Ryan’s Law and Prevalent Medical Conditions


Working alongside advocacy partners MPP Jeff Yurek and Sandra Gibbons, Asthma Canada advocated for the passage of Ryan’s Law in Ontario.

The bill, named after Sandra’s son Ryan who died in 2012 from an asthma attack in school, establishes new policies to ensure children with asthma can attend school safely. The law allows students to carry their asthma medication themselves, regulates asthma training for school staff, requires schools to reduce student’s exposure to asthma triggers, and ensures the school has an Asthma Action Plan on file for each child with asthma.

Asthma in Children

Best Practices for Asthma Management in Schools

Children's Asthma Action Plan