Since 1954, the Montreal Heart Institute has mobilized a tight-knit community around one goal: to protect sensitive hearts.
A community that includes courageous patients, ambitious experts, generous allies and donors, including some of the country’s biggest philanthropists. Many have been involved with the Institute since its very beginnings while others are helping it reach new summits of excellence.
“No one has done this before.” This sentence has always motivated the Institute’s professionals who have helped it quickly become a pioneer in cardiovascular medicine. For instance, it is where the first adult heart transplant in Canada took place in 1968. It is also Canada’s first health care facility to be accredited by the WHO as an official Health Promoting Hospital.
A flame that burns brighter than ever
The holder of Canada’s only Research Chair in Precision Medicine and Data Analysis, the Institute has developed a world-renowned research centre. Not only is it the first facility to be exclusively dedicated to cardiovascular diseases, it is also the country’s first specialized teaching centre and Quebec’ largest centre for preventive medicine.
The Institute has been able to build a unique ecosystem where cutting-edge technology contributes to the betterment of human life because behind the disease, there is always a patient. That’s why the Institute continues to fight every day against the world’s leading cause of death.
Surrounded by the right allies
The Institute can count on major allies to pursue its mission.
In fact, donors and partners play a key role in the fight against cardiovascular diseases. Every year, more than 26,000 big-hearted individuals provide their support to the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation.
In 2019-2020, $25.7 million was raised and donated to the Institute:
- $2.4 million for prevention
- $3.3 million for technological innovation
- $0.8 million for teaching
- $3.4 million for special projects, and
- $15.6 million for research projects.
Contributions from its generous network of collaborators and philanthropists are as essential to the Institute as a healthy heart is to a patient. They are what keeps the Institute turned to the future. They are what keeps the Institute able to innovate.
Innovating by supporting the work of professionals and researchers who are laying the groundwork for the cardiovascular medicine of the future.
Innovating by training hundreds of interns every year. As a university teaching hospital, the Institute has welcomed more than 700 of them, including 157 residents in medicine and 32 fellows.
Innovating by improving care and prevention, by purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment to develop new treatments, and by better planning surgical interventions.
Innovating to do more. To do better.
Dedicated to the cause
The Montreal Heart Institute is committed to its legacy of rigour, vision, and innovation – mobilizing values that have stood the test of time. Its extended family is a source of collective strength and immense pride for Montrealers.
In difficult times when it might seem easier to avert your eyes rather than extend your hand, our community comes together for the cause. A community that supports, gives, and deploys its superhuman efforts to provide hope to the most vulnerable among us. Our courageous, generous community always does all it can to support breakthroughs in cardiovascular medicine in order to save more lives.
The future of cardiovascular medicine is here.