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Resuscitation Program

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is the standard/guideline-setting body in Canada for Resuscitation, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED).

CPR/AED awareness and training is vital to improving the odds against Canada’s leading cause of death. Through a nationwide network of healthcare professionals, targeted responders and laypersons, more than half a million Canadians are trained in CPR each year.

Resuscitation Web Portal

The Foundation has launched a national Resuscitation site to further our goal of increasing the number of Canadians who survive cardiac arrest. The new site provides easy navigation to comprehensive information on CPR courses and providers, policies and guidelines, everywhere in Canada.

Manitoba information

Resuscitation Awards

Each year, through its Resuscitation Awards, the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba has the privilege of honouring individuals who have shown true selflessness and humanitarian efforts in trying to assist another person in an emergency situation. The Heart and Stroke Foundation advocates for all Canadians to learn the core skills of CPR and AED use, and to recognize and react to the warning signs of a heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest. We know that CPR and AEDs are not always a guarantee, but we also know that in the event of a cardiac arrest they are the only chance a person has until Emergency Medical Services arrives. Currently, only 25% of Canadians will assist in an emergency situation that will potentially require CPR or AED use, but we continue to work toward our goal of 100%. We are honoured to recognize the individuals that are a part of the 25% who are willing to stop and assist in an emergency situation. If you or someone you know, is involved in a rescue, please submit the completed form.

Resuscitation Awards are generally held in the first weeks of March.

For further information, please contact:
Resuscitation and AED Program Manager
Heart and Stroke Foundation, Manitoba
Ph: (204) 949-2000