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Lung Health Support Groups in Ontario

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with a lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (chronic bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, or asthma

Have you ever wanted to share your own experiences, accomplishments and frustrations in dealing with this disease? A support group can offer you a place to share your thoughts with others, as well as support and empathy only people affected by lung disease can understand. This camaraderie helps you realize that you are not alone in this journey.

At the Lung Health Foundation we understand lung disease. We know that lung disease that can affect many parts of your life. Many people are faced with the emotional and physical challenges of daily living with lung disease.

Starting Your Own Lung Health Support Group

You can learn more about starting a lung health support group and order the booklet over the phone:  1-888-344-LUNG (5864).

List of Support Groups in Ontario (as of February 2024)

Please make sure to call the group contact prior to attending for schedule and location information. You can also call our Lung Health Line 1-888-344-LUNG (5864) to find a support group or a pulmonary rehabilitation program or exercise maintenance program in your community.

Lung Health Foundation’s Lung Health Support Group

Meets virtually via Zoom or dial-in phone. For more info email or call 1-888-344-5864

Kingston IPF Support Group

Meets virtually via Zoom: 2nd or 3rd Friday at 11:00am (ET)
Contact: Lanny Klassen

Canadian Lung Cancer Advocacy – Breathe Hope

A Facebook group composed of a dedicated group of Canadian lung cancer patients and caregivers. At their core, they see the value in having a supportive, collaborative, and sharing community which reaches Canadian LC patients and caregivers from coast to coast. Members of Canadian Lung Cancer Advocacy – Breathe Hope participate in advocacy work with: Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, Lung Cancer Canada, Lung Health Foundation

The Better Breathers

Quinte West Community Health Centre, Trenton, ON. Will start January 2023. Details TBA

Contact: Eric Kruger and Emilie Simard


London and Area Lung Health Support Group

Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00pm (ET) at Boys and Girls Club of London – 184 Horton St. E London, ON
Contact: Karen at + Facebook (Lung Health Support Group), 519-694-3172


The Better Breathers

Belleville Community Health Centre, 161 Bridge St. W. Unit 8, Belleville, ON K8P 1K2

2nd Tuesday of every month from 1-2pm (ET)

Contact: Eric Kruger and Emilie Simard

Every Breath Counts

Thunder Bay, ON Meetings currently on hold. Plan to resume in September 2024.

Group Facebook Page

Lung Health Support Group (Newmarket)

Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – 100 Eagle St W, Newmarket, ON L3X 1A4 Meetings are in Lounge #2 (south west corner of the building) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 – 3:00pm Light refreshments served Contact: Val for additional information at (416) 258-7903

IPF Support Group – Niagara Region

Niagara-On-The-Lake Community Centre 14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Meeting details: The 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:00am Contact: Jack Rappatoni, 905-708-2471

Sault Ste. Marie
Lung Health Support Group
(Powered by Northern Respiratory)

Meets on the last Tuesday of every month from 1:30 – 2:30pm (ET)

YMCA – 235 McNabb St, Sault Ste Marie ON (Racquetball Court)

To sign-up, please email:

and indicate “support group” or

call: 705-253-9333.

Walk-ins welcome. (*)

*registration information to be shared with LHF for inclusion into LHF lung exchange network

Respiratory Support Group

Centre for Pulmonary Rehab 391 Main St. East, North Bay ON P1B 1B3 Meetings currently on hold, planning to resume Fall/Winter 2022-23 Contact: Terry Draper, 705-840-2575

Respiratory After Program Support (RAPS)

West Park Health Care Center
82 Buttonwood Ave. Toronto ON M6M 2J5
Contact: 416-243-3600, ext. 4855, or email