A Snapshot of Asthma in Canada: 2019 Annual Asthma Survey Report

Our inaugural annual survey report, A Snapshot of Asthma in Canada, revealed the far-reaching impacts of asthma on the health and everyday lives of Canadians.

Asthma Canada’s first Annual Asthma Survey was open to all individuals with asthma residing in Canada (as well as parents and caregivers). The focus was to raise the voices of our community to highlight the gaps within the healthcare system and the challenges associated with living with a chronic disease.

The report shows that lack of access to medications and proper management are critical issues in the community. Associated conditions like mental health issues are impacting the overall management of asthma. Three high-risk groups were identified:  people with low income, those with Severe Asthma, and young adults between 18 and 34 living with asthma, who are disproportionately impacted by the disease.