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 individuals, their families and primary support system.

Caring Breaths is designed to be complimentary 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 Breath’s is a reimbursement program, requiring all applications to include a copy of the expense receipts in which they are requesting reimbursement for. 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).
  2. Individuals who have worked with a certified radon mitigation professional to lower the radon levels in their primary residents. 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.
  3. Individuals must be Saskatchewan residents.
  4. Expenses must be incurred within the past 12 months.
  5. 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: Health care provider support letter (Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Social worker, Physiotherapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Therapist, Certified Respiratory Educator, Respiratory Therapist or Pharmacist etc.)
    • Radon Mitigation: Results of long-term radon test 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

Caring Breaths Application Form

1. Contact Information

2. Expense Receipts

Attach a copy of the receipt you are requesting financial reimbursement for.

Expense Receipts
Files must be less than 200 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.

3. Support Documentation

Medical: Health Care Provider Support Letter

Attach a copy of the documentation from a health care provider stating that you or someone you are caring for requires the above request. 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.

Who is the letter of support for?

Please include the following information in your letter of support:

  • Identify your role in care.
  • Provide the rationale for the applicant to apply for the Caring Breath’s program.
  • Provide the rationale why the applicant would benefit from the Caring Breath’s program. 


Radon Mitigation: Results of Long-Term Radon Test Prior to Mitigation

Provide a copy of your long-term (minimum three months) Health Canada approved radon test results that prompted mitigation work.

Support Document
Files must be less than 200 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.

4. Income Verification

What is your net disposable income? (monthly income after taxes) Choose range that applies to you.

income *

5. Other Financial Support

Select any other organizations you have received financial support from to help cover related costs.

Optional: Other Information

You may use this field to provide any other information you feel is relevant or important to your application.

Page Last Updated: 22/12/2020