About the Society

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) is the national professional association for respiratory therapists. Founded in 1964 as the Canadian Society of Inhalation Therapy Technicians, the CSRT is dedicated to excellence in cardiorespiratory care.


Represents the profession on medical, government, education and advisory bodies
Maintains a national professional standard of practice
Works with health organizations concerned with asthma, emphysema, smoking, and health care
Awards the internationally recognized RRT credential
Publishes the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy

Mission & Vision


The CSRT provides national leadership through advocacy, service and unity for respiratory therapists in Canada.


The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists is a vital advocate, nationally and internationally, for respiratory therapists as leaders in the promotion of health and the delivery of quality respiratory care.

Strategic Plan