Asthma Canada

Asthma Canada Asthma Canada's mission is to help Canadians with asthma lead healthy lives through education, advocacy and research. Asthma Canada is the only national registered charity solely devoted to enhancing the quality of life for the more than 3.8 million Canadians affected by asthma.

We work to prevent asthma from claiming lives and support the asthma community through education, support services, research and advocacy. Our vision is a future without asthma.

Mission: Our mission is to help Canadians with asthma lead healthy lives through education, advocacy and research.

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Cold air is a very common asthma trigger. Stay warm! Wear your hat, gloves, mittens and appropriate clothing for the tem...
01/15/2021

Cold air is a very common asthma trigger. Stay warm! Wear your hat, gloves, mittens and appropriate clothing for the temperature. Wear a scarf or face covering around your nose and mouth to help keep the air you breathe warm and moist. A mask covering your nose and mouth does the trick, too!
Read our Winter Tips for Asthma Management here: https://asthma.ca/be-winter-ready-tips-for-managing-your-asthma-this-season/

Healthy Canadians
01/14/2021

Healthy Canadians

It’s impossible to know whether you have a cold, the flu or COVID-19 based on symptoms alone.

If you’re experiencing symptoms, like a fever or new or worsening cough, contact your health care provider or local public health authority and follow their guidance to avoid spreading to others.

Learn more:
http://ow.ly/9OQR50D3sMd

Rudhro's story will never be forgotten.In 2018, Rudhro Prince tragically passed away at the age of eight from a sudden a...
01/13/2021
Rudhro's Story

Rudhro's story will never be forgotten.

In 2018, Rudhro Prince tragically passed away at the age of eight from a sudden asthma attack. Now, his family fights alongside Asthma Canada to help stop asthma from claiming lives and to create a world without asthma.

Watch Rudhro's Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ4eb80j2mw&t=12s

In 2018, Rudhro Prince tragically passed away at the age of eight from a sudden asthma attack. Now, his family is sharing their story and working with Asthma...

A big heartfelt thank you to the Prince Family for supporting Asthma Canada's mission with a generous $10,000 donation.W...
01/13/2021

A big heartfelt thank you to the Prince Family for supporting Asthma Canada's mission with a generous $10,000 donation.

We are truly honoured to be a part of Rudhro's legacy. Together, we are working to achieve our vision of a future without asthma. 💙

If you live with asthma, it's important to have a good foundation about your condition, and how to keep your asthma well...
01/10/2021

If you live with asthma, it's important to have a good foundation about your condition, and how to keep your asthma well controlled so that you can live a healthy and symptom-free life. Learn the asthma basics on our website in the "Living with Asthma" section! (Click here to visit: https://asthma.ca/get-help/living-with-asthma/)

Asthma Basics include:
1. Always get a proper asthma diagnosis from a healthcare professional.
2. Take your asthma medications as prescribed; most people use a daily controller medication while also carrying a reliever (rescue) medication for emergencies.
3. Don’t become reliant on your reliever inhaler to manage your asthma — if you are taking your reliever medication more than 3 times per week your asthma is not properly controlled and you should speak with your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
4. Create an Asthma Action Plan with your doctor and use it as part of your asthma management routine. You can also use a Peak Flow Meter to help monitor your asthma and lung function.
5. Know what your asthma triggers are and how to avoid them as much as possible. If you have allergic triggers work with your doctor or allergist to manage your allergy symptoms.
6. Know the steps to take when having an asthma attack.

Registration for Asthma Pals Mentorship Program is still open! Click here to learn more or register: https://asthma.ca/a...
01/07/2021

Registration for Asthma Pals Mentorship Program is still open! Click here to learn more or register:
https://asthma.ca/asthma-pals-mentorship-program/

What are the benefits of the Asthma Pals program?
Kids will have an inclusive and positive space to voice concerns, address stigmas and ask questions about their condition.
By connecting with other children with asthma, kids will get an opportunity to develop a sense of belonging.
Under the mentorship of their peers, participants will get a chance to grow their self-confidence.
Mentors never provide medical information. Instead, they guide the conversation, in order to help develop the life skills needed for children to manage their chronic condition.

If you haven't already, add asking your healthcare provider about the influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to your li...
01/06/2021

If you haven't already, add asking your healthcare provider about the influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to your list of resolutions!

💙 We're ready to embrace this new year! We're delighted to welcome Dr. Samir Gupta for our next webinar on Thursday, Jan...
01/05/2021

💙 We're ready to embrace this new year! We're delighted to welcome Dr. Samir Gupta for our next webinar on Thursday, Jan. 21 in 2021.
Register here: bit.ly/2KASBbe

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01/04/2021

Asthma Canada's cover photo

We're back! Reach out to our Asthma & Allergy HelpLine via phone or email to connect with a Certified Respiratory Educat...
01/04/2021

We're back! Reach out to our Asthma & Allergy HelpLine via phone or email to connect with a Certified Respiratory Educator who can provide personalized advice and support.

New year, new you! If you're making some new year resolutions (first of all, good on you!) don't forget to include pursu...
01/03/2021

New year, new you! If you're making some new year resolutions (first of all, good on you!) don't forget to include pursuing a healthy active lifestyle, even if you have asthma! Having asthma does not mean that you cannot exercise. However, if you have any limitations in your ability to exercise because of your asthma, it may mean your asthma is not being controlled properly. You can learn more about asthma and exercise here: https://asthma.ca/get-help/living-with-asthma/exercising-asthma/

If your asthma is not controlled and you exercise, you may experience worsening symptoms. If this it the case, you need to take steps to first regain total asthma control prior to resuming your exercise program. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are unable to exercise or play sports without experiencing asthma symptoms.

💙🎉🌟 Happy New Year!2021 is HERE! Have a safe and healthy start to 2021. The entire AC team is celebrating this new begin...
01/01/2021

💙🎉🌟 Happy New Year!
2021 is HERE! Have a safe and healthy start to 2021. The entire AC team is celebrating this new beginning with you!

The year isn't over quite yet – there’s still time to make a difference in the lives of Canadians with asthma! You can s...
12/30/2020

The year isn't over quite yet – there’s still time to make a difference in the lives of Canadians with asthma! You can still make your gift in 2020 and receive a tax receipt before year's end. Help Canadians breathe easy 👉 https://bit.ly/37GxGvz

If you've already support our mission this year, thank you so much for standing with us and for all the good that you make possible. Have a happy & healthy New Year!

Biologics are not inhaled or taken by mouth like a pill. They are given intravenously or given as a prick under the skin...
12/29/2020

Biologics are not inhaled or taken by mouth like a pill. They are given intravenously or given as a prick under the skin, which is called subcutaneously. Because of the way that biologics are given, they need to be given at a doctor’s office or a healthcare facility. If your child has a good response to a biologic, they may have to rely less often on oral steroids or inhaled steroids to help control their asthma. The use of biologic for your child with Severe Asthma may mean less asthma attacks, fewer trips to hospital emergency rooms because of asthma attacks, fewer school and work days will be missed, and overall quality of life may be improved for your child and for the whole family. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2J7ZzEm

This year has been challenging for so many members of our community, and we can’t thank you enough for your generous sup...
12/28/2020
An Asthma Can Holiday - Asthma Canada

This year has been challenging for so many members of our community, and we can’t thank you enough for your generous support that allows us to provide vital asthma education, advocacy and research.

Thank you for showing what the asthma community can do when we stand together. https://asthma.ca/an-asthma-can-holiday/

This holiday, you can support Canadians with asthma and help show what the asthma community can do when we come together.

If your child has  #SevereAsthma, a biologic may be the right medication to manage their asthma. Watch this short video ...
12/27/2020

If your child has #SevereAsthma, a biologic may be the right medication to manage their asthma. Watch this short video to learn the basics of biologic treatments, and speak to your healthcare provider about options.
https://youtu.be/gv3cps6N3ec

A child with Severe Asthma may not find benefit from using standard medications for asthma like inhaled or oral corticos...
12/26/2020

A child with Severe Asthma may not find benefit from using standard medications for asthma like inhaled or oral corticosteroids and their relievers. There are newer medications called “biologics” or biologic agents or biologic therapies that are becoming available to treat Severe Asthma. They can be used for adults who have Severe Asthma and for children who have Severe Asthma. The biologics are very safe medications, but some people who take biologic treatments experience soreness at the site on the body where they were injected. You can learn more about biologic treatment options for children with Severe Asthma here: https://bit.ly/2J7ZzEm

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12/25/2020

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Cold air is a common asthma trigger. 🌬It's important to #bundleup to #breatheeasy. Make sure to dress for the weather, w...
12/24/2020

Cold air is a common asthma trigger. 🌬

It's important to #bundleup to #breatheeasy. Make sure to dress for the weather, wear a scarf that covers your mouth and nose or your facemask when you go outside to help keep the air you breathe warm.

Learn more about outdoor triggers like cold weather: https://asthma.ca/get-help/asthma-triggers/outdoor-triggers/

Thelma and her sons, Reece and Riley, all live with Severe Asthma. Reece and Riley were diagnosed with Severe Asthma as ...
12/23/2020
Thelma's Story - Asthma Canada

Thelma and her sons, Reece and Riley, all live with Severe Asthma. Reece and Riley were diagnosed with Severe Asthma as infants and have been hospitalized many times for their asthma.

You can give hope to families struggling with Severe Asthma this holiday season. Watch Thelma's story here: https://asthma.ca/thelmas-story/

Thelma shared her story with Asthma Canada to help raise awareness about the seriousness of Severe Asthma and to give hope to others.

💙 Please note that our Asthma & Allergy HelpLine service will be unavailable December 23, 2020 - January 3, 2021. If you...
12/22/2020

💙 Please note that our Asthma & Allergy HelpLine service will be unavailable December 23, 2020 - January 3, 2021. If you require immediate medical assistance, dial 911. For all other inquiries, please contact your healthcare provider.
Whatever your celebrations look like this year (Christmas movie binge, anyone?) we hope you stay safe and healthy. ❄️🎄
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Asthma Canada's National Research Program allows us to invest in the next generation of leading asthma researchers to he...
12/21/2020

Asthma Canada's National Research Program allows us to invest in the next generation of leading asthma researchers to help take us closer to making our vision of a future without asthma a reality.

Your support this holiday season makes asthma education, advocacy and research possible. Together we can make a difference for all Canadians with asthma. https://bit.ly/2JCaKWf

A quick reminder to stock up on your prescribed controller & reliever medications and to take note of holiday closures f...
12/20/2020

A quick reminder to stock up on your prescribed controller & reliever medications and to take note of holiday closures for your local pharmacy and healthcare centres. Follow your treatment plan, keep your asthma controlled and have a breathe easy holiday!

Help advance the development of an investigational asthma treatment. To learn more visit: https://bit.ly/3ar1O0H#sponsor...
12/20/2020

Help advance the development of an investigational asthma treatment. To learn more visit: https://bit.ly/3ar1O0H
#sponsored

Registration is now open for our Asthma Pals Mentorship Program Winter 2021 session! Click here to register: https://bit...
12/19/2020

Registration is now open for our Asthma Pals Mentorship Program Winter 2021 session! Click here to register: https://bit.ly/3piFPO3

Would you like your child to connect with other children with asthma? Would you like your child to learn strategies for managing their asthma and feel more confident?

Asthma Canada is proud to announce the Asthma Pals Mentorship Program. This program has been met with such positive feedback that we are excited to launch this supportive service for children with asthma across Canada.

The program is a series of 8 weekly, online social support meetings for children between the ages of 7-11.
Kids will connect with other children with asthma from all over Canada, as well as experienced peer mentors living with asthma.
All meetings take place over the internet, using safe and secure online meeting tools.
The sessions will be supervised and led by peer mentors.

🌟 We're ready to put 2020 in our rearview mirror and we can't wait to begin 2021 with our webinar series! Asthma Canada ...
12/18/2020

🌟 We're ready to put 2020 in our rearview mirror and we can't wait to begin 2021 with our webinar series! Asthma Canada is delighted to welcome Dr. Samir Gupta for our Severe Asthma Charter Series webinar: Diagnosis and Access.
Click here to register and learn more: https://asthma.ca/what-we-do/asthma-canada-webinars/

Asthma education is key to stopping asthma from claiming lives. This holiday, you can help more people with asthma acces...
12/17/2020

Asthma education is key to stopping asthma from claiming lives. This holiday, you can help more people with asthma access the education and support they need to stay healthy.

When you give a gift, you give hope to those struggling with asthma that life can be symptom-free, that everyone with asthma can avoid hospitalizations, and that our community can access education and support programs to take control of their disease. You can make a difference: https://bit.ly/2JCaKWf

With proper treatment, education and support, asthma can be managed. So often there is a focus on the limitations that a...
12/15/2020

With proper treatment, education and support, asthma can be managed. So often there is a focus on the limitations that asthma can bring instead of a focus on what people with asthma can do when their asthma is controlled.

This year we're celebrating an Asthma Can Holiday, that looks at the positives and how when we stand together as a community we empower those struggling with asthma to breathe easy! https://bit.ly/3glvpKd

We're always working to improve and update the education on our website. We've added a new section under "Living with As...
12/13/2020

We're always working to improve and update the education on our website. We've added a new section under "Living with Asthma" to address nasal polyps, which are common in people living with asthma. You can learn about what nasal polyps are, how they're diagnosed, and new and emerging treatments available.
Click here to visit our new page: https://asthma.ca/get-help/living-with-asthma/nasal-polyps/

Oh the joys of winter! Cold air, cold air everywhere.Cold air is a common asthma trigger, but you can help limit its imp...
12/12/2020

Oh the joys of winter! Cold air, cold air everywhere.

Cold air is a common asthma trigger, but you can help limit its impact by taking your controller medication as prescribed, dressing warmly, and by taking your reliever medication 10-15 minutes before heading out into the cold.

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124 Merton Street, Suite 401
Toronto, ON
M4S 2Z2

General information

Contact the Asthma & Allergy HelpLine by calling 1-866-787-4050 or emailing [email protected] to speak with a Certified Respiratory Educator for personalized support.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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1-866-787-4050

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We empower patients through evidence-based information and educational programs, support asthma research in Canada, and bring the patient voice to the forefront of healthcare dialogue through advocacy initiatives. Our vision is a future without asthma.

Contact our Asthma & Allergy HelpLine to speak with a Certified Respiratory Educator to get personalized support. (1-866-787-4050 | [email protected])

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