canadian health


The folks behind innoviCares like to get outdoors and enjoy the communities in which we live and work to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle. From running on trails near our office to canoeing on the lakes, we’re always looking for new ways to stay healthy and enjoy our beautiful country! Now we want to hear from you: Do you walk the beaches of the East Coast or hike in the Rockies? We want to know!

Stroke is a medical emergency, but recognising the signs can help save a life. If you, or someone with you, is experiencing the signs or symptoms of a stroke, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

Quick – or FAST – action can improve the chances of survival and recovery. If you are experiencing the symptoms, do not drive – an ambulance will get you to the best hospital for stroke care, plus paramedics can provide interim medical attention. 

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in Canada, and the third leading cause of death. Nearly 14,000 Canadians die from stroke each year, with a new stroke occurring every 10 minutes. What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when blood stops flowing to any part of your brain, damaging brain cells. The effects of a stroke depend on the part of the brain damaged and the amount of damage done.


According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, one life is lost to heart disease or stroke every seven minutes: that’s too many! While not everything is preventable, there are ways to reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your heart health. Here are five you can try right now.