The promise of a healthy heart
On November 20, 2014
we launched an initiative that will forever change heart research.

THE TED ROGERS CENTRE FOR HEART RESEARCH
is a fitting legacy to the pioneering spirit of its namesake.

On behalf of every Canadian, our heartfelt thank you to the Rogers family.

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An Unprecedented Gift

With the goal to significantly reduce heart failure in Canada over the next decade and beyond, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto (U of T) announced the creation of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research (the Centre) on November 20, 2014.

The Centre is funded by an unprecedented donation of $130 million from the Rogers family – the largest monetary gift ever made to a Canadian health care initiative. The donation will be matched with $139 million in additional funds combined from SickKids, UHN, and U of T for a total investment of $269 million.

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research will transform and dramatically improve the future of heart health for children, adults and their families.

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The power of collaboration in the pursuit of excellence

The state of the heart in Canada

  • 1 in 5
    Canadians over the age of 40 have a risk of developing heart failure
  • 1 million
    Canadians are living with heart failure
  • 50,000
    new cases of heart failure are diagnosed each year in Canada
  • 1.4 million
    hospital stays per year are due to heart failure
  • 2.1 years
    The median survival rate for heart failure patients
  • $2.3 billion
    The annual cost for managing moderate and severe heart failure patients in Canada

THE PARTNERSHIP THAT UNITES THREE WORLD-CLASS
INSTITUTIONS IS WHAT MAKES THE CENTRE UNIQUE

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We will push the boundaries

of scientific discovery, through innovation and unprecedented collaboration to address and eradicate the significant heart health issues that endanger the lives of children and adults today.

We will challenge the next generation

of heart specialists and health technology innovators to think beyond what is possible today to set a new landscape for heart health in Canada and around the world.

We will bring hope

through exceptional clinical care driven by world-leading research that will build a new future each and every day and change lives forever.