Heart & Stroke
For over 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Heart disease and stroke are 2 of the 3 leading causes of death in Canada and 70,000 people die every year from these cardiovascular diseases. The good news is that cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) is 80% preventable.
Our work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others. HeartSmart™ Learning includes programs and resources such as HeartSmart Kids™ and HeartSmart™ SOLVE that support children, youth, and their families to build the best start for a healthier life.
How we fight heart disease & stroke
There’s so much more to do. To keep up the pressure, we focus our efforts where they’ll have the most impact. Learn more about what we do at our Heart & Stroke website: www.heartandstroke.ca/what-we-do
The HeartSmart Kids™ Program & Resources
The HeartSmart Kids™ (HSK) program has been educating students in grades K to 6 for over 25 years in BC & Yukon and has now expanded into Indigenous communities across the country. This program is designed to support educators in teaching children and their families what they can do to practice brain and heart healthy habits by providing free print and digital resources. HSK is directed to health educators including school teachers, nurses, dietitians after-school program facilitators, community educators etc. Become an HSK educator today and register now!
The HSK program and resources includes the following:
- A short 30-minute educator module to become a lifelong HSK certified educator
- Access to FREE full-colour activity books for every student, shipped FREE to any location in Canada
- HSK at Home: All new activities each month for download to use in the classroom or home
- HSK Storytelling: A video library co-created with Indigenous artists and storytellers for HSK
The HeartSmart™ SOLVE Program
HeartSmart™ SOLVE is a new, interactive activity brought to you by the HeartSmart™ Learning team at Heart & Stroke. Intended for students in grades 7-9, HeartSmart™ SOLVE offers kids the opportunity to investigate evidence files, test their knowledge, and ‘solve’ a mystery.