Pulmonary Fibrosis (ILD) Support Groups

Our Support Communities are designed for patients with Interstitial Lung Disease including Pulmonary Fibrosis (& Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis), Pneumonitis, Scleroderma and more.

For more info or for help organizing a volunteer support group in your community contact: Fran Schooley, Vancouver Support Community Organizer at 604.806.8818 press 6 or email fschooley@providencehealth.bc.ca


Join our private Facebook support group. Anything you post or share can only be seen by members of the private group. Here's how to join:

Step 1: Set up a Facebook account at www.facebook.com.

Step 2: Search for BC Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group or click this link.

Step 3: Request to join the group.

Contact:  Bob Mellor, Online Support Group Administrator (former PF patient, lung transplant recipient): bovinity@telus.net


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person meetings are suspended until further notice. Questions? Email the local contact listed for each support group below. 


Meeting Location (Suspended due to COVID-19)
Conference Level 1 - Health Sciences Library Boardroom
St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

Fran Schooley, Patient Educator/Clinical Coordinator/Research Assistant
ILD and Scleroderma Clinics, St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

E FSchooley@providencehealth.bc.ca
T 604.806.8818 press 6 
F 604.806.8122

Nanaimo/Central Vancouver Island

Meeting Location (Suspended due to COVID-19)
Room P102 - Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9S 2B7

Dr. Holly Smith (Community Co-Leader)
E hollyjeans@shaw.ca
T 250.245.3100

Martha Hardy (Community Co-leader)
E mjhardy@shaw.ca
T 250.754.2552


Those interested in joining a new group in Chilliwack contact Trish Ackland at trish.ackland@gmail.com




Page Last Updated: 13/11/2021