Manulife is committed to helping Canadians live healthy and active lives. By raising awareness of heart-related health issues and risk factors, we are empowering Canadians to make decisions that will help them be healthier and live longer.

Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart

Manulife is the title sponsor of the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart, the flagship event of the Heart & Stroke Foundation. In 2019, more than 12,500 walkers and cyclists raised over $5 million for life-saving heart and stroke research. Team Manulife – more than 400 employees, family and friends – collectively raised more than $150,000.

Heart & Stroke Women’s Initiative

Manulife is a proud Founding Partner of the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Women’s Initiative. Heart disease and stroke is the #1 cause of premature death for women in Canada.  Yet, two thirds of heart disease and stroke clinical research is focused based on men. Women are under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated, and dying unnecessarily.

Since its launch in 2019, Manulife has helped raise money to help close the research gap.

RedDAY, presented by Manulife

Every year, on a designated day in June, Manulife employees and community members in Kitchener-Waterloo are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness of women’s heart health and support the Regional Cardiac Care Centre at St. Mary’s General Hospital.          

Manulife has been a proud supporter of this event since its inception in 2013. In 2019, RedDAY raised more than $500,000.

Montreal Clinical Research Institute

Together, Manulife and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) aim to make lives better through two initiatives:

  • The IRCM Challenge: a run and walk at Mount Royal, to raise funds for Canadians’ heart health
  • Scholarships to IRCM’s Masters and Doctorate students to support the future of cardiac research.