across Northern Ontario, our only Aim is to reduce heart diseases by educating people


About 2.4 million Canadian aged 20 years and older live with ischemic heart disease. Heart disease is also the second leading cause of death in Canada, claiming more than 48,000 lives in 2012.

Our mission is to decrease the incidence of heart disease through education and research.

Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others.

The term “heart disease” is often used interchangeably with the term “cardiovascular disease.” Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.

 Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.

 At Northern Hearts our Goal is to :

  •  decrease the incidence of cardiac disease
  •  prevent development of acquired risk factor
  •  do pre-primary (primordial), primary and secondary prevention
  •  equip people with heart disease with knowledge and practical tools, to slow down progression of disease, and to have a better lifestyle
  •  create a community environment for people with cardiac disease to share and support each other
  •  promote cardiac research
 We plan to achieve this by establishing a :
  • sustainable model that is broad community-based
  •  cardiac education division
  •  cardiac research division
  •  respective steering committee for each division
  •  guidelines for Education and research built on the platform of fundraising



Dr. Christopher Lai


Gavin Nelson


Cindy Sakiyama


Pat Carli

Michael Giardetti

Bryan MacKay

Mary Nucci

Karen Ranta