Since 1976, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) has flourished into Canada’s leading and most distinguished heart health centres for the unparalleled care it provides to its patients, a world-renowned research Institute that brings science from bench to bedside, and the country’s main influencer when it comes to preventing heart disease. Its promise remains the very pillar on which it was built: Always putting patients first.

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation is the bridge that connects the programs, facilities, and people who save lives every day; with individuals, community groups, and corporate philanthropists who want to invest in the future of cardiac care. 

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 innovative patient-centered care, ground-breaking research, state-of-the-art equipment, and education. Together we help an exceptional team of healthcare professionals advance cardiovascular care and save lives every day.


Vice-President, Philanthropy, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
President, University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation




Thank you for giving with heart. You are important to us. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, ideas or to learn more about our work and the priorities of the world-class Heart Institute. The Foundation team is a close-knit group of professionals, with a wide range of skills, here to support the philanthropic needs of the Heart Institute, and to assist you in your giving.  




Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who work together to guide the vision and
values of the Heart Institute Foundation.


Financial Statement

March 31, 2023

Annual Report

2022 – 2023

Annual Report

2021 – 2022

Financial Statement

March 31, 2022

Foundation Connection

Winter 2022

Foundation Connection

Winter 2021

Foundation Connection

Summer 2023

Annual Report

2020 – 2021

Financial Statement

March 31, 2021

Foundation Connection

Spring 2022


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For general information about the Foundation or to make
a donation, please call 613-696-7030.

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The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation takes privacy and security seriously. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us online.

All transactions, including donations and purchases, are processed using secure systems. Personal information is never shared with or sold to outside organizations.

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