National Program

Proudly hosted by the Canadian Women's Heart Health Alliance and funded by the Canadian Women's Heart Health Centre, we are excited to present the National Program for Wear Red Canada on February 13. Hear from Canadian women’s heart health experts and advocates from the comfort of your own home or workplace!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

British Columbia Presents: Her Heart and Brain Matters!

At the end of this session, participants will be able to describe why heart and brain health matters to women and in particular how education, research, advocacy, prevention, and rehabilitation strategies continue to improve women's heart and brain health in Canada.

Moderated by:

Amber Belzer


Atlantic Provinces Present: Mental Health: COVID Impact on Cardiovascular Disease

By the end of the session, participants will learn from clinicians, patients, and researchers about the impact the COVID pandemic has had on mental health, stroke and cardiac rehabilitation programming, and new opportunities for virtual cardiovascular care.

Moderated by:

Dr. Sharon Mulvagh

Québec Presents: Physical Fitness, Nutrition, and Stress Management (in French, parts bilingual)

By the end of the session, participants will be able to explain the importance of physical activity, eating healthy, and managing stress for overall heart-healthy living.
*Please note, the first 25 minutes are an exercise video (bilingual), followed by an interview with a psychologist (in French), and nutritionist (in French). English subtitles coming soon!

Moderated by:

Dr. Christine Pacheco

Ontario Presents: Cardiovascular Prevention, Rehabilitation, Treatment and Support for Women with Heart Disease   

By the end of the session, participants will be able to describe the various programs and initiatives available at University Health Network, Science North, and the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre aimed at educating and supporting women with cardiovascular disease.

Moderated by:

Dr. Kerri-Anne Mullen


Manitoba and Saskatchewan Present: Living with SCAD

By the end of this session, participants will be able to recall the pathophysiology, recognize the unique risk factors and presentations of SCAD in women, and understand the physical and emotional impact. They will also learn about the education and supports required to support women living with SCAD, and realize current gaps in acute care and community support.

Moderated by:

Nicola Little


Alberta and Nunavut Present: Sex, Gender, and Cardiovascular Disease Throughout the Lifespan

By the end of this session, participants will be able to explain the difference between “sex” and “gender”, describe the impact of both sex and gender on cardiovascular health in women, and lastly, recognize the cardiovascular implications of various stages of a woman’s reproductive life.


Dr. Sandi Dumanski
Dr. Kara Nerenberg
Dr. Sofia Ahmed
Dr. Colleen Norris

Moderated by:

Dr. Sandi Dumanski


Other Resources and Events

Libin Cardiovascular Institute's Dance your heart out for women's heart health

February 13, 2021, 1:00 - 2:30pm MT

Join Deanne Robertson, founder and CEO of A Divine Expression, and dance your heart out for women’s heart health.   

Register Here


Women's Heart Health Quiz - Test your Knowledge!

The following  quiz was created by a team of passionate healthcare professionals to generate awareness and improve education in the general public and medical community about women's heart health. Celebrate Wear Red Canada day on Feb 13th and Wear Red. We believe that informed women are empowered women. Learning about heart health can help women to advocate for their own health, and the health of their loved ones. Try it, enjoy learning and enhance your knowledge!

Test your knowledge