Resuscitation Program

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Heart & Stroke AED National Program

Thank you for your interest in installing an AED in order to make your community or facility a safer place.

From 2013 to 2016, with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Heart & Stroke installed 3,234 AEDs in rinks, arenas and recreation centres from coast to coast and trained 25,360 Canadians how to respond to cardiac arrest.

This program has come to a close, and we do not currently have funding available for placement of this life-saving equipment. We remain committed to making AEDs as common as fire extinguishers, however, and encourage you to look for funding opportunities through groups, businesses or associations in your area. We maintain a comparison chart of various AEDs currently on the market on our website to help you find the one best suited to your facility and needs.

Heart & Stroke will continue to look for opportunities and initiatives to place AEDs in publicly accessible locations and we support all efforts to achieve this.


Restarting a heart, bringing back life

Foundation program which advocates for widespread access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and the importance of learning CPR.  Thanks to the financial support of major donors, including the Boston Pizza Foundation and the Cowan Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation installs AEDs and provides free CPR and AED training in public places throughout Canada.  The program aims to reinforce the Survival Chain™ in communities throughout the country, in an effort to improve the survival rates of cardiac arrest victims.