What We Do

The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation provides support for all people affected by pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and is the voice of patients living with PF.

Our focus is to:

  • Educate Canadians about pulmonary fibrosis
  • Support patients and caregivers
  • Raise funds to finance research in order to better understand and find a cure for pulmonary fibrosis
  • Give a voice to families touched by PF

To help Canadians better understand pulmonary fibrosis, the CPFF has created a series of educational programs. These include our Patient Education Guide, our website, our newsletter, and recently, our Patient Charter. The Charter outlines recommendations for provincial governments to improve patients’ overall quality of life, as well as support efforts towards better long-term treatments and ultimately finding a cure.

The CPFF is also dedicated to providing support to all those touched by PF. From our Peer Support programs, to our ‘Take a Breather’ caregiver respite program, we understand the toll PF can take on both the patient and the family, and we are here to help.

Our awareness campaigns, such as our annual #KissIPFGoodbye initiative, focus on raising awareness of PF and calling attention to the challenges faced by those affected. They also support our goal to raise money to fund research. The CPFF works closely with Canadian researchers, and aims to support their efforts to better understand the way PF is diagnosed and treated, and ultimately find a cure.

In the meantime, the CPFF meets with elected and non-elected officials as well as the media on a continual basis to help promote the needs of patients, whether it is fighting for better access to treatment, or improved supportive care.

The CPFF is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Canadians affected by pulmonary fibrosis. To learn more about each our programs, click here.