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Lung Health Foundation Appoints Donna Cansfield As New Chair of Board of Directors

The Lung Health Foundation (LHF) (, Canada's leading non-profit lung health organization, today announced new appointments to its Board of Directors, reinforcing its commitment to improving lung health for all Canadians.
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The Importance of Clean Air and Your Lungs

Air pollution is a major public health concern. It has been linked to increased instances of breathing problems, higher rates of hospitalization, and premature death. According to Health Canada, air pollution contributes to approximately 15,300 deaths annually in Canada and incurs a total economic cost of $120 billion each year. These staggering statistics underscore the urgent need to prioritize clean air initiatives. 
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Introducing the Hope Innovation Research Grants: A New Era for Lung Health Research

Januarys are always busy at the Lung Health Foundation. From helping patients manage flare-ups to supporting those aiming to quit smoking, our work never stops. Amid this activity, a phone call brought news that would change our future: a generous bequest from Lloyd Alexander Hope, making history as our second-largest donation ever.  
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More than one million Canadians are living with COPD and don’t know it

Have you read our whitepaper, Helping the Missing Million?

Our initial findings show that more awareness around chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including its risk factors and symptoms, is a gap that urgently needs to be filled. 

The final outcomes of Helping the Missing Million, which includes a national and provincial scorecard, will allow the Lung Health Foundation to better shape an environment that will support improved diagnosis and treatment for those living with COPD.

Make An Impact

Take Action As An Advocate

Help us light a fire under policy makers to ensure that lung health is made a top priority and given the funding it deserves. By signing petitions, emailing your MP, or attending events, you can help blow away the obstacles that stand in the way of better breathing.   

Supporting those with lung Disease

Our narrowed focus is on filling the gaps around COPD, Lung Cancer, and Asthma. Working hand in hand with healthcare professionals we have developed a plethora of resources to help Canadians breathe easier.  

Finding Future Solutions

With your support the Lung Health Foundation continues to fund some of the smartest minds around as they work tirelessly to transform people’s lives. Breathtaking stuff.  

Building Awareness

We’re taking a unique approach using all the technology available to us to reach out to Canadians from all age groups in an effort to build awareness around Asthma, COPD, and Lung Cancer. 

Bev's Story

When Bev Black took a drag on her first cigarette back in 1964, she was oblivious to the risks. After all, just about everyone smoked in those days…

It was in the workplace, in restaurants, at the movie theatre and even in the hospitals. By the time she quit smoking the damage had already been done. As a COPD patient who has also been struck down a few times with pneumonia, the quality of Bev’s life, like millions of others, has been severely compromised.

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