The CTS’ strategic aim is to lead and foster the next generation of respiratory health professionals and researchers.  In partnership with The Lung Association, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Respiratory Research Network, members of the CTS are actively involved in the development and delivery of training programs.

On the international stage, CTS hosts a Canadian Poster Competition at the American Thoracic Society annual conference.  The goals of the CTS Poster Competition are to foster excellence in respiratory research, and to provide young investigators with a forum for interchange of ideas and to network with peers and senior investigators.

CTS is committed to assisting its members to attract funding for projects that align with the CTS’ priorities set out in the CTS Strategic Plan.  To request a Letter of Support from CTS for your research or knowledge translation project, please consult our policy and email your request to

Research Networks

The CTS actively collaborates with the Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN) and the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) and is represented on their respective advisory/steering committees.

Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN)

The CRRN is a national research network that brings together researchers from across Canada to work together in a coordinated fashion in order to improve understanding and treatment of asthma and COPD, the two most important chronic airway diseases in Canada.

Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN)

We aim to generate knowledge on sleep disruption and translate that knowledge into an end result of healthier sleep. Sleep plays a critical role in our overall health. The better we can understand our sleep, the healthier we can be as Canadians. CSCN website

National Research Training and Funding Opportunities:

The Lung Association funds research and research training at the national level.  The Lung Association offer several competitions for research funding.