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...
Congratulations to Dr. Carolina Escudero and her 3D Heart project team for winning the $10,000 viewers choice prize from WCCHNs 2022 BoostUP competition!
CCHA is excited to annouce we have partnered with the 3D Heart Project, an innovative cardiac project whose vision is to improve understanding for children, adults and their families of their heart defect and diagnosis by creating an open and freely accessible educational resource using 3D models. Education and access to CHD resources for individuals and families and trainees is vital to being engaged...
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...
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! RSVPEXTENDED! Register by January 22, 2022 – Space is Limited!
Join us on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 9am – 3pm (Mountain Time) for the second Western Canadian...
#CHDAwarenessWeek may be over but we continue to work year-round to improve #CHD resources, support, and research.
Special appreciation goes to Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament (Elgin-London-Middlesex) for her statement in the House of Commons recognizing Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week (Feb 7-14) and supporting Canadian families living with Congenital Heart Disease.
Karen Vecchio, MP is Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition.
We are excited to annouce the 1st Pan-Canadian Virtual Fontan Heart Camp: November 26, 2022: 9 am - 3 pm (MT) with Virtual Heart Connection!
Organized in association with the Pediatric Cardiology team at the Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, AB.
The goal is to connect children who have had a Fontan operation to others similar to them through this FREE, 1-day event via fun activities such as games, arts & crafts, cookie decorating, Fontan testimonies and answering any questions you may have about your heart. You will receive an activity package to do together on the day prior to the...
The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance launched their children's book "Penelope goes for her heart checkup" in February 2021.
This illustrated book for children ages 5-8, follows Penelope - a young girl - as she travels to the hospital for her ‘heart checkup’. Reading this story with your child a few days before their ‘heart checkup’ will assist in preparing them for their visit with the 'Heart Team'.
The Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Data Center takes pride in their research and it would not be possible without the annual participation of the patients and families enrolled in their studies. Please click on the banner to be part of their team and to join their community.