About PHA Canada

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) is a registered charity serving those affected by pulmonary hypertension (PH), a rare lung disease. We work to raise awareness of PH, advocate and offer patients & their families wide-ranging support, education and hope. Funds raised for PHA Canada are designated for programs for the PH community, including (but not limited to) educational conferences and symposia, psychosocial support, programs for families of children living with PH, support groups, awareness and advocacy activities.

By supporting the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada, you are helping to ensure better lives for Canadians living with pulmonary hypertension.

Please visit www.PHACanada.ca for more information.

How does PHA Canada use funds raised?

PHA Canada’s mission is to provide leadership in awareness, advocacy, education and patient support on behalf of all Canadians living with PH. As such, funds raised for PHA Canada are currently allocated to programs, which support the Canadian pulmonary hypertension community. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy (advocating on behalf of the PH community with all levels of government);
  • Awareness programs (such as Lend a Hand for PH and 6 Minute Walk Campaigns),
  • Patient (and family) support programs (such as Psychosocial support program (launching fall 2013), PHocus on the PHamily program (resources and support for children living with PH and their families);
  • PHA Canada’s website, which educates and helps to connect members of our community;
  • Printed materials such as educational brochures, new to PH kits,  and our bi-yearly magazine Connections;
  • Support to local groups and chapters for their awareness and support activities;
  • Educational events such as Conferences and Symposia; and
  • Scholarships to help members of the community attend PH related events.

Designated Funding for research

We are thrilled to announce that as of May 2014, PHA Canada will be contributing funds towards research in pulmonary hypertension. We understand that every patient and caregiver desires to contribute to research that holds the goal of finding a cure for PH. This will always be a cause that is close to our members’ hearts, and because of that, PHA Canada wants to help. If you are fundraising for PHA Canada, you now have the option of designating some of those funds towards research efforts. To learn more about contributing and why PHA Canada has moved in this direction, please read our new gift acceptance policy.

Designated Funding for Patient Scholarships

Because we know that PH can be an expensive disease, PHA Canada offers a scholarship program to create opportunities for patients and caregivers. This scholarship fund allows community members who require financial assistance to attend and participate in educational events related to PH, such as the National PH Conference. This directly fits into our mandate of providing support to all Canadians living with PH. As PH is a rare disease, newly diagnosed PH patients and caregivers may not know a single other person who faces the same challenges that they do. The scholarship fund allows for patients and caregivers to come together for events which provide both education and empowerment for living with this disease. If you wish, you can always dedicate your fundraised dollars to the Patient Scholarship Fund. If not dedicated, your funds will be dispersed to support all of the programs and activities listed above.
PHA Canada’s bottom line is to make the lives of PH patients and caregivers easier.

When you donate to PHA Canada, you support thousands of individuals living with PH from coast to coast. As an organization that exists for and because of our community, each member is invaluable to us. We are endlessly grateful for your support and can’t wait to see a brighter future for all of those living with PH.

PHA Canada is a Federally registered charity. Our charitable number is #872050224RR0001.Tax receipts are issued for donations above $20.00.