Our vision at Asthma 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.
Asthma Canada seeks to provide evidence-based, market-tested, age appropriate asthma information, education, management tools and support programs for Canadians with asthma. We provide this information directly through telephone, Internet, and print, and indirectly through healthcare providers, primary caregivers, teachers, coaches, employers and community organizations.
Asthma Canada seeks to support strategic research through project collaborations and a National Research Program, which will result in an improved understanding of asthma, better treatment options and ultimately, a cure.
Asthma Canada seeks to represent the views and best interests of Canadians living with asthma with other key stakeholders: government, industry, healthcare providers, and community agencies. We also engage in and facilitate dialogue and debate on issues impacting Canadians with asthma.
Asthma Canada is a registered charitable organization. It operates under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors. The following committees work to advance Asthma Canada’s mission:
- Scientific and Medical Committee
- Education Committee
- Government Relations Committee
Asthma Canada has a national office, located in Toronto, and works with healthcare volunteers in community organizations across Canada.