Breathing is what unites and inspires us to fund essential support programs to improve lung health for individuals, their families and primary support system. There are often financial burdens for people with lung disease including costs associated with lung transplant travel, medical equipment, or radon mitigation.
The Lung Association of Saskatchewan’s Caring Breaths Financial Assistance Program is proudly sponsored by Conexus Credit Union. All requests are assessed on a case by case basis. Caring Breaths is designed to be a complimentary program to other established financial assistance programs in the province of Saskatchewan. Before submitting your financial reimbursement request to Caring Breaths, ensure that your expenses are not covered by other funding programs. The Lung Association’s Caring Breaths financial assistance program is a reimbursement program. All applications should include a copy of expense receipts.
Who can request funding from the Caring Breaths program?
- Individuals with lung disease, or their primary caregiver(s).
- 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.
- All individuals must be Saskatchewan residents.
The following information Is required with your Caring Breaths financial assistance request:
- Contact Information
- Travel and/or Medical Expense and/or Radon Mitigation Receipts
- Health Care Provider Support Letter and/or Results of long-term radon test prior to mitigation
- Income Verification
- 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
Those taking steps as per Health Canada Radon Guidelines: + Expand
Caring Breaths Application Form
3. Health Care Provider Support Letter and/or Results of long-term Radon Test prior to Mitigation
Attach a copy of the documentation from a health care provider stating that you or someone you are caring for requires the above medical request. (Example: Letter from your doctor, specialist, etc.) and/or a copy of your long-term Health Canada approved radon test results that prompted mitigation work.