Asthma Canada Publications
Asthma Canada regularly develops educational resources. These materials are meant to educate and inform the general public on issues relating to asthma and proper asthma management. Asthma Canada resources are available free of charge for Canadians.
Please note that in order to honour our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment, we prioritize digital publications and will no longer regularly print our resources. Should you wish to inquire if we have already existing print copies of a particular resource, please fill out this order form and fax or mail it back. For more information please call us toll-free at 1-866-787-4050.
One in six people who receive treatment at the hospital needs emergency treatment again within two weeks. Asthma attacks are not normal and you should not tolerate them.
Asthma Canada’s Asthma Attack toolkit guides you through symptoms of an asthma attack, what to do in an asthma attack, and what steps to take after the attack to protect your health.
An Asthma Action Plan is a strategy that you can use to identify when your asthma may be flaring up and how to manage your asthma when it gets out of control. Studies have shown that having a written agreement with your healthcare provider helps you manage your asthma at home. Take this sample action plan with you to your next appointment to start a discussion.
View our checklist of Red and Yellow Flags to help you recognize the signs of uncontrolled or Severe Asthma, so you know when to ask a specialist for help.
Asthma Canada’s Breathe Easy booklet series: Allergies covers allergic triggers and non-allergic triggers, steps that can be taken to improve asthma control, and a checklist to use when planning changes to a home environment.
An Asthma Action Plan is a strategy that you can use to identify when your asthma may be flaring up and how to manage your asthma when it gets out of control. Studies have shown that having a written agreement with your doctor helps you manage your asthma at home. Print a copy and take with you when you see your healthcare provider so you can fill it out together.
A handbook which will help guide you through complex healthcare systems and learn about the people who can help you control your 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.
Patient-developed resource to educate parents, schools and children on the roles and responsibilities for asthma-friendly environments. This resource was developed through an in-depth evaluation of existing school, board, and government policies regulating asthma management and is meant as a voluntary guide laying out commonly known best practices across the country.
Asthma Canada is pleased to provide this comprehensive guide to living with asthma as an older adult as part of the Breathe Easy (TM) series developed to provide Canadians with current and accurate information on asthma management. This booklet is designed for older adults to best understand asthma so they can ask the right questions to get the best care possible.
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.
Six guiding principles set out to define what people with Severe Asthma should expect for the management of their disease and what should constitute a basic standard of care, in line with the latest science and best practice understanding from existing Severe Asthma care services.