What Is Asthma?
Doctors define asthma as a “chronic inflammatory disease of the airway.”
How To Tell You Have Asthma
Learn about the signs & symptoms of asthma and proper diagnosis.
Newly Diagnosed? Start Here
Access information and educational resources on living with asthma.
Medications & Treatment
Learn about the different types of asthma medications and treatment options available.
Common Asthma Triggers
Triggers often lead to asthma attacks. A trigger is any thing or condition that causes inflammation in the airways, which then leads to asthma symptoms.
Asthma In Children
Asthma affects the lives of over 850,000 children in Canada. Find out how to best manage your children’s asthma.
What is Severe Asthma? Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
COVID-19 & Asthma
It is important that you continue to take your prescribed asthma medications during the pandemic. Learn more about COVID-19 and asthma.
Nasal Polyps & Asthma
Learn about nasal polyps and how they are treated.
Keep your child healthy this September Asthma Peak
Canadian researchers have found that the September back-to-school period brings a dramatic increase in hospitalizations for children with asthma. This increase starts after the return to school and reaches its peak in September. This period is now recognized as the September Asthma Peak.
Being ready for the September Asthma Peak is one way to help ensure that your child will be spending more time with friends at school, and less time at home, or worse – in the emergency room of a hospital.
Asthma Canada’s 2021 Year in Review
Thanks to your support, we were able to achieve the following accomplishments in 2021 in our new, virtual world.
Asthma education is key to taking control of your disease and living life symptom-free. If you know how to manage your asthma, you can avoid asthma attacks and stay active.
Download your Asthma Control Toolkit
We advocate for change on issues important to the asthma community, like access to medication. Learn more about how our advocacy initiatives are helping Canadians breathe easy.
Read about our recent advocacy efforts
Our National Research Program supports research into both early-onset and late-onset asthma. Together we are working to further our understanding of asthma and one day unlock a cure.
The Lung Vaccination Working Group
Established in 2018, the Lung Vaccination Working Group is a national coalition of healthcare organizations, co-chaired by Asthma Canada and Immunize Canada, working collaboratively to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination and to increase rates of immunization among adults affected by respiratory conditions.
You Can Help Stop Asthma Attacks
There are over 3.8 million Canadians living with asthma in Canada, and every year an estimated 250 Canadians lose their lives to the disease. You can help change that. By supporting Asthma Canada, you fund asthma education, advocacy and research to stop asthma attacks today, and unlock a cure tomorrow.
NEW: Position Statement on Oral Corticosteroids
It is time to protect people with asthma from oral corticosteroids (OCS) overuse and to recognize overuse for what it is: a warning sign that it is time to improve asthma management.
Asthma Canada continues our efforts to outline and advocate regarding the concerns of overexposure to OCS. Through our Consensus Committee of healthcare professionals and patients, we’ve developed a position statement which we will leverage in our education and advocacy efforts throughout 2022.