Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance

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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...

Congratulations to Nova Scotia for being the first province to declare February 7 - 14th Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week! Way to go!

Big thanks @Brave_HeartSS @yarrowgillis @BrigadonTweets @IWKHealthCentre and everyone involved to raise awareness for CHD and make this happen.

 

 

Thank you to Marilyn Gladu, MP (Sarnia_Lambton, ON Opposition Health Critic) for reading our statement in the House of Commons and recognizing February 14th as Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Day in Canada.

 

https://www.facebook.com/MPMarilynGladu/videos/920094518165380/

#1in100

Hey Canada.

CCHA is challenging you to find your 1 in 100 Champion!

Share your video, picture or story of your 1 in 100 Champion on social media to help raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease #CHD. Tag us in your post @cchaforlife on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #1in100, #CHD, #CCHA.  Not on social media - no problem. You can still share your 1 in 100 Champion video, picture or story by emailing them to us at...

The presentation from the 2017 AGM is now posted.

Click the link below for details.

http://www.cchaforlife.org/2017-agm

Board of Directors - Positions available

Interested in supporting children and adults with CHD across Canada, apply for a position on our Board of Directors

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...

Health records

Toronto Star reporter Kristin Rushowy shining the spotlight on issue of medical records retention, a growing problem for Canadians living with CHD who had surgery as a child.

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2017/07/28/medical-records-of-sick-kids-should-be-kept-for-life-group-urges.html

 

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

 

Province the first in Canada to offer screening to all healthy babies  By Jennifer Chevalier, CBC News. Photo Jean Delisle/CBC

 

The announcement that Pulse Oximetry Newborn Screening is coming to Ontario is amazing news for early detection of babies born with Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD).

This program will help catch upwards of 150 babies a year born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) but who currently leave the hospital undiagnosed. “Early detection and treatment of CHD is critical in ensuring the best possible long-term quality of life for individuals that will live with this life-long disease" stated Krista Vriend, President of the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA). "Leadership and progress on...

Very exciting, CCHA's Fearless Physical Activity program in partnership with CHEO is featured on CTV Ottawa!

Check out the video: http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?binId=1.1166252 

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Check out how congenital heart disease stacks up against better recognized diseases in Canada! So many affected and so little awareness and funding! Get involved with CCHA, donate, and spread the word about the growing population of of "survivors" so that we can get the care and support we need to live long, healthy lives!

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