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About Us

The Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program and the Diabetes, Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle Program at Toronto Rehab help people live and thrive with heart disease and diabetes.

Each year, our programs help more than 2,400 people make long-lasting lifestyle changes. Our team of specialists is a leader in delivering cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention programs, offering one of the largest, most comprehensive outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs in North America.

If you had a heart attack, heart surgery, valve surgery, an angioplasty, an arrhythmia, angina or other heart conditions, or if you have pre-diabetes or diabetes, our programs can help you:

  • improve your health
  • improve your fitness
  • make lifestyle changes
  • reduce your risk of further heart events (such as a heart attack)
  • prevent, reverse or slow the progression of diabetes

To help more people, Toronto Rehab developed websites that allow us to share our trusted education materials outside of our onsite program. Now people around the world can access accurate health information to help them prevent and manage their chronic disease.

About Cardiac College™

Research shows that people who participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs after experiencing a major heart event lower their risk of dying from another cardiac event by as much as 50 per cent. Whether you are at risk for developing heart disease, or if you have had a heart attack, heart surgery, or other heart event Cardiac College™ will help you learn:

  • what happened to you
  • how your medications work and help you
  • how to make lifestyle changes to take control of your health

Visit Cardiac College™ if you have any of the following conditions:

  • heart attack
  • heart surgery
  • angioplasty
  • heart failure 
  • congenital heart disease
  • other heart conditions (e.g. angina, pacemaker)
  • other vascular conditions (e.g. stroke, peripheral arterial disease)
  • high risk of heart disease (e.g. family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes)

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About Diabetes College™

Diabetes affects 9 million people in Canada. With good control and proper management of diabetes, you can delay or prevent many health problems related to diabetes. Being aware of your of blood glucose levels early and making healthy changes can actually reverse or slow the progression of diabetes and help prevent serious problems.

Diabetes College™ helps you learn:

  • what diabetes is and how it impacts your health
  • how your diabetes medicines work and help you control your blood sugar
  • how to make lifestyle changes to take control of your health

Visit Diabetes College™ »

The Team

Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program
University Health Network – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute


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Paul Oh MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP
Medical Director & GoodLife Fitness Chair

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Nicole Sandison MSc, RKin
Advanced Practice Leader

Valerie Skeffington RKin
Program Manager

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Crystal Aultman MSc, OCT, RKin
Project Manager, Health e-University

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Gabriela Ghisi PT, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Health e-University was developed with the support of our dedicated team of healthcare professionals, patients, Patient Partners, Patient and Family Education committee, and generous donors.