The Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) and the Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) will no longer be part of our formal governance structure.
As of March 31, 2022, the Ontario Thoracic Society (OTS) and the Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) will no longer continue in their current state and will no longer be part of the formal governance structure of the Lung Health Foundation. The reason the societies cannot continue is the Lung Health Foundation needs to comply with regulatory requirements for charitable organizations by ensuring all of its activities fully align with its charitable objects and are clearly furthering the organization’s mission. This includes the OTS and ORCS.
While how we work together going forward will look different, we maintain a commitment to meaningful engagement and collaboration.
To support the transition, a collaborative task force was formed, bringing together foundation staff and members from the societies who responded to the call for participation to develop the recommendations for a new way forward, including how we may preserve the affinity and activities of the societies that members value.
The path forward will be shared with members once confirmed in the coming weeks. Until then, if you have any questions, please reach out to: