Asthma Canada Publications
Asthma Canada regularly develops educational resources for electronic and print. These materials are meant to educate and inform the general public on issues relating to asthma and proper asthma management. All of our resources are available to download in PDF format. To order print copies, please fill out this order form and fax or mail it back. Asthma Canada resources are available free of charge for Canadians. For more information or to order by phone, call us toll-free at 1-866-787-4050.
Breathe Easy™: Diagnosis
Discusses the diagnosis and testing, and answers common questions about asthma. It includes a checklist of questions the patient may wish to discuss with their doctor.
Breathe Easy™: Triggers
Discusses allergies, the allergic and non-allergic triggers and steps that can be taken to improve asthma control. It includes a checklist to use when planning changes to the home environment and a sample symptom journal/diary.
Breathe Easy™: Allergies
Explains the connection between asthma and respiratory allergies as well as ways to treat and manage respiratory allergies and minimize exposure.
Breathe Easy™: Medication
Discusses the common asthma medications and their side effects. Also highlights the various inhalers available and how to use them. Includes an Asthma Action Plan.
Breathe Easy™ Quarterly Newsletters
Published quarterly, our e-newsletter is an excellent source of information and practical tips for people living with asthma and their caregivers. It provides updates on current Canadian asthma research, information on new treatments, tips to manage asthma triggers and how to avoid them, and seasonal tips and reminders.
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Breathe Easy™: Self Advocacy Guide for Canadians with Asthma
A handbook which will help guide you through complex healthcare systems and learn about the people who can help you control your asthma.
Breathe Easy™: A Guide for being Active and Healthy with Asthma
Having asthma doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be living a healthy and active lifestyle. Learn tips and strategies for better asthma control to ensure you practice safe exercise and physical activity.
Asthma Canada: Who We Are
Asthma Canada supports the 3 million Canadians living with asthma through advocacy, research and education and resources.
Asthma Management in Schools – Best Practices
Patient-developed resource to educate parents, schools and children on the roles and responsibilities for asthma-friendly environments.
Sara’s Ready – Preparing for the September Asthma Peak
Back to School brings sick days and visits to the hospital for children. Learn how to avoid September Peak through proper asthma management.
Walking a Good Walk with Asthma
Discusses the common allergic and non-allergic triggers and steps that can be taken to control your asthma. This workbook has been designed for First Nations community members and has information specifically relevant to these communities.
Severe Asthma: The Canadian Patient Journey
Our study, Severe Asthma: The Canadian Patient Journey revealed the social, financial and health impacts of Severe Asthma on the lives of Canadians. This landmark study is now used to educate, raise awareness and advocate on behalf of the estimated 150,000 – 250,000 Canadians living with Severe Asthma.
English Full Report | Executive Summary
French Full Report | Executive Summary
Asthma and Influenza: What you need to know
People with asthma are at risk for complications from influenza. Learn why everyone should get vaccinated.
Asthma Patient Bill of Rights
Patient-developed resource to empower all people living with asthma and allergies to understand their responsibility to properly manage their disease and lead a happy, healthy life
English Brochure | Poster
French Brochure | Poster
Breathe: Your Asthma is as unique as you are
Includes tips on self-management and a fillable Asthma Action Plan.
Air Quality Health Index and Asthma
The AQHI is an important tool to read air quality and manage your day to have less risk of exacerbation on poor air days. Adjust your outdoor activity and protect yourself while living an active life.
English Factsheet | Postcard
French Factsheet | Postcard
Guide for Reducing Allergens and Irritants in the Home
Minimising exposure to triggers is an excellent way to prevent asthma and allergy exacerbations. Included are tips and suggestions to limiting triggers for better asthma control.
Taking Control: Living Well with Severe Asthma CD
Developed by Asthma Canada and Dr. Kenneth Chapman.
Taking Control of Your Asthma
Asthma Canada and McMaster University are pleased to provide you with this new interactive e-Learning module that consists of animations and illustrations to help you understand how to Take Control of Your Asthma.