Transform HF

Digital Innovation for Heart Failure Care

TRANSFORM HF aims to build, support, and seed fund a community of engineers, scientists and clinicians who will work in tandem with Indigenous health experts and patients to develop point-of-care diagnostics, wearables, and AI technologies to monitor and proactively treat people with heart failure in their homes – and empower them to be more active in their own care.

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Canadians are living with heart failure

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Days in hospital on average per visit

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New cases are diagnosed each year

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Canadians hospitalized per year

Heart Failure in Canada

Few chronic conditions carry as great a burden as heart failure. Yet its care in Canada is fragmented, low-tech and reactive, with glaring inequities in access, quality of care and patient outcomes. Through collaboration, integration and innovation, our diverse team will dramatically alter the management and trajectory of people with heart failure, bringing new innovations into clinical practice, and improving access to equitable high-quality care.

Together, we will break the barriers faced by Indigenous people and underserved communities. And improve care for all.


Digital tool being used to support pediatric cardiac care.

Register Today: TRANSFORM HF Spring Network Event

Are you passionate about health equity, cutting-edge innovation, and transforming the lived experience of heart failure? You don’t want to miss our Spring Network Meeting!

We are excited to once again bring together our network of clinicians, scientists, trainees, industry reps, community partners, and people with lived experience for a dynamic morning!

You can expect to catch research presentations, panel discussions, networking activities, digital health demonstrations, and a keynote fireside chat with Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith from the Yale School of Medicine.

Space is limited, register today!


Bridging Worldviews to Transform Care

TRANSFORM HF researcher Dr. Sahr Wali has received a CIHR Health System Impact Embedded Early Career Researcher Award. Sahr is one of only 12 awardees across Canada.

Sahr will be working in partnership with rural and urban community organizations to develop a care pathway that provides community-first cardiac care services.

Congrats, Sahr!

Dr. Sahr Wali


U of T Groundbreakers

Our University of Toronto Groundbreakers episode is live! Hear from Dr. Heather Ross, Amika Shah, and Dr. Dan Franklin to learn about some of the important work we are supporting.

Groundbreakers is a multimedia series that features U of T research superstars from the Institutional Strategic Initiatives.

Acknowledgement of Territory

We acknowledge the traditional territories of the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, Anishnawbe, Wendat, Huron, and Haudenosaunee Indigenous Peoples on which our partner institutions stand.

The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We would also like to pay our respects to all our ancestors and to our present Elders.