There are more than 180,000 Canadian children and adults with congenital heart defects who need your help.
The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) is a volunteer-run registered charitable organization made up of patients with a congenital heart defect, their friends, families, and the medical community. With your support, we aim to improve the quality of care for these patients, many of whom require lifelong expert care.
Please check out this awesome video that one of our CHD heart kid moms made for us – thank you Laurie Haughton! Click HERE to watch. Please feel free to share it with friends and family, and strangers too!
We will be holding our annual AGM on December 3, 2013 at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto at 7:00 p.m. EST. Location: Hospital for Sick Children 555 University Ave Room 4704 Please take the Main Yellow Elevators to the 4th floor …[more]
CCHA would like your “1 in 100” photo We would like to get the topic of congenital heart disease trending on social media by catching people’s attention. We’re collecting photos of CHD “survivors” for a short video for GivingTuesday in …[more]
Understanding Genetic Testing and Hereditary Risk in CHD Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7-8 p.m. EDT Did you know that about 25% of infants are born with heart defects as the result of a genetic syndrome? Are you aware that there …[more]
A parent of a cardiac patient at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is seeking funding from the Aviva Community Fund. The project is called ‘Hug-A-Heart’ Cardiac Kids Surgical Care Kits and the goal is to create and distribute these …[more]
MEETING Thursday, October 17, 2013 Raising A Child With A Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Through To The Teenage Years Hearts of London/Middlesex is hosting its first meeting. When: October 17th, 2013 Time: 7:00 pm Where: 501 Wilkins St. , …[more]
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Group Coping Skills Program – are you interested? The Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults is running a pilot study to try out a group coping skills program developed to help adults with congenital disease who …[more]
Volunteer or make a donation to CCHA on Dec 3, 2013 (or before!) and continue to Feel Great Giving throughout December. Follow us on social media and promote and share on our Facebook page, Twitter, using #GivingTuesdayCa. The idea is to encourage people and …[more]
Born with a Broken Heart
Please watch our film!
To help support people with congenital heart defects (CHD)
To stay up-to-date with CHD news, clinical trials, fundraisers, etc.
To advocate for improved care for people with CHD
To be part of a growing community of CHD patients and their friends, families and the medical community