The Canadian Lung Association was founded in 1900, under the name The Canadian Association for the Prevention
of Consumption and Other Forms of Tuberculosis. As one of Canadaís first voluntary health organizations, its aim
was to provide facilities for the care of TB patients.
Since its founding, The Lung Association has undergone several name changes that reflect the shift in the
Associationís work from the treatment of TB to the prevention and control of non-infectious diseases such as
asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and smoke-induced illnesses.
The Ontario Lung Association was incorporated in 1945, and has community offices across the province.
There is still, however, a lot of work to be done and The Lung Association remains dedicated to doing
everything possible to improve lung health. Today, our primary work involves medical research, public
education and promoting healthy living.