our incredible supporters ❤️

#HeartHealth #HealthyHeart #HeartFailure #Charter #PatientLed #Goals #CanadaHealth #HeartCare #Vasc2023 #HeartLife #itsaboutlife

Meet our Manitoba Champion, Jackie Ratz! Along with being Heartlife's Champion, Jackie did not find a women's group for Canadian women, so she started one in 2017 – they now have over 1200 women and are proudly affiliated with HeartLife Foundation. Swipe to meet Jackie and see the questions we asked her.
For more information on our Facebook groups, head to our website, heartlife.ca

#heartfailure #heartlife #itsaboutlife

Our founders attended the @globalhearthub_org Unite Annual Summit in Barcelona this past week. The main highlights were early detection and timely diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.
For more information on this, check out our website, heartlife.ca/framework
#heartfailure #CVD #itsaboutlife #heartlife

Our new Heart Failure Policy Framework was created by patients to help patients while also reducing costs in Canada's healthcare system. It's our opportunity to save lives and create a healthier Canada. Learn more about why we developed this framework by checking out the link to our press release in our bio.

Act now and endorse the framework at heartlife.ca/framework

#HFPolicyFramework #HeartHealth #HealthyHeart #HeartFailure #Charter #PatientLed #Goals #CanadaHealth #HeartCare #Vasc2023 #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!

My HeartLife App

Through a safe and supportive peer-to-peer environment, patients can access evidence-based resources, share their experiences with others, and work towards greater self-management, better patient outcomes, and improved quality of life. Download the My HeartLife app and connect with our community.


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.