Asthma Canada hosts and participates in many events designed to bring attention to our cause. Here, you can see what’s going on and also find information that will allow you to either attend and/or involve yourself as a participant, volunteer, organizer or contributor.

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    It is estimated that as many as 250,000 Canadians suffer from Severe Asthma. People living with Severe Asthma often experience adverse effects from treatments used to manage asthma attacks, like oral corticosteroids (OCS). If these treatments are used long-term, the resulting adverse effects may include weight gain, diabetes, osteoporosis, glaucoma, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, Read the full article…

Dr. Kaplan’s webinar , “COVID-19 and Asthma” will focus on questions around COVID-19 and its impact on those with asthma or caring for those with asthma. This webinar is open to all Canadians with asthma or caregivers of Canadians with asthma. Please note that space is limited to the first 1000 participants, but this webinar Read the full article…

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There are over one million Canadians over the age of 50 living with asthma. Older adults face unique challenges in managing asthma, and often disproportionately bear the burden of asthma. Some of the common challenges include misdiagnosis and under-treatment, confounding co-morbidities, severe asthma  and accessibility barriers. On Friday, December 6 at 1 PM EDT, Asthma Read the full article…

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2019

Date: October 20, 2019

Time: 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

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Join Team Asthma by registering to walk, run or roll in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 20th, 2019!  Everyone is welcome to join Team Asthma and participate in the marathon. The race is open to people of all ages and stroller friendly. You can choose to participate in the marathon, half-marathon, 5K, or Read the full article…

Asthma Pals Mentorship Program

Start date: October 15, 2019 - End date: December 3, 2019

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Register today! Does your child (7-11 years old) have asthma? 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 Read the full article…

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It is estimated that nearly 50% of Canadians with asthma are not getting their annual flu shot even though people with asthma are among those most susceptible to flu-related complications. Influenza, also known as the seasonal flu, and pneumococcal disease are unpredictable and highly contagious infections. An influenza infection in the lungs can trigger asthma Read the full article…

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Many people in the asthma community view their asthma as an episodic condition rather than a chronic disease, relying on their rescue inhaler to relieve symptoms rather than addressing the underlying inflammation through the use of controller inhalers. The rescue or reliever medication simply provides short-term relief from symptoms as opposed to controller medications which Read the full article…

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Start date: June 1, 2019 - End date: June 30, 2019

Location: Canada

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Canadians are world renowned for their social consciousness and giving spirit. But many believe the amount they can afford to donate doesn’t match the impact they’d like to have. This June, you can have a greater impact by taking part in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. Every dollar donated to Asthma Canada through in the month Read the full article…

Speaker Series – Asthma & Mental Health

Date: May 10, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00PM EDT

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Studies have shown that anxiety and depression are 1.5 to 2.4 times more common in people with asthma than people without asthma. In people with Severe Asthma, this link is even stronger. Alongside poor asthma control, mental health issues like depression and anxiety can greatly contribute to impairing the quality of life amongst people with Read the full article…