January 12th, 2012 - Canada’s major health charities urge Federal Government to engage in health accord negotiations
A significant majority of Canadians – 85 per cent – say the federal government should be an equal partner in discussions on the future of healthcare in Canada , according to a poll released today by the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society.
November 29, 2011 - Heart and Stroke Foundation warns: time crunch is stealing healthy years from Canadians
Canadians are so focused on the here and now that they are losing out on the opportunity to live a full and healthy life, warns the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF). Its new survey found that even though Canadians know how to protect their heart health, the majority can’t or won’t commit the time to do so.
Grants for community initiatives that make a healthy difference
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's My Healthy Community awardas is a series of grants intended to help community-led healthy living projects get off the ground in towns and cities across Saskatchewan.
November 15, 2011 - Health Check awarded for innovative campaign encouraging healthy choices
The Heart and Stroke Foundation Health Check program received a prestigious national award for its leadership in an innovative pilot project that rewarded British Columbia consumers with bonus AIR MILES for making healthy food choices in the grocery store.
November 17, 2011 - Heart and Stroke Foundation: Sodium Reduction Must be a Priority for Canada
The longer Canada delays measures to reduce dietary sodium, the greater the risk to Canadians, says the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The Foundation calls on the federal government to begin implementing recommendations laid out by the Sodium Working Group in July 2010.
October 24, 2011 - Heart and Stroke Foundation Appoints Bobbe Wood as President
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bobbe Wood as President.
September 27, 2011 - Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds federal government’s new tobacco package health warnings
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada today hailed the federal government’s adoption of new tobacco package warnings.
September 27, 2011 - Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery receives multimillion dollar contribution to expand groundbreaking research
The Heart and Stroke Foundation today announced $10 million in funding to its partner organization, the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery (CSR) to fund research in the area of stroke recovery.
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada names David Sculthorpe as new CEO
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) is pleased to announce it has named David Sculthorpe as its national chief executive officer.
June is Stroke Month: Manage your risks, learn the signs of stroke and call 9-1-1
In Saskatchewan, stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Each year more than 2,200 people experience stroke in our province.
June 1, 2011 - STROKE IS URGENT: The Heart and Stroke Foundation 2011 Stroke Report warns stroke awareness is dangerously low among women
The Heart and Stroke Foundation 2011 Stroke Month Report warns that awareness levels of stroke warning signs and stroke prevention is dangerously low among all women, especially among women from Canada’s two largest visible minorities – people of Chinese and South Asian descent.
May 22, 2011 - Ground-breaking Canadian blood pressure education program will be powerful tool in fight to reduce stroke around the world
High blood pressure – the silent killer – is taking a hit from a new, ground-breaking treatment program from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
It's the biggest bike you've ever seen! Raising money across Saskatchewan for heart disease and stroke
It’s a truck, it’s a bus… it’s the SaskEnergy Heart&Stroke BIG BIKE! Coming to a city or town near you: the BIG BIKE is Saskatchewan’s largest 30-seat bike at 30 feet long! This summer, the SaskEnergy Heart&Stroke BIG BIKE will make stops in more than 50 communities where groups, corporate teams and individuals will hop on board to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan (HSFS).
NHLPA Beard-a-thon raises over $50,000 in first round of playoffs
Following an exciting first round of the playoffs, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) are pleased to announce that the NHLPA Beard-a-thon has already raised over $50,000.
Heart and Stroke Foundation: federal commitment to fund defibrillators and related training in communities across Canada will save lives
Today Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a $10 million plan to fund life-saving automated external defibrillators and related training in hockey arenas and community recreation centres across Canada.
Tee off to support heart health
The 1st annual Jay Sim Memorial Golf Tournament will take place May 27 and 28 in memory of a great Saskatoon sportsman and firefighter in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan.
A healthier future for Saskatchewan children
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan was joined by Health Minister Don McMorris today to launch a new initiative aimed at improving the health of our province's children.
NHLP Beard-a-thon encourages fans to join players in playoff beard-growing to benefit the Heart and Stroke Foundation
With the postseason beginning next week, many NHL players are set to support a great cause by growing out their playoff beards – and they want hockey fans to join them.
Built Environment: Population Health Intervention Research
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, in partnership with the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health; Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health; Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis; Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes; and Institute of Population and Public Health, is pleased to announce the results of the Built Environment: Population Health Intervention Research strategic initiative.
Championing a nationwide conversation: Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds Health Ministers’ interactive approach to combatting childhood obesity
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada today praised federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq along with the provincial and territorial Health Ministers for engaging Canadians in a dialogue about childhood obesity.
Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation take action on obesity
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today announced three new research initiatives studying how the design of neighbourhoods impact obesity. The studies were funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC).
Results from Groundbreaking International study pave the way for science funding
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) today announced the results of project Retrosight – the groundbreaking international study they helped fund.
Heart Month Going Strong
With February coming to an end, support for Heart Month and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan's (HSFS) annual person-to-person campaign is as strong as ever as the campaign continues right through to the end of the month.
Heart and Stroke Foundation applauds federal government for taking the next step on renewal of tobacco package health warnings
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada today applauded the federal government for taking the next step towards the implementation of a renewed tobacco package warning system.
Jeremy O'Day 'signs on' for another year
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan (HSFS) is pleased to announce that former Saskatchewan Roughrider Jeremy O’Day will once again be the official spokesperson for the provincial organization this year.