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The Canadian Lung Association


Our reason for being can be summed up in one word: BREATHE 


Breathing is what unites us, what inspires us and it's what keeps our community of physicians, scientists, clinicians, educators, administrators, volunteers and donors so committed—whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, teaching kids about the dangers of tobacco, or fighting for clean air.

The Canadian Lung Association is the leading organization in Canada working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. We do this by funding vital research, pushing for improved treatments, smarter policies, or supporting patients in managing their health.

Every day, we roll up our sleeves and grapple with the challenges of everything from asthma to the environment. We are the go-to resource for patients, their families, caregivers, health professionals and the general community.

At a national level, we provide trusted and reliable information online, lead advocacy and awareness efforts and a national research program.

Non-profit and volunteer-based, we depend on donations from the public to support our mission.

Our vision

All people free of lung disease.

Our mission

To lead nation-wide and international lung health initiatives to prevent lung disease and help people manage lung disease and promote lung health.

Our partners

Who we work with

Our history

From 1900 to today

Our annual reports

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