President & CEO
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George Habib joined The Lung Association – Ontario in October 2007 as President & CEO, bringing to the job more than twenty-eight years of leadership experience gained at local, regional, national and international levels in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors.
During his tenure, George has increased the profile of The Lung Association in Ontario and built strong relationships, partnerships and alliances with corporations, Government, non-governmental organizations, and medical and health professional societies to support our work in helping Ontarians breathe.
His leadership in advocacy has resulted in the passage of new legislation such as amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act to further reduce the use of tobacco, and Ryan’s Law which will ensure that students with asthma have ready access to their life-saving medications. Most recently, George has been instrumental in the passage of Bill 71- The Lung Health Act, which lays out a comprehensive approach to tackle lung disease in Ontario.
Through his leadership, The Lung Association has moved out of a period of uncertainty to one of financial stability while making strategic investments in research and programs and services, and elevating the issue of breathing and the Association’s brand. Now, as we embark on a new strategic plan, Breath of Success, 2016-2020, and with strong Board and staff leadership, the organization is poised for growth as we expand our programs and services and engage new communities across the province to support our work in helping Ontarians breathe.
An active participant within the broader Lung federation, George has led a number of initiatives, including the Breathing as One Campaign for Lung Research.
George lives in Mississauga with his wife Sharon, and is the proud father of three children.