Advocating to Create Survivors

Advocating for AED Legislation – MLA Breakfast at the BC Legislature April 3rd was proclaimed AED Awareness Day in BC, as the Heart and Stroke Foundation hosted MLAs for a heart healthy breakfast… Continue reading

AEDs help save lives

by Diego Marchese, CEO, BC & Yukon and National VP, Prevention at the Heart and Stroke Foundation An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was used earlier this year to save the life of a… Continue reading

Life As He Sees It. After Stroke.

When my Uncle Vern was just 36 years old he suffered a brain aneurysm, immediately followed by a stroke. It was a miracle that he survived. With a Ph.D in history, and a… Continue reading

Survivors face barriers to change

Eat well, exercise more, don’t smoke, limit alcohol, manage stress – easy peasy? Not really. In a recent poll we conducted of heart attack and stroke survivors, it appears that many are not… Continue reading

Paying it forward

I want my bequest to continue supporting a new generation of researchers who will find new ways to prevent and reduce the effects of heart disease and stroke. When Dr. John McNeill was… Continue reading

Supporters Tour Breakthrough Brain Research Centre at UBC

On March 4th, the Heart and Stroke Foundation hosted a special Insider Briefing presentation at the newly-opened University of British Columbia Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, attended by over 100 of our… Continue reading

Dream Team of World-Class Researchers in BC Advancing Brain Health

Combining research and treatment, the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) at the University of British Columbia is the largest and most comprehensive brain centre in Canada — right here in British… Continue reading

Sign Up for the Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike!

The Heart&Stroke Big Bike is a team event geared towards community organizations, companies and groups. The Foundation provides a driver each to teams made up of 29 enthusiastic riders who pedal through their… Continue reading

First Nations: Cultivating the Future

by JEFF SOMMERS, PhD, Director, Knowledge Exchange (Canada) For the 81 per cent of Canadians living in an urban area, fresh produce is readily available at the local supermarket. Whether we eat a… Continue reading

Spurring parents to move mountains

by ALICE MIRO, Manager, Health Promotion (BC & Yukon) The Heart and Stroke Foundation Ignites a Movement of Parents Advocating for Safe and Active Routes to School in North Vancouver In 2013, leveraging… Continue reading

Bringing the HSF Message to UBC

Guest blogger Paul Lao is President of the UBC Heart and Stroke Foundation Club Cardiovascular disease is commonly dismissed by today’s youth as an issue that should only concern the middle-aged population and… Continue reading

BC Health Advocates want multi-unit housing providers to wake up and smell the smoke

Press Release – BC Lung Association Going smoke-free is good for healthy living and a healthy bottom line! While provincial and municipal laws protect us from second-hand smoke where we work, eat and… Continue reading