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Board member Christelle

 

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Christelle Roy-Couillard

I was born with a congenital heart defect called ALCAPA. Although I’ve lived with this my whole life, it was only discovered when I was 26 years old. The fact that I lived well into adulthood without a serious outcome was surprising and I feel blessed to have made it through. Since my diagnosis, I’ve been seeing the team at the Toronto General Hospital Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. I had open heart surgery to repair my anomalous coronary artery on November 24, 2014 and due to complications, required a second surgery...

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Date:       Tuesday June 22, 2021

Time:       7:30-9:00pm EDT

Where:    Virtual - videoconference and phone

 

2021 AGM Documents

2021 CCHA AGM presentation  PDF icon Download 2021 CCHA AGM Presentation_Final.pdf (1.82 MB)

2020 CCHA AGM minutes  PDF icon Download CCHA 2020 AGM Minutes - draft.pdf (101.11 KB)

2020 CCHA Financial Statements PDF icon Download Canadian Congential Heart Alliance Dec 2020 Financial Statements_signed.pdf (289.63 KB)

2021-2022 Board candidates  PDF icon Download 2021 CCHA Board.pdf (324.69 KB)

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Assemblée Générale Annuelle

Date:       mardi 22 juin 2021

Heure:     19 h...

Advocacy information for parents and adults with CHD

 

For individuals and parents of a child living with a congenital heart condition, self-advocacy skills are necessary to communicate with all their health care providers, manage their day to day activities and make effective use of community resources.

What is Self-Advocacy? Self-advocacy is when a person is able to speak up in order to communicate their needs. In medical settings, self-advocacy strategies are helpful to make sure you and/or your family are understood, that your needs are being met, and that you have understood the information and advice you've been given by your healthcare...

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Congenital heart disease affects over 257,000 Canadians. Many experience mental health issues living with their CHD.

CCHA conducted a Mental Health survey* in October of 2020. We received 66 responses from across Canada.

88% of adults living with #CHD have experienced mental health challenges at some point.

75% of those living with CHD have discussed mental health concerns with a healthcare professional. Only 41% have been referred for mental health services by those same providers or another healthcare provider?

46% of those living with CHD don’t feel like...

December 12, 2020  Postion paper from the ESC working group of Adult Congenital Heart Disease and the International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease.published in Eurpoean Heart Journal. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa960

The paper discusses the broad impact of COVID-19 on ACHD patients, focusing specifically on pathophysiology, risk stratification for work, self-isolation, hospitalization, impact on pregnancy, psychosocial health, and longer-term implications for the provision of ACHD care. 

Figure 1 illustrated the non-ACHD risk factors and as well as categorizes risk for ACHD...

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Date:       Wednesday June 24, 2020

Time:       8-9:30pm EDT

Where:    Virtual - videoconference and phone   

 

2020 AGM Documents

2020 CCHA AGM presentation  PDF icon Download 2020 CCHA AGM Presentation.pdf (1.04 MB)

2019 CCHA AGM minutes  PDF icon Download CCHA 2019 AGM minutes_draft.pdf (209.48 KB)

2019 CCHA Financial Statements  PDF icon Download Canadian Congential Heart Alliance Dec 2019 - Financial Statements - Final.pdf (228.93 KB)

2020-2021 Board of Directors  PDF icon Download 2020 CCHA Board of Directors_AGM.pdf (308.36 KB)

 

Assemblée Générale Annuelle

Date:       mecredi 24 juin 2020

Heure:     20 h à 21 h 30 HAE

Où:         visioconférence et téléphone...

 

From 2016 to 2018 the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) partnered with 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) across Ontario through funding from the Province of Ontario. Each season, Fearless Physical Activity events were held in London, Ottawa, Thunder Bay or Sudbury and Toronto for all ages and all levels of ability and experience! These events were very successful in creating new connections amongst families living with...

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