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The Lung Foundation of Saskatchewan was created in 2002 with the specific purpose of ensuring long-term sustainability for lung health activities in Saskatchewan. Ensuring financial sustainability is in place to meet the emerging lung health needs of our residents today, tomorrow, and for the generations that follow, was a practice and a legacy that began with founders of the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League and the establishment of an endowment fund.

Prior to 2002, Lung Saskatchewan managed the endowment fund. In 2002, Lung Saskatchewan took steps to create an entity that would be better positioned to grow the assets of the organization. The Lung Foundation of Saskatchewan was created to steward the endowment fund while Lung Saskatchewan focused its work on education, research, health promotion and advocacy.

The Lung Foundation of Saskatchewan is in place for the purpose of managing an endowment fund to ensure long-term funding for lung health activities in our province.

Lung Saskatchewan delivers lung health education for health care professionals, patients and caregivers; Saskatchewan based research investment; advocacy to protect lung health and health promotion to ensure everyone has access to informed and supported choices. Lung Saskatchewan relies on the generosity of donors, partnerships and grants (including that of the Foundation) to fund its work.

Our Mission

Improving respiratory health in Saskatchewan.

Our Vision

The purpose of the Lung Foundation of Saskatchewan is to support organisations working to meet the lung health needs in our province today and for the generations that follow.

Donor Spotlight

ACT Club members presenting a cheque to the Sask Anti-TB League in front of an X-Ray Van

In 1934, the Associated Canadian Travellers Clubs (ACT) selected Lung Saskatchewan, formerly known as the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League, as their primary charity. At that time, tuberculosis (TB) was rampant nationwide, and the ACT not only raised crucial funds for TB treatment but also heightened awareness about TB prevention and organized community participation for TB surveys. The ACT generously funded the large TB vans equipped with mobile X-ray labs, making TB screening available across the province.

In 1996, some ACT Clubs and United Commercial Travelers (UCT) Clubs merged. Over the years, ACT/UCT clubs have provided both financial contributions and volunteer support to Lung Saskatchewan. From 1988 to 2007, they funded and volunteered at the ACT Wilf Churchman Discovery Asthma Camp. Since 1934, their generous contributions alone have exceeded $2.7 million.

The partnership between the ACT/UCT and Lung Saskatchewan persisted even after the decline of TB and the closure of the province's three sanatoria. As Lung Saskatchewan expanded its mission to include combating various lung diseases, environmental threats, and providing education and support, the ACT/UCT Clubs continued their support for lung health programs. Today, our work thrives on the sustained contributions of these clubs. Lung Saskatchewan extends heartfelt thanks to past and present ACT and ACT/UCT members for their exceptional service to our province.

Board of Directors

Justin Wood

Justin Wood

Chair

Mike Olain

Mike Olain

Director

Peter Fenton

Peter Fenton

Director

David Potts-Schwinghamer

David Potts-Schwinghamer

Director

Melissa Leib

Melissa Leib

Director

Erin Kuan

Erin Kuan

President & CEO, Lung Saskatchewan, Officer

Kristy McKnight

Kristy McKnight

CFO & Operations Director, Lung Saskatchewan, Officer

Contact Us

Our work to improve respiratory health takes place across Saskatchewan, the territories covered by Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 – the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, and M├ętis nations. We recognize and respect the diverse histories, cultures, and continued presence of these Indigenous peoples. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and learn on this land.

The Lung Foundation of Saskatchewan is an independent private foundation. To learn more or to make a planned gift to the endowment fund, contact Lung Saskatchewan President & CEO, Erin Kuan, or CFO & Operations Director, Kristy McKnight.

2308 Arlington Ave
Saskatoon, SK  S7J 3L3

1-833-385-LUNG

306-343-9511

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