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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1 Million

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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1.4 Million

Hospital stays 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 Seed Grant Competition Now Open!

TRANSFORM HF’s Seed Grants encourage, foster, and support members of our community working collaboratively on research proposals that align with our objectives and expand our network.

One $70,000 grant is available for the 2022 competition.

To learn more, see our Guidelines. To apply, download the Application Form. Apply by December 5, 2022 at 5:00pm EST.

Featured Event

Annual Network Meeting

Join us as we increase connection within the network, build interdisciplinary research capacity, and foster collaboration!

Register by November 29, 2022.

TRANSFORM HF Annual Network Meeting

Featured News


TRANSFORM HF’s 2022 CIHR Health System Impact Fellows: Sarah Lawrason & Samuel Petrie

We are pleased to announce that both TRANSFORM HF’s applicants to the 2022 CIHR Health Systems Impact Fellows competition, Sarah Lawrason and Samuel Petrie, were successful!

Learn more about Sarah, Samuel, and their projects.

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.