National Heart Failure Awareness Week



The Canadian Heart Failure Society (CHFS), an affiliate of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st National Heart Failure Awareness Week for Canada.

Heart failure (HF) is gaining attention across Canada and throughout the world as more people are living with HF.  CHFS has taken steps to engage health care providers in raising awareness about new and current standards of practice, summarized in the 2017 Canadian Cardiovascular Society HF Guidelines, to improve care for patients living with HF.

As part of this effort, CHFS has partnered with five Canadian organizations to establish a national campaign to promote HF awareness among health care professionals, patients and their families.  We would like to engage your team and patients in promoting National Heart Failure Awareness Week, May 6 to 12, 2019. We invite you to promote National Heart Failure Awareness Week by engaging in activities that support increased awareness about HF and discuss strategies to manage this chronic condition (e.g. Public and Patient HF talks, Twitter, Facebook, Patient support groups, info booths in your hospital).

To support your efforts, CHFS and our partner organizations have developed a poster and a fact sheet for distribution to patients, family members and the general public. You can access this information and other tools and resources below to help you build a campaign (including French language tools).You can also follow @CanHFSociety on Twitter and follow the hashtag #CanHFAW.

Please take a moment to explore the resources and to plan an event to promote this campaign.

Yours truly, 


Dr. Shelley Zieroth, MD, FCCS, FRCPC
Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
President, Canadian Heart Failure Society 



Tools and Resources



Tuesday May 7, 2019 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST
The time is now! Learning more about living with Heart Failure

This presentation aims to help people learn more about living with heart failure and self-care activities to be active partners in their care.  

Participants of this program will be able to:

  1. Identify what kind of activities can help improve heart failure symptoms.
  2. Recognize early symptoms of heart failure. 
  3. Identify the need for an action plan when symptoms are changing.
  4. Describe common feelings or emotions people with heart failure or their caregivers may experience.

Click here to register today!

HF Awareness Events Around the Country

Tuesday May 7, 2019
Learning to Live with Heart Failure: Beyond your Clinic Visit

Hosted by Providence Health Care
Vancouver, BC
Click here for more information

Tuesday May 7, 2019
Do You Have or Are You at Risk for Heart Failure?

Hosted by the St. Boniface Heart Failure Clinic
Winnipeg, MB
Click here for more information