Who We Are & What We Do
Heart & Stroke NB leads the fight against heart disease and stroke
Since 1966 the Heart & Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick has led the fight against heart disease and stroke right here, at home.
Active in communities across the province, Heart & Stroke NB is sustained by the commitment of our volunteers and donors. It is those commitments that allow us to continue to pursue our mission to promote health, save lives and enhance recovery in
Heart & Stroke NB is the only provincial foundation that operates independently from Heart & Stroke Canada.
Learn more about some of our programs and services below.
A no charge, accessible health coaching program for adults in New Brunswick, Live Well | Bien Vivre supports clients throughout their wellness journey. Health Coaches meet in person or virtually to focus on building the skills needed to create achievable goals that result in healthy lifestyle changes.
Live Well | Bien Vivre
Heart & Stroke NB has established the Cardiovascular Research Endowment which is a fund that is focused on providing support for New Brunswick based cardiovascular research. To date this fund had already provided financial support and endorsement to researchers in our province as we continue to lead the fight against heart disease and stroke.
Heart & Stroke NB's annual provincial Stroke Conference provides continuing education to healthcare providers across the province. This conference works to bring together a leading group of stroke experts from across the country to share their knowledge and experience in stroke best practice and care.
Promote Health Facts
More than 1 in 3 elementary schools in New Brunswick have participated in the Heart Healthy Schools program, which has impacted approximately 30,000 students so far.
In 2022 75% of Live Well | Bien Vivre clients reported they learned how to set realistic goals and felt empowered to self-motivate.
Heart & Stroke NB is a founding member of the New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition, which is focused on action for smoke-free living in New Brunswick.
Save Lives Facts
Heart & Stroke NB trains 900 New Brunswickers First Aid & CPR each month.
The Restart a Heart program has placed 530 AEDs throughout the province, which have saved 21 lives.
Polling from our 2022 FAST campaign shows that 8 in 10 New Brunswickers know to cal 9-1-1 when a stroke occurs.
Enhance Recovery Facts
The Stroke Navigation program has helped more than 100 individuals living with Stroke.
Heart & Stroke NB has partnered with Bell Aliant Pioneers to provide over 400 Heart Pillows to New Brunswickers undergoing ope heart surgery.
In 2022, more than 600 health professionals registered for our annual Stoke Conference.