What is February Heart Month?

By supporting the Heart Institute during February is Heart Month with a donation or by participating in one of the countless fundraising initiatives, you will have a big impact on changing lives - and saving lives - in our community

PLUS, our Corporate Match Champions will match donations ALL MONTH LONG! You can double the impact of your donation.


Supporting life-saving care is at the heart of everything we do.

With an enormous amount of compassionate care and hard work, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute has become a recognized, international leader in cardiovascular care, treatment and research.

The Heart Institute Foundation is the bridge that connects the programs, facilities and people who save lives every day, with the individual and corporate philanthropists in our community.



The Heart Institute was built on the steadfast support of an exceptional donor community. Together, you helped to build a world class facility, fill it with specialized life-saving equipment and recruit the best and brightest scientists to focus on changing the lives of people living with heart disease. Join us on the next exciting journey as physicians and scientists work hand in hand with patients in “bench-to-bedside” clinical research and focus on precision medicine, tailoring treatment to the individual patient and their specific disease.

Support of Heart Month will help to ensure that the Heart Institute will continue to provide the best possible care for patients and their families while shaping the way cardiovascular medicine is practiced now, and in the years ahead. The Heart Institute will always be a special place for healing, learning and caring.

Your support will have a lasting impact on people in our community - changing and saving lives.

Click on View More below to hear about just some of the lives that have been touched by community support like yours:

Card image Steve Pino
Steve Pino

A miracle that gifted a husband, father & grandfather with more time.

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Card image France Constant
France Constant

A mother who is grateful be able to complete her story.

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Card image Brock Thom
Brock Thom

A proposal, a marriage, a gender reveal and a lifesaving surgery.

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Card image Marc Laperle
Marc Laperle

A life saved four times

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