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We all need to breathe. It is essential to human existence and of vital importance to each and every one of us. But we rarely think about the 22,000 daily breaths we take – until we have trouble taking them.
The Lung Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping all Canadians breathe. Our community of donors, patients, researchers, volunteers and professional staff work to ensure Canadians have the healthy lungs, bodies and clean air necessary to breathe. A healthy breath fuels the body and mind. It’s something we should not take for granted.
We help Canadians breathe by:
PROMOTING HEALTHY BREATHING
We promote healthy breathing by fighting for policies that protect our air and educate Canadians about what they can do to promote their own lung health.
SUPPORTING THOSE WITH LUNG DISEASE
We support and advocate for those living with conditions that affect the lungs and the ability to breathe, and fight to challenge the stigma and ignorance that can be associated with lung disease.
FINDING FUTURE SOLUTIONS
Through education and research, we work to turn knowledge into action and find cures to diseases that will deliver a future of better breathing for all.
The Canadian Lung Association was founded in 1900, under the name The Canadian Association for the Prevention of Consumption and Other Forms of Tuberculosis.
We value the investment our donors and supporters make with us. We work hard to ensure that the funds we receive directly benefit our frontline programs and services and critical research initiatives.
Imagine the impact you could have when you combine your experience with a valuable purpose. Learn more about why joining our team will be a breath of fresh air.
The Lung Association press room offers resources to members of the media including our latest news, position statements and interview opportunities.
The Lung Association is governed by a dedicated and diverse volunteer Board of Directors, and managed by an experienced Senior Management Team who live the mission each day and work hard to ensure that all Canadians can breathe.
Read about the impact we are making.