Allergies Count Too (ACT) provides our clients 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 surrounding allergy management.

The Asthma Society of Canada (ASC) is pleased to announce the expansion of the former National Asthma Helpline into the Allergy and Asthma Education and Support Program. Allergy is a chronic disease that is highly prevalent but is often underestimated, under diagnosed, and undertreated, thereby impacting one’s quality of life at work, school, and play. This new program offers allergy health education and support to clients with allergies and/or asthma.

The Allergies Count Too (ACT) initiative will provide our clients 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 surrounding allergy management.

The educational and support services will be provided by Certified Asthma and Respiratory Educators (CAEs /CREs) across Canada in both English and French.


Respiratory allergies such as allergic rhinitis affect 1 in 5 Canadians
80% of people with asthma also suffer from allergic rhinitis or sinusitis
Allergies can affect your quality of life at work, school, and play
Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis are associated with more severe or frequent asthma symptoms
75% of asthma patients also have seasonal allergies.
The two conditions frequently overlap, as several of the same allergens are known to trigger asthma and seasonal allergy exacerbations.
Seasonal allergies tend to make asthma worse and may be a risk factor for the development of asthma.
Allergies play a key role in asthma, asthma control, and management
Effective treatment of seasonal allergies can reduce asthma symptoms and may even help prevent the development of asthma.


You can receive information and support about:

  • Allergies and asthma and the association of the two diseases
  • Allergy and asthma control and treatment
  • Allergy and asthma triggers (e.g. pets, mould, dust, etc.) and irritants (e.g. second-hand smoking, scents, etc.) and how to minimize exposure to them
  • Asthma & Allergy Friendly™ Certified Products