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CCHA is excited to announce our newest project -  CHD Unpacked: A podcast about living with Congenital Heart Disease.

This podcast is a safe space to discuss the well-being, lifestyle, psychosocial impacts and unique medical challenges faced by those living with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). Our episodes will feature physicians, researchers and allied healthcare workers and experts in the field of CHD, as well as those with lived experience.

Be sure to check in the first Friday of each month when we launch a new episode. Some months we will have a bonus episode.
 
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This week is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week (Sept 11-17).

Many people living with CHD have defects that include the valves in their heart. The 4 valves of the heart are:

Tricuspid valve: between the right atrium and the right ventricle.

Pulmonary valve: between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery.

Mitral valve: between the left atrium and the left ventricle.

Aortic valve: between the aorta and left ventricle.

heart, heart defect, heart disease, congenital heart disease, congenital heart defect, OHS, #ohs, CHD, #CHD, heart health, education, CHD advocacy, CHD education, CHD awareness, heart disease source https://www.ottawaheart.ca/heart-condition/heart-valve-disease

Valve repair or replacement may be required to treat their CHD. Some types of replacement valves may...

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Exciting event! Virtual Exercise and CHD event for children and families hosted by Virtual Heart Connection through their 'Connecting Caregivers' program.

Register here https://forms.gle/1px4EwXfiayAHVjK9

CCHA's Brenaven Kugamoorthy, a kinesiologist from UofT who has an interest in physical activity for individuals with congenital heart diseases, to give a 30 minute talk on recommendations for exercise programs, different modalities of exercise children and caregivers/parents can do together to meet their demands and capacities. This talk will be mostly targeted towards caregivers/parents...

2021 support for families living with heart defects and congenital heart disease

 

CCHA is excited to look back at some of our accomplishments this year. These accomplishments wouldn't be possible without generous donations and support from our CHD community, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

See how your support helps us achieve our mission to advocate for and enrich the lives of people living with CHD through awareness, education, research and support for families living with heart defects.

Your support will help us continue to move forward with our mission – DONATE HERE

Advocacy

2021 House of Commons statement by Karen Vecchio (MP Elgin-London-Middlesex Deputy...

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Date:       Monday June 19, 2023

Time:       7:30-9:00pm EDT

Where:    Virtual - videoconference and phone

2023 AGM Documents

2023 CCHA AGM presentation  PDF icon Download 2023 CCHA AGM Presentation_Final.pdf (2.02 MB)

2022 CCHA AGM minutes   PDF icon Download CCHA 2022 AGM Minutes.pdf (195.45 KB) 

2022 CCHA Financial Statements   PDF icon Download Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance Dec 2022 - Financial Statements - Final.pdf (282.31 KB) 

2023-2024  Board of Directors   PDF icon Download 2023 CCHA Board of Directors.pdf (309.37 KB)

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Assemblée Générale Annuelle

Date:       lundi 19 juin 2023

Heure:     19 h 30 à 21 h HAE

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Multiple images of people playing sports and exercising on top of Exercise and CHD title and event details

Exciting event! Virtual Exercise and CHD event for children and families hosted by Virtual Heart Connection through their 'Connecting Caregivers' program.

Register here https://forms.gle/1px4EwXfiayAHVjK9

CCHA's Brenaven Kugamoorthy, a kinesiologist from UofT who has an interest in physical activity for individuals with congenital heart diseases, to give a 30 minute talk on recommendations for exercise programs, different modalities of exercise children and caregivers/parents can do together to meet their demands and capacities. This talk will be mostly targeted towards caregivers/parents...

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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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