On May 2nd 2017, Asthma Canada volunteers and staff were in Ottawa meeting with federal officials in recognition of World Asthma Day. Our group met with numerous Members of Parliament and policy makers, including the Chair of the Health Committee, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, and the Vice-Chair for the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

Our advocacy day on Parliament Hill was a great success as we met with new champions and were able to move forward key policy issues impacting the asthma community. As the only national voice solely dedicated to Canadians living with asthma, we are committed to advancing concerns identified by our community.

Our Hill Day focused on two priority areas:

1. Sustainable clean air energy mix
2. Comprehensive drug coverage that addresses gaps in the healthcare system

In addition, MP Rob Oliphant of Don Valley West made an announcement in the House of Commons in recognition of World Asthma Day. To read MP Oliphant’s full statement in the House, click here or watch his address below.

Asthma Canada will continue to work with governments at all levels to advocate for policies that benefit the more than 3 million Canadians living with asthma.

Read our full briefing note with more information on these priority areas below and view asthma related statics and infographics:

Briefing Note English   Briefing Note French   Patient Stories  Asthma Statistics  Infographics