The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact for Canadians. The Foundation achieves this through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy at the provincial and national level. In order to continue to make important steps forward in the fight against heart disease and stroke, the Foundation operates various fundraising initiatives and programs.
Research is a key element in the fight against heart disease and stroke, and is one of our biggest investments. This year alone, more than $1 million has been invested in research projects, including diverse projects right here at the University of Saskatchewan. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a leading funder of heart and stroke research, here in Saskatchewan and across the country.
- Heart and Stroke Research Chair – Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
- Current Research
Foundation-funded research over the years has determined that one of the most significant ways to prevent heart disease and stroke is living a healthy lifestyle and knowing and managing risks. In addition to funding research for treating heart disease and stroke patients, the Foundation supports education programs that teach the value of healthy lifestyles and early recognition of heart disease and stroke.
Advocacy takes place on many levels. We work closely with government departments to encourage healthy public policy. Some examples of Foundation advocacy successes include the national Trans Fat Task Force to reduce trans fats in our foods, legislation to protect people from second-hand smoke in public and workplaces, and the development of formal school food policies by Saskatchewan School Boards.
Gifts to the Foundation from donors and volunteers enable us to continue our work in communities across Saskatchewan. Every dollar the Heart and Stroke Foundation receives touches peoples' lives whether it's a new medical breakthrough, important information about heart disease and stroke, or a helpful hand in a Living with Stroke rehabilitation program. Get involved in Saskatchewan programs and help us make a difference:
Click here to make an online donation or to make a donation by phone, call the Foundation toll-free at 1-888-HSF-INFO.
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Heart and Stroke Foundation - Saskatchewan
279 - 3rd Ave N
Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H8
Fax 306- 664-4016
The Heart and Stroke Foundation adheres to Imagine Canada Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code. Read the abridged code of ethics.
Charitable Registration Number 10684-6942-RR0001