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 800,000 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 are now available for download!

We invite you to engage in promoting heart failure awareness. To support you in your efforts, we are pleased to offer new and updated materials for the general public, for patients and also for health care providers. Our social media toolkit has sample posts and graphics to help you share HF awareness messaging. The Event Planning Kit with slide deck may also be helpful for hosting your own event.

For upcoming webinar details, please see below.

General Public Resources

Patient and Caregiver Resources

Healthcare Provider Resources

Social Media Tools

Help promote awareness with sample social media posts and graphics

Event Planning Kit: How to Plan and Host an Educational Program

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 @ 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Presented by Heart & Stroke & Heartlife Foundation

It’s Not Normal to be Breathless - Understanding Heart Failure: Signs, Symptoms and Advocacy

Audience: Health care professionals and persons with lived experience

Presenters: Dido Devlin, Person with Lived Experience of Heart Failure, and Dr. Rahul Jain, MD, CCFP, MScCH.

Register Here

Landmark Lightups

Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver with be lighting up landmarks in red in honour of Heart Failure Awareness Week. Keep your eyes peeled and share your photos on social media:

  • Monday, May 6: CN Tower, BC Place Stadium, Ottawa’s ByWard Market and Montreal’s Olympic Tower
  • Tuesday, May 7: Canada Place Sails of Light and Science World, Vancouver

Additional Resources

Patient Education and Support Resources

Professional Education Resources

Social Media

Follow us at #HeartFailureWeekCan.  

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Special Thanks

This event is made possible through the support from Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novo Nordisk, and Pfizer.