Support Meetings

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

St. Paul’s Hospital
4th Floor, Providence Wing
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: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Feb 12, 2019
  • more to come

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

  • Jul (no meeting)
  • Aug (no meeting)
  • Sep 3, 2019
  • Oct 1, 2019
  • Nov 5, 2019
  • Dec 3, 2019
EDMONTON

Edmonton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

NEW PERMANENT MEETING LOCATION
Edmonton General
11111 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5K 0L4

Contact: Darlene Gallant
780-660-7466
Edmontonpfa@gmail.com

Group meets 3rd Tuesday of every month
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Jun 18, 2019
  • Jul 16, 2019
  • Aug 20, 2019
  • Sep 17, 2019
  • Oct 15, 2019
  • Nov 19, 2019
  • Dec 17, 2019

SASKATCHEWAN

SASKATOON

Saskatoon Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Seniors Health Centre
Market Mall
2325 Preston Ave S,
Saskatoon, SK S7J 2G1

Contact: Peggy McKee
ILD Nurse Clinician
Chronic Disease Management
Royal University Hospital
306-655-6310
Peggy.McKee@saskhealthauthority.ca

Group meets 3rd Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:30 pm

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • Feb 20, 2019
  • Mar 20, 2019
  • Apr 16, 2019
  • May 14, 2019
  • Jun 11, 2019

Manitoba

WINNIPEG

Winnipeg Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

1000 Molson Street
Concordia Place, Multipurpose Room

Map

Paid parking beside the building

Contact:  Debbie Homik, RRT
204-661-7431
dhomik@concordiahospital.mb.ca

Group meets on a Wednesday every other month

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Coffee at 6:30 pm, speaker at 7 pm

IPF Support Group Poster

  • June 26, 2019
  • Sep 11, 2019
  • Nov 13, 2019

ONTARIO

BLENHEIM

Blenheim Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Community Room
Blenheim Community Funeral Home
60 Stanley St.
Blenheim, ON

Contact: Mary-Lou Handysides
mhand2009@live.ca
519-676-5213

Refreshments will be served

Group meets 1st Friday of every month

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Jul 5, 2019
  • Aug 2, 2019
  • Sep 6, 2019
  • Oct 4, 2019
  • Nov 1, 2019
  • Dec 6, 2019
LONDON

London Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Sobey’s Community Room
661 Wonderland North
London, ON N6H 0H9

Please RSVP by contacting Tim Brady either by phone or email if you are interested in attending:
519-652-7254
bradyt215@gmail.com

Refreshments will be served

Group meets 4th Monday of every month

Time:  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

  • Jun 24, 2019
  • July 22, 2019
  • Aug 26, 2019
  • Sept 23, 2019
  • Oct 28, 2019
  • Nov 25, 2019
  • Dec (no meeting)
HAMILTON

Hamilton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Fortino’s Community Room
1579 Main St West
Hamilton, ON  L8S 1E6

Contact:  Stephen Binch
stephen@cpff.ca
289-456-7223

Refreshments will be served

Group meets 2nd Tuesday of every month

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

  • Jul 9, 2019
  • Aug 13, 2019
  • Sept 10, 2019
  • Oct 8, 2019
  • Nov 12, 2019
  • Dec 10, 2019
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

Niagara Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

A support group for those diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Adults and their partners/family members of all afflicted with the disease are welcome, there is no charge to participate.

Program Offerings:
Advocacy, education and moral support in a non-medical environment

Location:

Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
14 Anderson Lane
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Contact:

Jack Rapattoni gianni4244@gmail.com

Doug McEwen doug.mcewen18@gmail.com

Refreshments will be served.

Group meets 3rd Thursday of every month
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Additional Program Information:
We are a growing and vibrant group. We focus primarily on the quality of life for those afflicted with IPF plus family members. Participation in the group is intended to be both uplifting and positive. We try to avoid negative issues preferring, instead, to encourage an exchange of information, ideas, etc. aimed at meaningful improvements in day-to-life for our members.

Dates:

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • Jul 18, 2019
  • Aug 15, 2019
  • Sep 19, 2019
  • Oct 17, 2019
  • Nov 21, 2019
  • Dec 19, 2019
YORK REGION

York Region Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

1061 Nellie Little Cres
Newmarket, ON  L3X 3E3

Contact: Gary Ford
Please RSVP to drgaryford@gmail.com

Group meets 2nd Thursday of every month.
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Jun 13, 2019
  • Jul 11, 2019
  • Aug 8, 2019
  • Sep 12, 2019
  • Oct 10, 2019
  • Nov 14, 2019
  • Dec 12, 2019
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

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.

Take Eaton Building elevator to Floor 1 and follow signs.

  • Jun 25, 2019
  • Jul 23, 2019
  • Aug 27, 2019
  • Sep 24, 2019
  • Oct 22, 2019
  • Nov 26, 2019
  • Dec (no meeting)
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

Group meets last Thursday of every other month
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Jun 27, 2019
  • Jul 25, 2019
  • Aug 29, 2019
  • Sep 26, 2019
  • Oct 31, 2019
  • Nov 28, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK

Moncton

Moncton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

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

NEW: The first meeting is on September 24th, 2019.

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

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

Group meets 4th Tuesday of every month
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Sep 24, 2019
  • Oct 22, 2019
  • Nov 26, 2019
  • Dec (no meeting)

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
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


  • Jul 13, 2019
  • Aug 110, 2019
  • Sep 14, 2019
  • Oct 12, 2019
  • Nov 9, 2019
  • Dec 14, 2019

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)