In 2002 the Saskatchewan Lung Association (now Lung Association, Saskatchewan) took steps to create a structure that would support mission fulfillment of improving respiratory health in Saskatchewan.
The creation of the Lung Foundation of Saskatchewan provides an organization with a specific focus on collecting and managing an endowment fund to ensure long-term funding for lung health activities in the province. The Lung Association of Saskatchewan will focus on the development and delivery of lung health programs, education, research support, advocacy and general awareness of lung health issues, all of which are supported by fund raising campaigns. The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is a member of the Canadian Lung Association partnership.
Although these two charities operate independently of each other, they share administrative services so that overhead costs are kept to a minimum. Both are autonomous organizations and are Saskatchewan-based with independent volunteer boards of directors.