About Us

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) (disease of the heart and blood vessels) is a leading cause of death in Canada, but it is preventable and manageable. Up to 80% of premature CVD can be avoided and more effectively managed.

Cardiovascular health involves seven health behaviors (healthy weight, not smoking, physical activity, and healthy eating) and health factors (cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar). The Prevention & Wellness Centre can help you stay well by keeping these in the healthy range.

In Prevention and Wellness, you will find information and resources to help you learn about cardiovascular disease, its causes, how to prevent it, and how to live with it.