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About COPD


What Is It?/Who Develops It?


Should I See A Dr? (A Checklist)


Women & COPD



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Before You Go


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What is a COPD Action Plan?


COPD Action Plan Link

Ask the RRT



Recent RRT Q&A's


Archived Q&A's (2008/09)


Archived Q's & A's (2010)


Archived Q & A's 2011


Archived Q & A's 2012





The Different "Types"


Know Your Meds - A Reference Guide for Canadians


(pdf version)


Drug Names/Equivalents in Different Countries


Medical Acronyms

Are You Newly Diagnosed?



If Nothing Else, Read This


Just Between Us - From Your Fellow COPDer's



Breathing Distress


Anxiety & Pursed Lip Breathing (PLB) (Part 1)


Pursed Lip Breathing   (Part 2)


Diagphagmatic Breathing


Exhale & Relax

Breathing Tests

(Understanding Them)



PFT (Pulmonary Function Test)


Spirometry Tests


Pulmonary Function 101 (Understanding How Your Lungs Work)

Finger Pulse Oximeters


About Them, Why Own One




Why It's Important






Why It's Important


Nutritional Needs & Foods To Avoid

For COPD Caregivers & Support People



Dear family


Sick Lungs Don't Show

Lung Transplant



Lung Transplant Ctrs in Canada


Meet Melody (pre transplant ) The Waiting


Post Transplant Q's &A's of Melody


Follow a Couple of Tx Patients on Their Journey

This site & the information contained herein

2005 - 2015

Welcome to

COPD Canada


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


"COPD Has No Boundaries"



According to Statistics Canada,  and with figures gathered between 2009 - 2011,  there was   1.3M   "reported"  (diagnosed) cases of COPD in Canada,  and in  excess of    4M   Canadians with a lung function are indicative of this  disease.



What can you do?





Start by helping  yourself.


Through reliable sources  learn all that you can about  COPD.       Don't  simply  "suffer with,  or from."  


Patients, caregivers, family members, the general public, clinicians, students, organizations.....  everyone can learn and benefit from the information herein. 


Some Suggested Very Reliable Sources :

What is a COPD Action Plan?

The Face Of COPD


To all Patients


You Are  NOT Alone!!!


Everything begins with education.

   Hopefully this site will be a start for you!





If you are aware of any information pertaining to the well being of COPD Patients please forward to:


This site remains operational as a salute to Jacqueline Whitaker and continuing her efforts to empower fellow COPDers to live well with COPD through knowledge and support of fellow patients.


Should a foundation or organization be willing to assume this effort, please contact the above email address for further information




Peer to Peer Information/Knowledge Sharing and Mutual Support

(COPD in Canada & The World Message Board Forum)




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