Our vision at the Asthma Society of Canada is to empower every child and adult in Canada with asthma to live an active and symptom-free life.
We are the balanced voice for asthma in Canada, advancing optimal self-management, prevention, research and health care.
- We help patients to take control of their symptoms by providing credible and leading edge information and the guidance and education they need to live their lives symptom free.
- We lead and advocate for the best interests of Canadians with asthma through effective collaboration with policy-makers, researchers and health care providers.
The Asthma Society of Canada seeks to provide 'evidence-based,' market tested, age appropriate asthma information, education, management tools and support programs for Canadians with asthma. The Society provides this information directly through telephone, Internet, and print, and indirectly through healthcare providers, primary caregivers, teachers, coaches, employers and community organizations.
The Asthma Society of Canada seeks to support strategic research through project collaborations, which will result
in an improved understanding of consumer needs and programs.
The Asthma Society of Canada seeks to represent the views and best interests of Canadian asthma consumers with other key stakeholders: government, industry, healthcare providers, and community agencies. The Society also engages in and facilitates dialogue and debate on issues impacting Canadians with asthma.
The Asthma Society of Canada is a registered charitable organization (BIN 89853-7048-RR0001). It operates under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors. The following committees are accountable to the Board of Directors:
- Executive Committee
- Nominations Committee
- Medical and Scientific Accreditation Committee
- Finance Committee
- Resource Development Committee.
- Education Committee
The Asthma Society of Canada has a national office, located in Toronto, and works with healthcare volunteers in community organizations across Canada.
The Asthma Society of Canada does not have branches or chapters. It provides its services directly to people with asthma through comprehensive, interactive, educational Web sites - www.asthma.ca and www.asthmakids.ca - as well as through email and the toll-free Asthma Info Line, 1-866-787-4050, which is staffed by a Certified Asthma Educator.
To find out more, including the staff directory, see the Contact Us section.