Caring Breaths Financial Assistance Program

Breathing is what unites and inspires us to fund essential support programs, services and medical equipment to improve lung health for patients, caregivers, and Saskatchewan residents who have had radon mitigation.

Caring Breaths is designed to be complementary to other established financial assistance programs in the province of Saskatchewan. Before submitting your financial reimbursement request to Caring Breaths, ensure that your expenses can’t be covered by other funding programs or insurance providers. Caring Breaths is a reimbursement program, requiring all applications to include a copy of the expense receipts for which they are requesting reimbursement. All requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Who can request funding from the Caring Breaths program?

  1. Individuals with lung disease, or their primary caregiver(s).

    and/or

  2. Individuals who have worked with a certified radon mitigation professional to lower the radon levels in their primary residence.
    To be considered for radon mitigation reimbursement, individuals must have first had their home tested for radon with a long-term radon test that has been approved by Health Canada. Mitigation work must be completed by a certified Canadian-National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) radon reduction expert. Post mitigation radon levels must be below Health Canada’s recommended guideline of 200 Bq/m3.
    • Individuals must be Saskatchewan residents.
    • Expenses must be incurred within the past 12 months.
    • A maximum of $1000.00 can be provided to an individual per calendar year.

The following information is required with your Caring Breaths request:

  1. Contact information
  2. Expense receipts support documentation:
    • Medical:People with lung disease and primary care givers applying will require a letter of support from a health care provider. Some examples of health care providers that can provide a letter of support includes but is not limited to; Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social workers, Physiotherapists, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Therapists, Certified Respiratory Educators, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists etc.

      and/or

    • Radon Mitigation: People requesting funding for radon mitigation will require a copy of their home’s long term radon test results prior to mitigation
  3. Income verification question answered
  4. Other financial support requests

What expenses does the Caring Breaths program Cover?

Pre-lung transplant, lung transplant recipients, and their primary caregivers: + Expand

People living with lung disease and their primary caregivers: + Expand

Radon Reduction: + Expand


Application Form

Page Last Updated: 30/06/2021