National Heart Failure Awareness Week

HFAW 2023

The Canadian Heart Failure Society (CHFS), together with a committee of cardiovascular professionals and partner organizations, is pleased to announce:

5th Annual
National Heart Failure Awareness Week
May 1-7, 2023 

Heart failure (HF) awareness continues to rise across Canada and throughout the world as more and more people are living with HF. 

The goal of Heart Failure Awareness Week is to raise awareness, increase public knowledge and provide a better understanding of this chronic condition. 

In addition to engaging health care providers in raising awareness among patients and their families, this year’s campaign will target the general public with the message: It’s Not Normal to be Breathless. We encourage people to see their health care provider if they suspect they have HF symptoms. 


National Heart Failure Awareness Week has built-in sustainability through its partnerships with the following organizations:

  • Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS)
  • Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN)
  • Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR)
  • Canadian Heart Function (CHF) Alliance
  • Heart & Stroke 
  • HeartLife Foundation
  • Société Québécoise d’Insuffisance Cardiaque (SQIC)
  • Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research


We are currently updating our tools for 2023. Please check back soon! In the meantime, feel free to download any of our 2022 materials.

Where to find Heart Failure Resources

Patient Education and Support Resources

Professional Education Resources

Social Media

Follow us @CanHFSociety on Twitter and #HeartFailureWeekCan

Special Thanks

This event is made possible through the support from Abbott, AstraZeneca, Bayer Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim-Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Canada and Servier.