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The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) partnered with the CHEO's HALO Research Institute and recreational facilities in your local community to deliver Fearless Physical Activity events for children, teens, and adults living with congenital heart disease (CHD) held across Ontario in 2017.

Interested in Fearless Physical Activity? Check out our resources here Fearless Physical Activity

 

Funding provided through a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

 

Have you heard of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge? It is a national public contest to benefit any registered Canadian charity. Every $1 donated to a registered charity in June, automatically enters the charity to win an additional $10,000 donation. The grand prize draw is on Canada Day and one lucky charity will receive the grand prize of $10,000. 

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Did the Great Canadian Giving Challenge make a difference last year? In 2017, the third annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge, 77,785 Canadians participated, donating almost $10 million to over 10,000 charities, representing an...

 

AGM documents and attendance details are available on CCHA website.

Find info at https://www.cchaforlife.org/2018-agm

 

The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) is looking for its next generation of leaders to fill critical volunteer positions on our national Board of Directors. This elected group supports the work of CCHA and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance.  We believe that a highly effective Board includes members from across Canada from many walks of life and that this diversity helps to best guide the overall strategic management and stewardship of the Foundation.  The CCHA’s Nominating Committee needs your help to identify Board candidates. We are looking for committed people...

 

JOIN TEAM CCHA IN THE 2018 WALK OF LIFE®

Join or Donate to Team CCHA: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=79750...

 

Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road & E.T. Seton Park (Sunnybrook Parkland)

FREE Parking, T-Shirt, snacks, beverages and BBQ, bouncy castles

Free registration for kids under 14

*** This year Team CCHA will have our own personalized T-shirts. Be sure to pick them up when you register!

 

Host: Roger Petersen

Mascots: PAW PATROL

Musical Entertainment: Andy B. and the Honey Tones

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS...

 

TRASE study: Young adults (15-30 yo) with #CHD or parents of young adults with CHD needed for transition readiness study!
Contact TRASE.Study@childrens.harvard.edu Open to

 

 

 

Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend in support of CCHA

Saturday, May 26 at 2 PM - 7 PM
Downtown Ottawa


 

CCHA will have a team participating and fundraising. There is a 2km, 5km, 10km, half marathon and full marathon
option.

Join our teamhttps://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/EventHome.aspx?eventid=226965&langpre...

Donate to our teamhttps://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=4012085&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-1

 

We will also have a booth at the Health and Fitness Expo which runs Thursday-Saturday.

Volunteer: contact Jennifer at...

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*photo from TheAgenda/TVO website/Liane Kotler-Producer

 

TVO Interview: https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/congenital-c...

Do you know what the # 1 birth defect is in Canada? Congenital heart disease (CHD).

On Tuesday, February 27 on ‘The Agenda’ - TV Ontario, there was a panel discussion focusing on congenital heart disease. Viewers heard more about the #1 birth defect - which affects about 1/100 births. Guests included

Dr. Erwin N. Oechslin, director at the Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults located at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network...

 

CCHA's Insurance Broker Nick Godfrey has a new blog discussing non-medical life insurance for those living with CHD. Check it out http://deniedlifeinsurance.ca/congenital-heart-defects-and-life-insurance-for-adults/

 

For more information about insurance with CHD or to contact Nick, visit our Insurance page

By Sarah Trainor, CBC

"Thrown into the strange, scary world of critically sick children, heart parents become fierce advocates for awareness." Thanks to Sarah Trainor of CBC for sharing her family's story of their son Ellis' journey with CHD. Ellis' story touches on so many issues that CHD patients and their families face, including the importance of maternal screening for heart defects, the challenges of relocating to seek life-saving medical treatment, and the incredible roles that parents play as caregivers and advocates for their children.

A great piece for generating awareness during...

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