Asthma Canada hosts and participates in many events designed to bring attention to our cause. Here, you can see what’s going on and also find information that will allow you to either attend and/or involve yourself as a participant, volunteer, organizer or contributor.



Does your child (7-11 years old) have asthma?

Would you like your child to connect with other children with asthma? Would you like your child to learn strategies for managing their asthma and feel more confident?

Asthma Canada is proud to announce the  Asthma Pals Mentorship Program. This program has been met with such positive feedback that we are excited to launch this supportive service for children with asthma across Canada.

What is it?  

  • A series of 8 weekly, online social support meetings for children between the ages of 7-11
  • Kids will connect with other children with asthma from all over Canada, as well as experienced peer mentors living with asthma
  • All meetings take place over the internet, using safe and secure online meeting tools
  • The sessions will be supervised by Mehnaz Rahman, Manager of Programs and Services, at Asthma Canada and led by peer mentors

How will it help?  

  • Participants will have an inclusive and positive space to voice concerns, address stigmas and ask questions about their condition
  • By connecting with other children with asthma, participants will get an opportunity to develop a sense of belonging
  • Under the mentorship of their peers, participants will get a chance to grow their self-confidence
  • Mentors never provide medical information. Instead, they guide the conversation, in order to help develop the life skills needed for children to manage their chronic condition

When does it start? 

  • Our Spring Session will run every Wednesday at 7PM EST from March 28 to May 16, 2018.

How do we sign up?

  • Registration is open until March 10, 2018, and only a few spots are available. To register your child, please click the button below. If you have any questions about the program, please get in touch.


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Asthma Canada is committed to improving the lives of the Canadian asthma community through education and support services, research and advocacy. This year, we are offering a series of five free online webinars to educate and raise awareness for people affected by asthma. Our Speaker Series Webinars will address key topics and issues that the asthma community is facing.

Paradoxes of Asthma Management 

Our first webinar is the Paradoxes of Asthma Management, which will be held on Thursday, April 5 at 12:00 pm (EDT)

Despite advancements in asthma treatment, asthma rates have not decreased. There exists a disconnect between feeling that one is in control of their asthma and the actual severity of the symptoms currently experienced as measured by objective tests. Many people living with asthma actually think their asthma is under control when, in reality, it is not! Additionally, the over-reliance on blue reliever inhalers to provide quick relief of asthma symptoms rather than the long-term prevention provided by controllers is a paradox in asthma management that needs to be addressed. 

Our webinars include a Question & Answer session with the guest speaker, giving you the opportunity to ask your most pressing questions to one of Canada’s leaders in allergy research. Don’t miss out! 

What You’ll Takeaway:

  • How do the paradoxes of asthma management affect you?
  • What do you need to know about effective asthma management? 
  • Why is your asthma controller so important?
  • How is asthma currently being treated in Canada?

Please register for the webinar using the link below.

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Anne Ellis

The guest for our first Speaker Series Webinar is Dr. Anne Ellis.

Dr. Anne K. Ellis is a Professor in the Department of Medicine with a cross-appointment to the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University. Her position is one of a Clinician Scientist with 70% protected time for research.

She has served as the Chair of the Division of Allergy & Immunology since May 2010, and is the Director of the Allergy Research Unit of Kingston General Hospital; the flagship of this research program being the Environmental Exposure Unit (EEU), an internationally recognized and validated controlled allergen challenge model of allergic rhinitis.

She is also involved in clinical trials of novel therapies for asthma, and has studied the safety of novel immunotherapies in patients with asthma.