What We Do

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 University of Ottawa 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.

Through the generous support of the community, the Foundation plays a vital role in ensuring that many of the most critical components of world-class care are available. Funds raised are used for much needed equipment, facilities, patient programs, research and, helping an exceptional team of health care professionals advance cardiovascular care and save lives everyday.


Cynthia Stewart’s Story

When your heart misbehaves.

Cynthia Stewart and her Wonder Woman Power Pack…

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Mary Armour, Lianne and Lyann
Mary Armour’s story

Defibrillator Warrior

A project manager at the MacDonald-Cartier…

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John Herzog
John Herzog’s Story

From a heart too big to a great big heart 

John Herzog’s happy and successful…

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Donna and Greg Connolly’s Story

Newfoundland couple’s story of strength, compassion, and a new heart.

On a typical Saturday night, Greg and Donna…

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