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Severe Asthma: The Canadian Patient Journey

The First-Ever Patient Study of Severe Asthma in Canada

Read the report:

English
Full Report | Executive Summary
French
Full Report | Executive Summary

Join Team Asthma at the 2014 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Team Asthma is growing larger every day. Whether you run or walk, this year's event will be our best yet!

We want your FAMILY, OFFICE and COMPANY TEAMS!

Contact Douglas Jarvis if you are interested in getting your group involved! 

NAPA
The National Asthma Patient Alliance (NAPA) is a group of Canadians who have asthma, or care about someone with asthma.  Sign up to receive your free NAPA membership including our e-newsletter, as well as advocacy and volunteer opportunities. Click here
Team Asthma
Team Asthma are Canadians living with asthma and/or people looking to support asthma by raising money through sport and other physical activities. Proudly wear the Team Asthma logo and show that asthma can't stop us from reaching our goals! To find out more click here.

Asthma Ambassadors
Do you want asthma information kits to share with friends and family to help them manage their asthma?  The Asthma Ambassadors is a peer-to-peer support and education program.  For more information on how you can help Click Here!



ASTHMA SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS

Sign-up today to volunteer with the Asthma Society of Canada. Your help can make a difference.
Click here
 

ONLINE RESOURCES


NEW! Inhaler Training Videos! Click Here.

Taking Control of Your Asthma 
The ASC and McMaster University are pleased to provide you with this new interactive e-Learning module. The module consists of animations and illustrations that help you understand how to Take Control of Your Asthma.
e-Learning Module - Click Here > >


AsthmaMeds
Asthmameds.ca gives you all the information you need about Asthma treatments and medications. Learn how to properly control your asthma by visiting www.asthmameds.ca.


AsthmaKids
Join Dr. Eugene Airway and become an Asthma Agent. Asthmakids.ca is an exciting way for kids to learn about their asthma. Visit www.asthmakids.ca!


Air Square
Air Square is your source for everything about teen asthma. Teenagers, check out any of our six stores for helpful information on living with and managing your asthma. Visit www.airsquare.ca today!


4Seasons
Learn more about potential asthma triggers for every season of the year. 4 seasons of asthma highlights both indoor and outdoor asthma triggers summer, fall, winter and spring. Learn more by visiting www.4seasonsofasthma.ca.


bad air day

Visit the Asthma Society’s Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) webpage. The AQHI is a web-based scale which indicates a local reading of air quality as it relates to your health. www.asthma.ca/aqhi

 

New! Download your own Guide for 
Being Active and Healthy with Asthma

Download the guide in English or French.

Donate

Read the ASC's Summer E-Newsletter:
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ASTHMA SOCIETY NEWS

Is your child prepared for the September Asthma Peak? Read more...

Asthma Society says Biodiesel a Key to Cleaner Air. Read more...

First-Ever Patient Study of Severe Asthma in Canada Identifies Significant Gaps in Treatment and Care. Read the release

For Life and Breath 2014 Summit builds connect to better environment. Read the release

ASC Launches First ever Guide for Being Active and Healthy with Asthma.
Available in English and French.

Read about the vital role of pharmacists in asthma management in BC Pharmacy Association's The Tablet. Click here

ASC has launched the Équipe Asthme program in Quebec. Read the announcement here.

ASC joined organizations across Ontario in calling on all GTHA elected officials to address gridlock with this open letter.

Asthma Society partners with University of Alberta and Anaphylaxis Canada to pilot an innovative project that helps children with asthma and severe allergies. Click here.

New Report co-authored by the Asthma Society with partners from the Pembina Institute, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and the Lung Association of Alberta shows that the health and climate impacts from coal power costs Alberta millions.

Read about important updates to Air Canada and WestJet policies on
receiving accommodation for your severe allergy to cats." With the
following link: Click here.

Click here for more news.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Sustainable Online Support for Children and Adolescents affected by Asthma and Allergies (2012). The Social Support Research Program at the University of Alberta, in partnership with the Asthma Society of Canada and Anaphylaxis Canada is working to help children and youth manage asthma and severe allergies. In the fall of 2012, we successfully launched a pilot online peer-mentoring project with 30 children, 7-12, from across Canada with asthma and severe allergies at risk of anaphylaxis. Click Here for more information.

Asthma Education on Triggers, Environmental Control and Asthma Management: Two Tools Designed by and for First Nations Communities (2012). Developed a new culturally relevant "Asthma Triggers" workbook for First Nations. and adapt, develop and test the "Roaring Adventures of Puff" in as a new version titled Legend of Tahnee, the Wolf: My Asthma Journey. Click here for the Executive Summary.

The Respiratory Health Awareness Community Outreach and Engagement Model in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities: Pilot Intervention (2012) Building on our Phase I project with the National Lung Health Framework, developed and piloted a new Respiratory Health Awareness Model and Tool-Kit of resources in 7 First Nation, Innuit and Métis communities across Canada. Click here for the Summary Report.

Air Quality Health Index awareness and promotion to Canadians with chronic respiratory disease (2011 and 2012) Developed resources for individuals with chronic respiratory conditions, particularly asthma and/or associated allergies, to provide them with information about the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI). Click here for the Final Report.

Air Quality Heath Index and the 20/20 Way to Clean Air Campaign for Urban First Nations and for Participants in Marathons, Runs and Walks in the City of Toronto (Two projects - Summer/Fall 2012) In partnership with Toronto Public Health working to raise awareness about air pollution and respiratory health in First Nations people and among athletes participating in Toronto organized runs and walks. Click here for the First Nations Final Report and Click here for the Organized Race Events Final Report.

Air Quality Heath Index and the 20/20 Way to Clean Air Campaign for First Nations people and Chinese community members with asthma and associated allergies residing in GTA (June 2011) In partnership with Toronto Public Health worked to raise awareness about air pollution and respiratory health in First Nations people and Chinese community members. Click here for the Final Report.

An Exploration of First Nations and Inuit Perspectives on Community Respiratory Health Initiatives (National Lung Health Framework project) (2010) Lead organization performing a baseline needs assessment on the kind and type of resources and materials for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
Click here for the Executive Summary
Click here for the Project Fact Sheet
Click here for the Final Report

A Shared Voice (June 2010) Collected background information about existing asthma education resources for First Nations and Inuit community members, and identified how to make them culturally appropriate. Click here for the Summary Report.

Moving Asthma Issues Forward (2010) 2010 patient survey of NAPA members, their concerns and priorities for advocacy. Click here to view the survey results.

The Partnership in Lung Age Testing and Education (PLATE) Programme (2010) A one year project to determine effectiveness of a population-based approach to the management of asthma, associated allergies and COPD. Click here for the Final Report.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Taking Control - Living Well with Severe Asthma. View the video & accompanying booklet online:
English: Booklet / Video
Francais: Brochure / Vidéo
Contact us to receive your own DVD copy.

Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly

Certified

This interactive site is full of easy to navigate features to help visitors find information they may need about Certified Asthma & Allergy friendly™ products. Learn More > >

Have a healthy home with LG Certified washing machines. Learn More > >

ACT
Allergies Count Too (ACT) provides people with asthma and/or allergies, their family members and health care professionals with relevant, up-to-date information about asthma, as well as enhanced education and support for allergy management. Click Here

Self-Advocacy Guide


The Asthma Society proudly announces a new resource for people with asthma. 

Breathe Easy – Self-Advocacy Guide for Canadians with Asthma is a 36-page handbook which will help guide you through complex healthcare systems and learn about the people who can help you control your asthma.

Walking A Good Walk With Asthma


Walking A Good Walk with Asthma, an educational workbook. Designed by and for First Nation communities who worked with the Asthma Society to adapt our Triggers booklet, this workbook is culturally relevant and highlights personal stories from First Nations community members living with asthma.



 


EVENTS

Host an Event:
Looking to support the Asthma Society and help raise awareness of asthma and allergies? Why not develop and implement your own fundraiser such as walks/runs, home parties, yard sales, and personal challenges. For more information about 3rd party fundraising contact: info@asthma.ca

Team Asthma Charity Races
Join Team Asthma at various races across Canada, raising money in support of the 3 million Canadians living with asthma. Click here for more information.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
On October 19, 2014 join Team Asthma for the marathon, half-marathon or 5k race and help prove that people with asthma can train, compete and be physically active. Register for free by committing to raise $200 for the Asthma Society. Email douglas@asthma.ca for more details.

Past Events

Respiratory Health & Environment Summit
April 30-May 1, 2014
Visit our archived event webpage:
www.forlifeandbreath.ca

Asthma Society of Canada Fundraising Event in Hamilton:
2nd Annual Monster Mash in Memory of Morgan, October 26, 2013
Howard “Morgan” Henry lost his life in 2011 due to a severe asthma attack. His death was an unexpected tragedy, very difficult for his family and friends. They have chosen to honour his memory by raising funds to assist the Asthma Society of Canada in its ongoing work to help others BREATHE EASY.
To find out more about the event visit: facebook.com and to support it, click here: canadahelps.org

The 2012 Canadian Health Policy Assembly:
Focus on Chronic Disease
Banff, November 8-10, 2012
Session: Treating the Patient and not just the Symptoms
Mini-Keynote: Carole Estabrooks, University of Alberta
Moderator: Anne Snowdon, Richard Ivey School of Business
Panellists: Rob Oliphant, Asthma Society of Canada; Cathy Fooks, The Change Foundation; Anna Reid, Canadian Medical Association; Don Ford, CECCAC, Ontario

About the Asthma Society
Did you know that we are the only national organization whose sole mandate is to help Canadians live well with asthma? Find out more about us, including our programs, publications, special events and how you can help.

Asthma Education Centres are available across Canada for people with asthma. Use this tool to find an asthma education centre near you!
Services & Programs

The Asthma Society of Canada has developed a number of programs to help Canadians with asthma to achieve symptom free living.
Publications

We have developed a variety of free educational materials and resources that provide Canadians with the latest asthma news and information.






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