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Why is Stroke Research Important?


of Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Source: CorHealth 2017-22 Strategic Plan


Canadians are living with the effects of stroke, including physical disability and cognitive impairment.

Source: CorHealth 2017-22 Strategic Plan


Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada. Each year, over 13,000 Canadians die from stroke.

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada, "Tracking Heart Disease and Stroke in Canada - Stroke Highlights" (2011)

Every stroke is unique, as is every stroke recovery journey.

The Canadian population is aging, and age is the strongest risk factor for stroke. At the same time,

stroke in younger people is rising - at a rate faster than older adults.

With good rehabilitation and support, all survivors recover to some extent, and Canadians who survive

a stroke can go on to lead full, meaningful lives and prevent subsequent strokes.

March of Dimes Canada is the leader in developing and providing support in the stroke survivor community.