Support Groups

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 November 2021)

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 Phone Support Group

For more info call Jody Hamilton at 416-864-9911 ext. 290 or via email at

Lung Health Foundation’s Lung Cancer Patient Support Group

Meets virtually on the second Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm EST via Zoom. For more info call (416) 864-9911.

Lung Health Foundation’s Lung Cancer Caregivers Group

Meets virtually on the second Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm via Zoom. For more info call (416) 864-9911.

IPF Lung Health Support Group

Fortino’s Community Room
1579 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON L8S 1E6
Contact: Stephen Binch,
Group meets second Tuesday of each month. 7:00pm to 8:30pm (Refreshments will be served)

Lung Health Support Group

Les Chater Family YMCA
356 Rymal Road E., Hamilton Mountain
Community Room “A”
Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Contact Barbara Moore at (289) 440-5899 or

Dixie Bloor COPD Support Group

Dixie Bloor Neighborhood Center, Westminster United Church
4094 Tomken Road, Mississauga ON L4W 1J5
905-276-6392 ext. 226

Every Breath Counts

St. Joseph Care Group
Meetings held at different libraries in Thunder Bay ON P7B 5G7
807-767-2494 / 807-343-2412

COPD Support Group

Newmarket Community Center
200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket ON L3Y 3Y9

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 Thursday of each month at 11:00am (Mori Room)
Contact information: Terry Hardy, (905)346- 3313,

BreathWorks Support Group

Paterson Presbyterian Church
120 Russell St. South, Sarnia ON N7T 3L1

Respiratory Support Group

Centre for Pulmonary Rehab
391 Main St. East, North Bay ON P1B 1B3

The Breathe Easy and Supporters

Six Nations Health Services
1745 Chiefswood Road Ohsweken (near Brantford) ON N01 1M0
226-387-0084 / 519-445-4779 ext. 2297

BreathWorks Support Group

Abilities Center Boardroom, 2nd floor
55 Gordon St. Whitby ON L1N 0J2
905-665-8500 ext. 114

Niagara Community COPD Support Group

Heatherwood Residence
115 Scott St., St. Catharines ON L2N 0A1
905-383-1616 (OLA office)

The Lung Disease Support Group

Unit 2 – 1720 Paris St. Sudbury ON P3E 3C2

Kingston IPF Support Group

Meeting Information:
2nd Friday of the month at the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Health Unit at 221 Portsmouth Avenue from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

(613) 967-8107

COPD Wellness Group

The Quinte West YMCA
50 Monogram PL
Trenton, ON
Adam Hambly

Respiratory After Program Support (RAPS)

West Park Health Care Center
82 Buttonwood Ave. Toronto ON M6M 2J5

COPD Wellness Group

The Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre – 50+ Centre
265 Cannifton Rd
Belleville, ON
Adam Hambly

London and Area Lung Health Support Group

E-mail: + Facebook (Lung Health Support Group)

Phone: 519-694-3172