Article posted on October 16, 2023

October 16th is World Restart a Heart Day!

In Canada, a cardiac arrest happens every 15 minutes. If you see it happen, you are that person’s best chance to survive. World Restart A Heart day is here – be ready to act, learn the simple steps of Hands-only CPR. Join a worldwide movement of people willing to be difference-makers by learning CPR and how to use an AED.

What is World Restart a Heart Day?

On October 16th we will be celebrating the World Restart a Heart (WRAH) initiative with events all around the world taking place on or around that date. All seven constituent councils of ILCOR (the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) including Heart & Stroke Canada are supporting a global initiative to increase awareness about the importance of bystander CPR and to also increase actual bystander CPR rates worldwide. Visit and World Restart a Heart October 16 2023 ( to learn more.

Find out more

Heart & Stroke Canada Hands-Only CPR Posters (English + Français)

What is Cardiac Arrest? Heart & Stroke Canada

“All citizens of the world can save a life” — The World Restart a Heart (WRAH) initiative starts in 2018 (

World Restart a Heart initiative: all citizens of the world can save a life (

AHS Heart Safe- Educational Resources for Schools

Last Updated: Monday, October 16, 2023

Calgary, Alberta, Canada