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CCHA is partnering with 3D Heart Project.

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...

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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!

Event Description

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

Karen Vecchio MP reading statement for CHD Awareness Week in House of Commons virtually

 

#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.

https://fb.watch/3Qga8qeI42/

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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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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

 

 

Board member Christelle

 

See why our Board Members support CCHA and its mission.

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...

CHD family picnic in Edmonton, July 9, 2022, for heart defects

 

You are invited to the Congenital Heart Family Picnic in Edmonton, AB

When: Saturday July 9, 2022 11am - 2pm

Who: All children with Congenital Heart Disease and their families

Where: in person at Rundle Park

To register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWPL5jPL0ptaDag6Mof2szqISSlmMC...

Stay up to date through social media with @virtualheartconnection

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/VirtualFontanCamp/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/virtualheartconnection/

For questions, email...

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The Canadian Fontan website is your one stop shop for all things Fontan related, whether you are a health care provider or living with Fontan. 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.

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/

 

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