Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP)

The Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP) is the multi-disciplinary healthcare professional assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS). CRHP welcomes nurses, respiratory therapists, cardio-pulmonary physiotherapists, pharmacists, and other health professionals working in the respiratory field as well as students. CRHP members of CTS enjoy excellent benefits!

Our mission is to engage health care professionals and to provide national leadership to achieve:

  • the promotion of lung health
  • the prevention of lung disease
  • the management of lung disease through:
  • facilitation of inter-professional collaboration
  • knowledge generation (research) and
  • knowledge translation (education and dissemination)

CRHP Terms of Reference 

Introducing the CRHP LC 2022-23:

  • David Gourde, Inf, MSc(c), CRE (Chair)
  • Tracy Cushing, RRT, CRE
  • Rebecca Erker, RN, MSc
  • Judy King, PhD, PT
  • Shirley Quach, MHSc, RRT, CRE, HBSc
  • Lauren Singh, MSc, PT

2022 CRHP Distinction Award:  Donna Rennie, RN, PhD, CRE (Saskatoon, SK) is our 2022 recipient, recognized for her contributions in leadership, mentorship and knowledge translation through asthma education and research. CRHP Leadership Council Chair David Gourde made the presentation at the CRHP annual meeting at the Canadian Respiratory Conference.

CRHP usually holds its Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Canadian Respiratory Conference, the CTS’ annual scientific and educational meeting.  The meeting date for 2023 will be Thursday April 20th, 2023 at the Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal (QC).

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Members of the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) are eligible for a reduced membership rate with CTS when joining or renewing with the CSRT. For more information about this opportunity, visit: or please email or

Members of the Réseau québecois en santé respiratoire (RQESR) are eligible for a reduced membership rate with CTS. For more information about this opportunity, visit: or to get the promo code, please email or