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    City of Edmonton Proclaiming CHD Awareness Week  City of Calgary Proclaiming CHD Awareness Week  City of Chestermere Proclaiming CHD Awareness Week

Excited to see Alberta is leading the charge this year, proclaiming CHD Awareness Week in Edmonton, Calgary and Chestermere.

Thanks to our board member Jennifer M for submitting the requests. If you want to help us have even more cities across Canada proclaim CHD Awareness Week 2022, email us at info@cchaforlife.org to get involved!

 

Les villes canadiennes proclament la Semaine de sensibilisation aux cardiopathies congénitales

Je suis ravi de voir que l'Alberta mène la charge cette année, proclamant...

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CCHA is thrilled to announce three exciting virtual events to raise CHD Awareness during Heart Month.

Congenital heart defects affect 1 in 100 births and is the most common birth defect. Congenital Heart Disease is a lifelong illness requiring specialized cardiac care.

VIRTUAL CONCERT

When:     Sunday February 28 at 7:00 - 8:30pm EST

Where:    Online event

Who:       4 talented musicians including Jake Ohanian, Russ Matthews, Tyler Mullendore

What:     Virtual Live concert. (to see our first concert visit https://www.cchaforlife.org/news/music-hearts-1-100-journey-virtual-concert)

Why:      To promote Congenital...

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In October 2020 CCHA in partnership with MacEwan Nurs 424 students conducted a Mental Health survey for Canadians living with CHD. The survey results indicated that an astonishing 88% of adults living with CHD said they had experienced mental health challenges at some point.

As a result, CCHA has compiled a list of mental health resources across Canada, they can be accessed at https://www.cchaforlife.org/mental-health-resources

 

 

Board member Christelle

 

See why our Board Members support CCHA and its mission.

Christelle Roy-Couillard

I was born with a congenital heart defect called ALCAPA. Although I’ve lived with this my whole life, it was only discovered when I was 26 years old. The fact that I lived well into adulthood without a serious outcome was surprising and I feel blessed to have made it through. Since my diagnosis, I’ve been seeing the team at the Toronto General Hospital Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. I had open heart surgery to repair my anomalous coronary artery on November 24, 2014 and due to complications, required a second surgery...

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Registration is now open cancelled for 2023!

Unfortunatey the 2023 Beat Retreat camp has been cancelled due to low applications. However, we will be holding camp in 2024 so keep watch for more details this fall.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones! The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) along with the Beat Retreat is happy to present the 14th annual Beat Retreat camp September 7-10, 2023. 

What is the Beat Retreat?

The Beat Retreat is a fun-filled, four-day annual retreat for adults (18+) living with congenital heart disease (CHD). You’ll have an...

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Date:       Monday June 19, 2023

Time:       7:30-9:00pm EDT

Where:    Virtual - videoconference and phone

2023 AGM Documents

2023 CCHA AGM presentation  PDF icon Download 2023 CCHA AGM Presentation_Final.pdf (2.02 MB)

2022 CCHA AGM minutes   PDF icon Download CCHA 2022 AGM Minutes.pdf (195.45 KB) 

2022 CCHA Financial Statements   PDF icon Download Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance Dec 2022 - Financial Statements - Final.pdf (282.31 KB) 

2023-2024  Board of Directors   PDF icon Download 2023 CCHA Board of Directors.pdf (309.37 KB)

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Assemblée Générale Annuelle

Date:       lundi 19 juin 2023

Heure:     19 h 30 à 21 h HAE

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CHD family picnic in Edmonton, July 9, 2022, for heart defects

 

You are invited to the Congenital Heart Family Picnic in Edmonton, AB

When: Saturday July 9, 2022 11am - 2pm

Who: All children with Congenital Heart Disease and their families

Where: in person at Rundle Park

To register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWPL5jPL0ptaDag6Mof2szqISSlmMC...

Stay up to date through social media with @virtualheartconnection

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/VirtualFontanCamp/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/virtualheartconnection/

For questions, email...

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The Canadian Fontan website is your one stop shop for all things Fontan related, whether you are a health care provider or living with Fontan. Follow the link to find out everything you need to know about Fontan physiology, how far we have come and what we hope for the future.

The Canadian Fontan website and registry is for adults and parents of Fontan children as well as CHD medical professionals. The site includes patient stories, educational resources, registry and notification of research projects. Check it out!

https://canadianfontan.com/

 

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The 2022 Fontan Education Day took place on April 24, 2022. Be sure to check back shortly for information and liks to the content from the Education Day.

Be sure to check out the Canadian Fontan website and patient registry, for individuals and familys of all ages with Fontan  https://canadianfontan.com/

 

 

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Opportunity for small businesses! CCHA will be holding our second annual Virtual Holiday Market between November 22nd and December 5th.

If you are a small business interested in participating and supporting CCHA please contact robbyn@cchaforlife.org by November 12th, 2021.

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