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CCHA year in review

Although 2020 was a tough year for us all, we at CCHA are looking back fondly on some of the incredible work we were able to do to enrich the lives of our CHD community members. Thank you to all our donors, members and volunteers who made it all possible!

File Download CCHA Giving Tuesday video _FINAL.mp4 (8.61 MB)

We are looking forward to all that is in store for 2021.

Board member Jacey

 

See why our Board Members support CCHA and its mission.

Jacey Hughes

My name is Jacey, I’m 27 years old and I was born with congenital heart disease (CHD), aortic stenosis, and had open heart surgery when I was seven years old. I was never scared or nervous of my heart disease as my parents and family brought me up with positivity and support in regards to my heart. When I was eight I started to play hockey, which led me to play up into competitive leagues as I loved the sport. I also played baseball and soccer throughout my high school years. I believe being as active as I was at a young age...

Bandaged fabric heart in hand image with CCHA logo

Has living with CHD impacted your mental Health? We want to hear from you!

Survey link here www.surveymonkey.com/r/9F2GZPK 

Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance in partnership with MacEwan University are asking how your experience living with CHD has impacted your mental health. Your answers will be anonymous and the data collected through this survey will be used to guide program and resource development, future research, and advocacy tools.
Survey closes November 16, 2020.
 

Walk of Life 2020

 

Join Team CCHA in the 2020 Virtual Walk of Life! https://bit.ly/WOL2020TeamCCHA

The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) is happy to be part of this year's VIRTUAL WALK OF LIFE!  Even though we can’t celebrate in person this year, we are provided with a unique opportunity to come together from all across Canada to raise funds to support those living with CHD. By joining Team CCHA, you will be helping to fund important programs and events such as:

  • Awareness materials
  • Camps
  • Conferences
  • Education days 
  • Support initiatives such as Transition Programs, and more!

You will also be supporting...

Stay home save lives COVID19

 

The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020 with Canada and provinces putting lockdowns in place shortly thereafter. There has been a lot of chaos, confusion and misinformation over the 9+ weeks.

As provinces begin to ease restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to be aware that children and adults living with congenital heart disease (CHD) may be at higher risk for more severe symptoms and
complications.


Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance has created a COVID-19 and CHD tips page.  For important informations, Q&A, resources...

Join the movement - CHD Awareness
 
Be part of a growing movement to increase #CHD Awareness. Join CCHA in the fight!
 
Advocate   CCHA on Facebook  CCHA on Twitter  CCHA on Instagram   @cchaforlife
 
Volunteer   Volunteer with CCHA
 
Donate       Donate to CCHA
 
 
Congenital Heart Disease journal ceases publication

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM DR.DOUG MOODIE (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF) ABOUT THE DISCONTINUATION OF THE JOURNAL “CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE”

Congenital Heart Disease journal ceases publication

Send your feedback and let Wiley Blackwell publications know that this Journal is vital to the CHD professional community. 

On Social Media: @WileyNews

CHIP is funded by the community. Your donations and sponsorships help your community stay informed and connected.
 

 

Transitioning from pediatric to adult CHD care

We are excited to announce the launch of our revised and expanded Transition information section on our website, which includes an outline of transition timeline recommendations and a tools and resources section to support and educate youth and families during the transition process. Check it out!

General information about Transition and Risks: https://www.cchaforlife.org/transition 

Transition timeline recommendations: https://www.cchaforlife.org/transition-timeline-recommendations

Tools and Resources: https://www.cchaforlife.org/transition-tools-resources

 
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CCHA: A Case to Support the Heart

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The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) is the only national organization that supports and advocates for the over 257,000 children and adults in Canadian living with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).

CHD is  the most common birth defect, affecting 1 in 100 babies born worldwide.  CHD is a general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal way the heart works, and are present at birth. It requires lifelong, specialized care including many auxiliary needs and challenges such as; insurance, mental health, disability, financial planning...

Giving Tuesday December 1

 

Giving Tuesday gives us the opportunity to raise CHD awareness. This year, we are reflecting back on some of our accomplishments, showing how your generous donations and support made all this possible.

File Download CCHA Giving Tuesday video _FINAL.mp4 (8.61 MB)

We hope we can continue to count on you to support our mission to advocate for and enrich the lives of people living with CHD through awareness, education, research and support.

How will you support CHD families and CHD awareness this Giving Tuesday!
 
Advocate   CCHA on Facebook  CCHA on Twitter  CCHA on Instagram    @cchaforlife
 
Volunteer   Volunteer with CCHA
 
Donate       Donate to CCHA
 
 

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