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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...

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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...

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Happy Heart Month 2022 from the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA)!

This year our Heart Month campaign focuses on the number four - 4 chambers in the heart; 4 weeks in February; 4 values in our mission. We advocate for and enrich the lives of people with congenital heart disease (CHD) through awareness, education, research and support. And this month, we've got a line-up of engaging events and campaigns 4 you!

This month we will make announcements, introduce #hastag challenges, launch new resources, and host family activities and more. Stay tuned to see how we have #CanadaLitRed4CHD to...

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CCHA is pleased to partner with Virtual Heart Connection for their 2nd annual Virtual Fontan Heart Camp. 

To register https://forms.gle/W8rgkjNAzpAX5wVW6

Event Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Event Time: 9am – 3pm (Mountain Time)
Event Agenda: View Agenda Here
Event Location: Online
Eligibility: Children between the ages of 8-15 who had Fontan surgery and are followed by a cardiologist anywhere in Canada!
RSVP EXTENDED! Register by January 22, 2022 – Space is Limited!

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Join us on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 9am – 3pm (Mountain Time)
for the second Western Canadian...

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    City of Edmonton Proclaiming CHD Awareness Week  City of Calgary Proclaiming CHD Awareness Week  City of Chestermere Proclaiming CHD Awareness Week

Excited to see Alberta is leading the charge this year, proclaiming CHD Awareness Week in Edmonton, Calgary and Chestermere.

Thanks to our board member Jennifer M for submitting the requests. If you want to help us have even more cities across Canada proclaim CHD Awareness Week 2022, email us at info@cchaforlife.org to get involved!

 

Les villes canadiennes proclament la Semaine de sensibilisation aux cardiopathies congénitales

Je suis ravi de voir que l'Alberta mène la charge cette année, proclamant...

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Iconic buildings all across Canada are lighting up red for CHD Awareness Week!

Feb 7 - High Level Bridge - Edmonton AB https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/schedule_festivals_events/lig...

Feb 7 - BC Place - Vancouver BC  https://www.facebook.com/BCPlaceStadium/posts/5594016120624553

Feb 9 - Calgary Tower - Calgary AB  https://www.calgarytower.com/about/light-shows/lighting-schedules/

Feb 12-14 - London City Hall, JA Taylor building, Canada Life building and RBC Place Convention Centre - London ON

Feb 14 - CN Tower - Toronto ON https://www.cntower.ca/en-ca/home.html#earthcams

Feb...

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CCHA is thrilled to announce three exciting virtual events to raise CHD Awareness during Heart Month.

Congenital heart defects affect 1 in 100 births and is the most common birth defect. Congenital Heart Disease is a lifelong illness requiring specialized cardiac care.

VIRTUAL CONCERT

When:     Sunday February 28 at 7:00 - 8:30pm EST

Where:    Online event

Who:       4 talented musicians including Jake Ohanian, Russ Matthews, Tyler Mullendore

What:     Virtual Live concert. (to see our first concert visit https://www.cchaforlife.org/news/music-hearts-1-100-journey-virtual-concert)

Why:      To promote Congenital...

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In October 2020 CCHA in partnership with MacEwan Nurs 424 students conducted a Mental Health survey for Canadians living with CHD. The survey results indicated that an astonishing 88% of adults living with CHD said they had experienced mental health challenges at some point.

As a result, CCHA has compiled a list of mental health resources across Canada, they can be accessed at https://www.cchaforlife.org/mental-health-resources

 

 

Canadian Fontan Website and Registry
 
Welcome to your one stop shop for all things Fontan related, whether you are a health care provider or patient.
Follow the link to find out everything you need to know about Fontan physiology, how far we have come and what we hope for the future. #CanadianFontan
 

The Canadian Fontan website and registry is for adults and parents of Fontan children as well as CHD medical professionals. The site includes patient stories, educational resources, registry and notification of research projects. Check it out!

https://canadianfontan.com/

 

 

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.

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