The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a federation of 10 provincial Foundations, led and supported by a force of more than 130,000 volunteers.
■Throughout its history, the Foundation has relied on the generous donations of millions of Canadians.
■The Foundation receives no operational funding from government sources.
■In 2010, the Foundation invested more than $106 million into research, health promotion and community programs.
The Foundation aims to build healthier hearts and minds across Ontario by bringing life-saving knowledge to the communities we serve - through our local area offices and the healthcare providers we support with education and resources.