The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a world leader in treatment and research dedicated to healing heart disease today and eliminating it within our children's lifetimes. Driven to excel by the needs of its patients and inspired by a supportive community of volunteers and donors, its focus is eradicating a disease which affects one in three people. The Heart Institute is advancing towards a cure and providing treatments that help today's heart patients to live active and healthy lives. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation is an independent organization connecting communities to the work of the Heart Institute by developing channels for fundraising and philanthropic support. Inspired, motivated and driven by the objectives of the Heart institute, the Foundation is managed and run through its own board of directors and staff.