Since 1911, when the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis League (SATL) was established to manage the tuberculosis epidemic, lung health organizations have been dedicated to the respiratory health of the people in our province and that commitment remains the same today. 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 SATL and the establishment of an endowment fund.
Prior to 2002, Lung Saskatchewan managed the endowment fund. In 2002, Lung Saskatchewan made structural changes in order to create an entity that would be better positioned to fulfill the mission of improving respiratory health in our province. The Lung Foundation of Saskatchewan was created to steward the endowment fund while Lung Saskatchewan carried on the programs and initiatives of the former Saskatchewan Lung Association.
The Lung Foundation of Saskatchewan is mandated with the specific focus of managing an endowment fund to ensure long-term funding for lung health activities in our province.
The focus of Lung Saskatchewan is the development and delivery of lung health education, research support, advocacy and health promotion of lung health issues - all of which are supported by fund raising activities.
Learn about the present day activities of Lung Saskatchewan.