The Ontario Lung Association
The Canadian Lung Association was founded in 1900, under the name The Canadian Association for the Prevention of Consumption and Other Forms of Tuberculosis. As one of Canada’s first voluntary health organizations, its aim was to provide facilities for the care of TB patients.
Since its founding, The Lung Association has undergone several name changes that reflect the shift in the Association’s work from the treatment of TB to the prevention and control of non-infectious diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and smoke-induced illnesses.
The Ontario Lung Association was incorporated in 1945, and has community offices across the province.
There is still, however, a lot of work to be done and The Lung Association remains dedicated to doing everything possible to improve lung health. Today, our primary work involves medical research, public education and promoting healthy living.