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

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

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
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

Community 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 2nd Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • Feb 11, 2020
  • Mar 10, 2020
  • Apr 14, 2020
  • May 12, 2020
  • Jun 9, 2020

Saskatchewan Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group Meetings 2020

Manitoba

WINNIPEG

Winnipeg Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

1000 Molson Street
Concordia Place, Multipurpose Room

Map

Paid parking beside the building

Contact:  Debbie Homik, RRT
204-955-8100
winnipeg.ipf@gmail.com

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Coffee at 1:00 pm, speaker at 1:30 pm

IPF Support Group Poster

  • Jan 23, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
  • May 21, 2020
  • June 18, 2020
  • Nov 19, 2020

ONTARIO

BLENHEIM

Blenheim Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

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

Contact: Alan & Barb Holden
heady@mnsi.net
(519) 676-8753 Home
(519) 365-9727 Alan Cell
(519) 401-6850 Barb Cell

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
KINGSTON

Kingston Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health Unit
227 Portsmouth Avenue
Kingston, ON, K7M 1V5

Contact: Blaine Jelley, email Blaine.Jelley@cogeco.ca, phone 613-967-8107
Group leader: Lyn McCarthy respipf11@gmail.com
Meetings are held the second Friday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

  • Jan 27, 2020
  • Feb 24, 2020
  • Mar 23, 2020
  • Apr 27, 2020
  • May 25, 2020
  • June 22, 2020
  • July 27, 2020
  • Aug 24, 2020
  • Sept 28, 2020
  • Oct 26, 2020
  • Nov 23, 2020
  • 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

 

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

Sarnia Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Location:

Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre
180 North College Avenue
Sarnia, ON N7T 7X2

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 3rd Thursday of every month.
Time 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Dates:

  • Mar 19, 2020
  • Apr 16, 2020
  • May 21, 2020
  • June 18, 2020
  • July 16, 2020
  • Aug 20, 2020
  • Sep 17, 2020
  • Oct 15, 2020
  • Nov 19, 2020
  • Dec – No Meeting
WATERLOO

Waterloo Region Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Langs Community Health Centre
1145 Concession Rd., Room S206
Cambridge, ON N3H 4M7

2nd Tuesday of every month
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Contact:
Peter Newton
newtonp51@rogers.com
519-222-0950

  • May 12, 2020
  • June 9, 2020
  • Aug 11, 2020
  • Sep 8, 2020
  • Oct 13, 2020
  • Nov 10, 2020
  • Dec 8, 2020
YORK REGION

York Region Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

  • 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
    • 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
    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 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 (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)