About Us

The Toronto Lung Transplant Civitan Club exists to enrich and celebrate life. Our vision is for Canada to be a forerunner in organ and tissue donation and transplantation – saving lives, improving quality of life and providing much needed care and support.

The Toronto Lung Transplant Civitan Club (TLTCC) provides dynamic outreach programs and services to pre and post lung transplant patients and their caregivers. The other main mandate of the club is to increase organ donation awareness and to actively work to secure the commitment of the general public to give the gift of life and become organ donors.

The TLTCC is an active volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1999 by a group of lung transplant recipients and caregivers who wanted to give back to their community in appreciation of the gift of life they had received. Together with friends, family and volunteer support networks, they formed the Toronto Lung Transplant Civitan Club Inc. #3453 as a chapter of the Community Service Club volunteer organization Civitan International.

Our members share a special bond, having all been touched in some way by transplantation. While they have their own unique story to tell, they are part of a team that serves to celebrate and cherish the greatest gift of all – life itself.

Over a period of ten years, TLTCC has participated in and conducted various donor awareness fund raising events that have enabled us to provide temporary relocation accommodations, acquire and distribute specialized equipment required by post lung transplant recipients and provide other forms of assistance to lung transplant candidates.

TLTCC continues to fulfill its mission and to grow and provide more financial help to a growing list of incoming lung transplant candidates while remaining equally committed to promoting donor awareness.

TLTCC works in the areas of advocacy, awareness and support. Our objectives are to:

  • Increase the rate of organ and tissue donation;
  • Improve the community’s understanding of organ and tissue donation and transplantation;
  • Provide transplant patients with support, education and guidance to improve their health and quality of life.