The Living Well with COPD program


There are things that you can do to help you live well with this disease.

The Living well with COPD self-management program, created for those affected by the disease and by medical experts in collaboration with patients will help you on a variety of topics split into 10 separate modules:

  • Being Healthy with COPD
  • Preventing Your Symptoms and Taking Your Medications
  • Managing your Breathing and Saving Your Energy
  • Managing Your Stress & Anxiety
  • Integrating a Plan of Action into Your Life
  • Keeping a Healthy and Fulfilling Lifestyle
  • Integrating an Exercise Program Into Your Life
  • Integrating long-term home Oxygen therapy into your life
  • Integrating a healthy diet into your life
  • Living Well Smoke Free


With Living well with COPD you will learn skills to adopt healthy new lifestyle behaviours. The program was designed for you to choose your own priorities and objectives, and to go through the content at your own pace. You may take your leaning modules from the top or skip to the topics that are most meaningful to you. You can share them with people close to you so that they can understand what you are going through and support you on the learning process.


Sign up to download for free the series of modules and have access to interactive learning tools and videos.

The program Living well with COPD is based on a successful public-private partnership between the Montreal Chest Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec Respiratory Health Network, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim Canada, GlaxoSmithKline, GrifolsJohnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, the Canadian Lung Association, the Quebec Network for respiratory education (RQESR), health care professionals and patients within and outside of Canada. This collaboration has brought to life a 2nd edition in 2006, and continuous program updates over the years.