About Us

Who We Are

The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF) is a registered Canadian charity established to provide hope and support for people affected by pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Our charitable registration # is 850554858RR0001.

We work closely with patients and caregivers, medical experts, and governments. With the support of dedicated volunteers, staff and our sponsors and donors, we aim to achieve our mission and vision.

We’re Breathless for Change

A relatively common “rare” disease, pulmonary fibrosis affects about 30,000 people in Canada. This number is growing. There is no cure, although there are treatments to slow the progress of the disease. The prognosis for PF is still grim, with most individuals dying within three to five years following diagnosis. And diagnosis can be difficult, taking up to a year or more. 

Research is the best prospect for improved treatments and an eventual cure. CPFF offers a community of hope and support to anyone affected by pulmonary fibrosis, so that no one needs to face this disease alone.

CPFF’S Four Pillars of Focus

CPFF Strategic Pillars Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
  1. Support patients and caregivers affected by pulmonary fibrosis;
  2. Educate and raise awareness about pulmonary fibrosis among Canadians;
  3. Raise funds to invest in research; and
  4. Represent Canadians affected by pulmonary fibrosis to governments, healthcare professionals, the media, and the public

Our Vision

A world free of pulmonary fibrosis.

Our Mission

We improve the lives of Canadians living with pulmonary fibrosis by providing compassionate support, leading advocacy, raising awareness, funding research, and inspiring hope.


The CPFF Logo

The CPFF’s logo is an open blue and red fan. The fan itself represents movement of air. The changing colours symbolize the oxygenation of blood that is necessary for survival. Bright red is the colour of oxygenated blood and blue is un-oxygenated blood.

Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Our History

The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF) was established in August 2009 by its Founder Robert Davidson and the first CPFF website launched in February 2010. Learn more about our history.

Robert Davidson CPFF Founder of the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation medical advisory board

CPFF Board of Directors

The CPFF Board of Directors sets policies for the foundation and are responsible for the effective and efficient operations of the organization and for its financial health. The members of the Board are all volunteers and come from diverse backgrounds and different parts of the country. Learn more.

CPFF Medical Advisory Board

The CPFF Medical Advisory Board (MAB) is comprised of some of Canada’s most highly respected respirologists and pulmonary fibrosis specialists. Its primary goal is to support the CPFF’s mission to fund research, provide patient support, and raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis. Learn more.

Doctor drawing image of lungs Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation