The national Lung Association's BreathWorks program offers free information, advice and support for people with COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis).

Support groups

The Better Breathers' Clubs of BC are support groups for those with respiratory illness in the province. They meet once every month.

Their goal is to help patients suffering with chronic lung diseases like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma (known collectively as COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) to improve their lives through education, encouragement and fellowship.

Join Better Breathers

The Better Breathers' Clubs of BC welcome anyone with a lung condition who wants to learn more about it. Family and friends are also welcome. For further information about time, place and local contact person, call the BC Lung Association at our Toll Free number 1.800.665.5864 or at 604.731.5864.

Meetings have been suspended for the following clubs:

Chilliwack Better Breathers

Kamloops Better Breathers

Penticton Better Breathers

Richmond Better Breathers

Vancouver Better Breathers

Contact Kelly Ablog-Morrant at The BC Lung Association for more information:

T: 604.731.5864

TF (Outside the Lower Mainland): 1.800.665.5864

Vancouver Island Better Breathers Groups

Campbell River Better Breathers
4th Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3:30 PM
Campbell River Community Centre - Room #2
401- 11th Avenue

Comox Valley Better Breathers
3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3:30 PM

Comox Valley Nursing Centre

615 Tenth Street, Courtenay

Nanaimo Better Breathers

3rd Monday of the month, 1:30-3:30 PM

Beban Park - Rooms 2&3

2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo

Oceanside Better Breathers

3rd Thursday of the month, 1:30-3:30 PM

Rotary House

211 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach

Saanich Peninsula Better Breathers

4th Monday of the month, 1:30-3:30 PM

SHOAL Centre

10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

Victoria Better Breathers

3rd Tuesday of the month, 1:00-3:00 PM

Dominion Room - Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria
310 George Road East, Victoria


Lower Mainland

Langley Better Breathers
2nd Wednesday of the month
Timms Community Center
20355 Douglas Crescent

MSA Better Breathers (Abbotsford)

2nd Thursday of the month, 9:00-11:00 AM

Cascade Community Church

36190 Delair Road, Abbotsford

New Westminster Puffers

2nd Monday of the month
New Westminster Public Library
716 - 6th Avenue, New Westminster

Interior/Northern BC

Kelowna BBC
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 PM
Dorchester 863 Leon Avenue

Nicola Valley Better Breathers (Merritt)

3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30-2:30 PM

Trinity United Church

1899 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt

Prince George BBC
For more information contact Kelly Ablog-Morrant at 604.731.5864 (TF: 1.800.665.5864)

Vernon Better Breathers
3rd Tuesday of the month, 1:00-3:00 PM
The People Place
3407 - 27th Avenue, Vernon


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