For more than a century, the Ontario Lung Association worked tirelessly to be the recognized leader, voice and primary resource in lung health. Meanwhile, lung disease continued to place a profound burden on patients and their families, and placed a large – and growing – economic burden on every provincial healthcare system across Canada.
Given the staggering gaps we had uncovered in the prevention, diagnosis, and care of lung disease, it became clear that it was time to bring the staff and board of the association together to make some big, bold changes to our approach.
In 2020 and beyond, we are charting a new path forward. We are empowering all Canadians to improve their lung health.
We are the Lung Health Foundation. And lung health starts now!