What is Heart Month

Heart Month is an opportunity for individuals, groups, and businesses to take the lead in raising funds and awareness for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. It's giving that goes straight to the heart of care in your community.

The Ottawa Heart Institute's new clinical tower the largest expansion in our more than 40 year history - will open its doors in April 2018. Right now, there is an urgent need to purchase new cardiac equipment for the new facility. If you or someone you love has ever been a patient at the Heart Institute, chances are that equipment purchased through donations and support like yours may saved your life.

You can be a part of Heart Month in a number of ways:

  • participate in an event
  • buy and display a paper heart
  • make a donation that could be matched by a Community Matching Partner
  • Take control of your heart health with the Heart Health Challenge



See last year's Heart Month below.