National Heart Failure Awareness Week

Poster for the Heart Failure Awareness Week, which will take place from May 5th to 11, 2024.


Heart failure (HF) is now one of the fastest growing cardiovascular conditions in the world. In Canada, it’s estimated that more than 100,000 Canadians will be diagnosed this year alone, adding to the 750,000 people already living with HF. 

In response to this growing trend, the Canadian Heart Failure Society (CHFS), together with partner organizations, will be hosting the 6th annual national Heart Failure Awareness Week campaign taking place May 5-11, 2024. 

The goal of Heart Failure Awareness Week is to raise awareness, increase public knowledge and provide a better understanding about this chronic condition. 
CHFS is proud to collaborate with the following organizations in providing tools and helpful resources for the general public, for healthcare providers and for people living with heart failure:


  • 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
  • Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research




Tools and Resources

Our updated 2024 tools and resources will be available soon so please check back! 

In the meantime, please feel free to access the 2023 Poster, Patient Handout, and Event Planning Kit still available for download. Other resources are also available below websites.


Event Planning Kit

Social Media Tools

Webinar Recordings

Presented by Heart & Stroke and HeartLife Foundation 
It’s Not Normal to be Breathless  - Know the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure: Act Now and Live Longer

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Presented by Servier
Heart Failure Awareness Webinar - It's Not Normal To Be Breathless

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Where to find Heart Failure Resources

Patient Education and Support Resources

Canadian Heart Failure Society 
HeartLife Foundation
Heart & Stroke
The Heart Hub: Learn, Connect & Empower

Professional Education Resources

Canadian Heart Failure Society
Société québécoise d'insuffisance cardique
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Canadian Heart Function Alliance

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.