Every 7 minutes someone in Canada dies from heart disease, and South Asians are at a risk higher than any other ethnic group in the country.

SANSAR, the South Asian Network Supporting Awareness & Research, is a non-profit organization that is committed to promoting cardiovascular health for the South Asian population through community awareness, research, education and clinical initiatives. 

Some of the free programs that we offer include:

  • South Asian Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Clinic
  • Mera Dil (My Heart) Risk Management classes
  • BREATHE, providing free smoking cessation counselling
  • Yoga Classes for the community
  • Kids@HeArt 

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Young Investigator Award

We are pleased to  announce the winner of the 2019 SANSAR - Burgundy Young Investigator Award: Dr. Maneesh Sud.

Research Study: Recalibration of the Framingham and Pooled Cohort Risk Equations in a Canadian Cohort:The Impact of South Asian Ethnicity on Model Performance.

The 2018 and 2019 YIA awards will be presented at SANSAR’s 5th annual fundraising gala on June 7, 2019 at Paramount EventSpace.

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SANSAR Slide Kit


SANSAR developed a slide kit to educate healthcare professionals on the growing epidemic of cardiovascular disease and diabetes faced by the South Asian population.


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Visit our South Asian Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Clinic for one-on-one consultations with South Asian doctors to determine your risk level for heart disease and diabetes. Learn more.


3 Conestoga Drive Suite 301 Brampton ON L6Z 4N5    905-452-6213    905-456-8885