The CSRT provides benefits that are career empowering and that support personal well being.

  • Offers the most comprehensive and well-priced personal liability coverage available to respiratory therapists.
  • Provides exclusive discounted rates for extended health benefits, auto and home insurance, gym memberships, and travel.
  • Offers a wide range of continuing professional development opportunities.

The CSRT provides RTs with opportunities for networking, mentorship, and knowledge sharing.

  • Establishes professional networks, including Clinical Simulation, Primary Care, and Home Ventilation (and the list of networks is growing!).
  • Hosts Canada’s premier annual respiratory therapy conference
  • Supports local communities with educational roadshows across the country.

The CSRT advocates for RTs, patients and families, and for the RT profession in local communities, across Canada, and globally.

  • Leverages the combined strength of RTs from across the country to support the needs of RTs and the profession in local communities.
  • Establishes position papers, tools, and resources to support members’ advocacy and professional practice activities
  • Collaborates with provincial RT associations, and national/international advocacy groups such as HEAL (Organizations for Health Action), Choosing Wisely Canada, the Quality End of Life Care Coalition of Canada, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, the International Council for Respiratory Care

The CSRT champions evidence-informed practice for respiratory therapists.

  • Leads and supports research that advances the profession
  • Fosters scholarship in the profession with research and education funding for RTs
  • Publishes the open access and peer-reviewed Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy
  • Actively engages in the development of clinical practice guidelines


The CSRT is the proud recipient of a 2019 Award of Excellence from the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE).

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About the Members of the CSRT

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Annual General Meeting

Notice is now given of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members of the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists

Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
Time: 7 PM - 8 PM Eastern
Location: The 2022 AGM will be held virtually. (Instructions will be sent out by email.)
Objectives of 2022 Annual General Meeting:
  1. To receive the reports of the President, the Treasurer and the Auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021;
  2. To appoint auditors and to authorize the directors to fix remuneration;
  3. To ratify the composition of the 2022-2023 CSRT Board of Directors;
  4. To conduct other business of the Society.

Current Registered, Distinguished Life and Retired Registered Members of the CSRT in good standing, are entitled to vote in person (virtually in 2022) at the meeting or by appointment of proxy. If you are unable to attend, you may complete a proxy form and return by mail or fax to the CSRT by Monday, June 6th, 2022.

Register to attend the 2022 CSRT Annual General Meeting

Only those who are current Registered, Distinguished Life or Retired Registered Members are eligible and can register to attend.
Click on the button below to register for the 2022 CSRT AGM. Or logged in to the CSRT Member Portal, click on the EVENTS tab, and select "CSRT 2022 Annual General Meeting - Wednesday, June 8 at 7PM Eastern" from the Event Calendar.
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