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.

Featured Competition

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TRANSFORM HF Funding Competitions

It’s a great time to be a TRANSFORM HF member! Several funding competitions are now open or coming soon:


Visit our Opportunities page to learn more.

Featured Event

On the Land

Led by Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle, this three-day land-based course will provide TRANSFORM HF members with the opportunity to learn from Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and Indigenous peoples with lived experience of heart failure.

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, the 3Ps (power, privilege, and positionality), the continuum of cultural safety, and the importance of active listening and self-reflection. Dr. Mashford-Pringle will also introduce and discuss historic and contemporary issues that underpin anti-Indigenous racism in healthcare.

Registration is now open, and will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.

Save the Date: On the Land


Thank you to those who joined us in December for an afternoon full of learning, collaborating, and networking. If you weren’t able to join us, here’s what you can expect at future TRANSFORM HF meetings!

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Featured Research

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.