National Heart Failure Awareness Week

Heart failure (HF) awareness continues to gain attention across Canada and throughout the world as more and more people are living with HF. In response, the Canadian Heart Failure Society (CHFS) established a working group in 2019 to support a national Heart Failure Awareness Week campaign. 

The goal of Heart Failure Awareness Week is to raise awareness, increase public knowledge and provide a better understanding about this chronic condition. Prior to 2019, there had been no nationally coordinated effort to promote HF awareness and the CHFS is proud to have spearheaded this Canadian initiative together with its partner organizations. 

The 3rd annual Heart Failure Awareness Week was held May 3-9, 2021. Information on HFAW 2022 activities, tools and resources will be updated here when available.


National Heart Failure Awareness Week has built-in sustainability through its partnerships with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), HeartLife Foundation, Société Québécoise d’Insuffisance Cardiaque  (SQIC), Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN), Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. 

Special Thanks

This event is made possible through the support from Astra Zeneca, Bayer Inc., Boehringer Ingleheim-Lilly, Novartis Canada, and Servier Canada.