Support Meetings

IMPORTANT: Because of COVID-19, CPFF is cancelling all in-person support groups meeting until further notice. For those who would like the option of conducting a virtual support group meeting, please contact Sharon Lee at sharon@cpff.ca


The following ILD/PF Support Groups meet on a regular basis.

If you’re interested in starting a support group and would like more information, please check out the Patient Education & Support Group Toolkit

BRITISH COLUMBIA

VANCOUVER

Vancouver Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Conference Level 1 – Health Sciences Library Boardroom
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

Contact: Fran Schooley
604-806-8818 press 2
FSchooley@providencehealth.bc.ca

Group meets on Tuesday every other month
per posted schedule
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Nov 19, 2019, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM SPH 1550 *
  • Dec 10, 2019, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM  SPH 1550 *
  • Feb 11, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM SPH 1550 *
  • Apr 14, 2020, CANCELLED
  • Jun 23, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM  SPH 1550 *
VANCOUVER ISLAND

Vancouver Island Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Meetings are monthly
First Monday of every month

Contact: Dr. Holly Smith
Email address: hollyjeans@shaw.ca
Phone#: 250-245-3100

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Meeting location:
Room P1021
200 Dufferin Crescent,
Nanaimo, BC V9S 2B7

 

(co-leader: Martha Hardy mjhardy@shaw.ca)
  • Dec 2, 2019
  • Jan 6, 2020
  • Feb 3, 2020
  • Mar 3, 2020
  • Apr 6, 2020*
  • May 4, 2020
  • Jun 1, 2020
  • July 6, 2020
  • Aug 3, 2020
  • Sep 3, 2020
  • Oct 3, 2020
  • Nov 2, 2020
  • Dec 7, 2020

* Room 2020 on April 6 only

ALBERTA

CALGARY

Calgary Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

East Calgary Health Centre
4715 8 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2A 3N4

Contact: Kirk Mathison, RN
403-956-2813
kirk.mathison@albertahealthservices.ca

Group meets 1st Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

CPFSG brochure

    • Jan 7, 2020
    • Feb 4, 2020
    • Mar 10, 2020
    • Apr 7, 2020
    • May 5, 2020
    • Jun 2, 2020
    • Jul (no meeting)
    • Aug (no meeting)
    • Sep 1, 2020
    • Oct 6, 2020
    • Nov 3, 2020
    • Dec 1, 2020
  • 1061 Nellie Little Cres
    Newmarket, ON  L3X 3E3*Contact: Gary Ford
    Please RSVP to drgaryford@gmail.comGroup meets 2nd Thursday of every month.
    Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.*New location coming soon
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    • Jan 9, 2020
    • Feb 13, 2020
    • Mar 12, 2020
    • Apr 9, 2020
    • May 14, 2020
    • Jun 11, 2020
    • Jul 9, 2020
    • Aug 13, 2020
    • Sep 10, 2020
    • Oct 8, 2020
    • Nov 12, 2020
    • Dec 10, 2020
  • ONTARIO

    TORONTO

    Toronto Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

    Toronto General Hospital
    585 University Ave
    1st Floor Eaton South Building
    (Elizabeth Street Entrance)
    Conference Room 450a
    Toronto, ON M5G 2N2
    Take Eaton Building elevator to Floor 1 and follow signs.

    Contact: Mandy Ettinger
    Please RSVP to mandy.ettinger@uhn.ca

    Group meets 4th Tuesday of every month
    Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If a speaker is to present, this will be announced at least 2 weeks prior to the date.

    • Jan 28, 2020
    • Feb 25, 2020
    • Mar 31, 2020 note: not the 4th Tues due to scheduling
    • Apr 28, 2020
    • May 26, 2020
    • June 23, 2020
    OTTAWA

    Ottawa Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

    The Ottawa Hospital General Campus
    7th Floor Cancer Assessment Centre
    501 Smyth Rd
    Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6

    Contact:  Elizabeth Wiseman RN, CRE, Clinical Administrator – Respirology
    613-737-8899 ext. 75970
    ewiseman@toh.ca

    • Nov 28, 2019

    For future meeting dates, please contact Elizabeth Wiseman to join the mailing list.

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    Moncton

    Moncton Pulmonary Fibrosis Education and Support Group

    Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre
    Salle Acadie, 2nd floor
    330 Université Ave,
    Moncton, NB E1C 2Z3

    This is a bilingual support group meeting of patients and caregivers.

    Download the poster

    Contact: Amanda Babineau
    506-869-2839
    amanda.babineau@vitalitenb.ca

    • May 21, 2020 – 1pm
    • June 15, 2020 – 1pm
    • July 16, 2020 – 10am
    • Aug 13 – 1pm
    • Sep 14 – 1pm
    • Oct 15 – 1pm
    • Nov 16 – 10am
    • Dec 15 – 10am

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

    Stratford

    Stratford Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

    Stratford Town Hall
    234 Shakespeare Dr,
    Stratford, PE C1B 2V8

    Battery Point Room
    Enter the door under the big clock and the meeting is the room on your left.

    This is strictly a support group meeting of patients and caregivers.

    Contact: Rosemary Matthews
    902-626-7014
    arsenault45@hotmail.com

    Group meets 2nd Sunday of every month (once per month)
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    • Jan 12, 2020
    • Feb 9, 2020
    • Mar 8, 2020
    • Apr 12, 2020
    • May 10, 2020
    • June 14, 2020
    • July 12, 2020
    • Aug 9, 2020
    • Sep 13, 2020
    • Oct 11, 2020
    • Nov 8, 2020
    • Dec 13, 2020

    NOVA SCOTIA

    HALIFAX

    Halifax Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

    The Canada Games Centre
    26 Thomas Raddall Drive
    Halifax, NS B3S 0E2

    Contact: Jerry Craig
    902-435-7794
    dentalh725@gmail.com

    Group meet 3rd Wednesday of every month
    Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    • Jun 19, 2019
    • Jul 17, 2019
    • Aug 21, 2019
    • Sep 18, 2019
    • Oct 16, 2019
    • Nov 20, 2019
    • Dec 18, 2019
    SYDNEY

    Sydney Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

    200 Churchill Drive
    Heart and Lung Wellness Center offices
    Membertou, NS  B1S 0H5

    Contact: Pat Popwell

    Group meets last Thursday of every month
    Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    • Jun 27, 2019
    • Jul 25, 2019
    • Aug 29, 2019
    • Sep 26, 2019
    • Oct 24, 2019
    • Nov 28, 2019
    • Dec 2019 (no meeting)