CANHEART is an academic research team of leading Canadian investigators focused on measuring and improving community-based care for those with cardiovascular risk factors and/or chronic diseases. CANHEART’s research will improve the cardiovascular health of Canadians and stimulate health system changes that will ultimately result in better patient outcomes. The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) in Toronto, Ontario are the coordinating centres for the CANHEART initiative.


CANHEART is funded by a CIHR Foundation Scheme grant, a CIHR/Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Innovative Clinical Trials grant and other peer-reviewed operating grants.

Administrative financial support for the CANHEART study is provided by the Sunnybrook Research Institute.

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