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.
List of Support Groups in Ontario (as of October 2022)
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 Disease Peer Support Group
Meets virtually via Zoom or dial-in phone. For more info call (416) 864-9911.
Lung Health Foundation’s Lung Cancer Patient Support Group
Meets virtually on zoom on the second Thursday of the month from 1-2pm EST.
The support group is on hold through the summer and will resume in October. If you need support, contact our Lung Health Line at 1-888-344-LUNG (5864).
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)
Next meeting: August 29th
Guest Speaker: Pharmacist, Martin Engel
To sign-up, please email:
Walk-ins welcome. (*)
*registration information to be shared with LHF for inclusion into LHF lung exchange network
Lung Health Support Group
Zoom meeting (contact for details) Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00pm to 2:30pm (ET) Contact Barbara Moore at (289) 440-5899 or email@example.com
Dixie Bloor COPD Support Group
Dixie Bloor Neighborhood Center, Westminster United Church 4094 Tomken Road, Mississauga ON L4W 1J5 Group meets 1st Wednesday of each month from 1:00 – 3:30pm (ET) 905-276-6392 ext. 226 (call first to confirm meeting date) Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
COPD Support Group
Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – 100 Eagle St W, Newmarket, ON L3Y 1J4 Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 – 3:00pm (ET) light refreshments served Contact: Marilyn Sorochan, email@example.com
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
BreathWorks Support Group
Abilities Center Boardroom, 2nd floor
55 Gordon St. Whitby ON L1N 0J2
905-665-8500 ext. 114
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
Pulmonary Rehabilitation (“Second Wind”) and Support Group (”Breathe Easy”)
Six Nations Health Services 1745 Chiefswood Road Ohsweken (near Brantford) ON N01 1M0 Contact: Julie, 519-754-5730
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org + Facebook (Lung Health Support Group), 519-694-3172