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About Us

What We Do

The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) in Manitoba has demonstrated its leadership in health promotion by facilitating program delivery throughout the province at a public and health professional level. With the findings of over five decades of research, the Foundation has built a bridge from bench research to daily living, offering Manitobans affordable and immediate benefits to heart-healthy lifestyle choices.

Research

This is an exciting time for heart disease and stroke research in Canada. Over the next five years, the Heart and Stroke Foundation's new research strategic plan will emerge with a cutting-edge approach to cardiovascular research. This plan will open the door to potentially powerful multi-provincial and multi-disciplinary research projects and will focus on linking laboratory research to health policy to programs and practice. With this there will be more collaboration, synergy and innovation than ever seen before. This year, the Foundation is supporting 12 of Manitoba's top biomedical researchers, one multi-provincial clinical trial, and three primary prevention research projects. For the first time ever, the Foundation is investing in a Manitoba Research Chair in Primary Prevention. Learn more about Heart and Stroke Foundation Research (PDF) happening right here in Manitoba. Also, read our research brochure to learn about our currently funded researchers, here.

Health Promotion

Health Promotion encourages Manitobans to improve their heart health through the adoption of behaviors that help prevent, reduce and limit heart disease and stroke. These initiatives are concentrated in three key areas:

  • Awareness programs such as educational resources, ad campaigns, presentations and displays

  • Lifestyle programs that help people to change behaviors

  • Supportive environment programs that support healthy behaviors at work, home, school, and in the community

For more information, visit the Health Promotion pages using the menu bar at the top or click here (PDF file). If you have questions about nutrition, physical activity, heart health, heart attacks or stroke, as the experts by emailing the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba at ask@heartandstroke.mb.ca or call (204) 949.2000 or toll-free 1.888.473.4636.

Fundraising

As a non-profit, charitable organization we depend on the generous support of individuals and businesses in our communities. We accomplish our goals through a combination of fundraising activities, contributions and volunteers. Each year we work with thousands of Manitobans who volunteer their time talent and energies to raise funds through campaigns such as:

To learn more about other ways the Foundation raises funds, including In Honour donations and our Direct Mail campaign, click here (PDF file).

For more information about what the Heart and Stroke Foundation is doing in your community, watch our informational video.

Volunteering

Volunteering is the heart of what we do and the Foundation relies on over 6,000 Manitoba volunteers each year to help us achieve our visionary mission, which is healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together, we will make it happen.

Learn about our volunteers.

For further information on the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba, click on the links below (PDF files):

Updated February, 2014.
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