Happy Hearts Alliance

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The Happy Hearts Alliance is a partnership between the VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health, St Paul’s Hospital’s Healthy Heart program, and community organizations to provide accessible and closer-to-home cardiac wellness programs.


Happy Hearts programs are for people with or at risk of heart disease.

The Happy Heart Plus and Happy Hearts Maintenance programs offer supervised exercise classes, informative seminars, and guidance from healthcare experts. These services are accessible year-round at participating community centers.

Visit the City of Vancouver website for full details.

Happy Hearts Plus Program

Happy Hearts Plus is a six-month community cardiac wellness program. Services offered include:

  • Case Manager support during program enrollment.
  • Once/week supervised exercise class and education sessions on heart disease, healthy living, exercise and nutrition.
  • Flexi-pass privileges at Vancouver Park Board Locations.

Please have your physician complete the Happy Hearts programs referral form for enrollment.

Happy Hearts Maintenance Program

Recent cardiac rehabilitation program graduates can join a maintenance class offered under the Happy Hearts Alliance. There is no medical or case management, but these classes are led by trained community cardiac fitness instructors. They provide an opportunity for clients to practice and apply lifelong self-management skills they learned during the cardiac rehab program.

For new registrations:

  • Please have your cardiac rehab case manager complete the Happy Hearts programs referral form. The form will be valid for six months.
  • If you have graduated more than 6 months from your cardiac rehab program, you will require a doctor’s note to participate or have your physician complete the physician clearance form.
  • If there has been a serious change in health since your cardiac rehabilitation program graduation, you need a doctor's approval, or have your physician complete the physician clearance form.
  • Registration is available in person at the community centre. On your first day of class, you will be required to present proof of cardiac rehab graduation, a referral form, or physician clearance form.

Referral forms

    • Happy Hearts programs referral form

      Use this referral form for programs Happy Hearts Maintenance and Happy Hearts Plus.

    • Happy Hearts physician clearance form

More information

Please visit the City of Vancouver website for more information about this program including locations and cost.