NL Heart and Stroke Foundation

1037 Topsail Road
Mount Pearl, NL
A1N 5E9

Contact: Carol Ann Smith             Email:
Tel: (709) 753-8521                     Email:
Fax: (709) 753-3117                    Website:
Resuscitation Certificate and CPR Courses: 1-877-473-0333


The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a volunteer-based health charity that takes on a leading role in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application; the promotion of healthy living; and advocacy.

Target Population:

All ages across the province

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Fighting for prevention

  • Convince governments to protect kids’ health through a nutrition plan.
  • Improving the health of Indigenous peoples. Building skills, trust and partnerships is the first step toward urgently needed health reconciliation.
  • Reduce the impact of high blood pressure through a comprehensive prevention program.
  • Get more kids active through Jump Rope for Heart.

Saving Lives

  • Working to improve emergency response and treatment.
  • Teaching more Canadians to recognize a stroke by promoting the FAST signs of stroke.
  • Increase access to AEDs and train more people to use them.
  • Promote best practices in stroke care and rehabilitation to the healthcare community.

Transforming Recovery

  • Partner with survivors and their care partners, supporting and connecting them to achieve the best recovery and quality of life possible and prevent future events.
  • Reach at least 50% of stroke survivors and 35% of heart disease survivors with their recovery resources.
  • Fund world-leading research on stroke recovery through the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery.
  • Support survivors through programs including Living With Stroke.
    • Living with Stroke is a community-based support and educational program designed for stroke survivors and their care partners. The 6-8 week program will help you gain confidence to manage the challenge of living with stroke, and to meet others going through a similar journey.
    • Meetings are led by either a healthcare professional, trained peers, or a combination of both. They are highly interactive, focused on building skills, sharing experiences and supporting one another.
    • For a current local schedule, call or visit the website of your local office. Newfoundland & Labrador: (709) 753-8521.