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Events

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.

Upcoming Events

Asthma Pals Mentorship Program

Start date: October 15, 2019 - End date: December 3, 2019

Register today! 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 […]

Past Events

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2019

Date: October 20, 2019

Time: 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

It is estimated that nearly 50% of Canadians with asthma are not getting their annual flu shot even though people with asthma are among those most susceptible to flu-related complications. Influenza, also known as the seasonal flu, and pneumococcal disease are unpredictable and highly contagious infections. An influenza infection in the lungs can trigger asthma […]

Many people in the asthma community view their asthma as an episodic condition rather than a chronic disease, relying on their rescue inhaler to relieve symptoms rather than addressing the underlying inflammation through the use of controller inhalers. The rescue or reliever medication simply provides short-term relief from symptoms as opposed to controller medications which […]

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Start date: June 1, 2019 - End date: June 30, 2019

Location: Canada

Canadians are world renowned for their social consciousness and giving spirit. But many believe the amount they can afford to donate doesn’t match the impact they’d like to have. This June, you can have a greater impact by taking part in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge. Every dollar donated to Asthma Canada through CanadaHelps.org in the month […]

Speaker Series – Asthma & Mental Health

Date: May 10, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00PM EDT

Studies have shown that anxiety and depression are 1.5 to 2.4 times more common in people with asthma than people without asthma. In people with Severe Asthma, this link is even stronger. Alongside poor asthma control, mental health issues like depression and anxiety can greatly contribute to impairing the quality of life amongst people with […]

Advocacy in Action: Queen’s Park Breakfast Reception

Date: May 7, 2019

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Location: Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Queen’s Park (111 Wellesley St. W., Toronto)

Join Asthma Canada for a breakfast reception at Queen’s Park to raise awareness about asthma and Severe Asthma. Over two million Ontarians live with asthma, including 1 in 4 children. 5 – 10% of people with asthma are affected by Severe Asthma. Severe Asthma is a life-threatening condition that can affect people’s entire life by […]

#GivingTuesday

Start date: November 27, 2018 - End date: December 1, 2018

GivingTuesday is the “Opening day of the giving season,” and takes place after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, on November 27, 2018. It’s a special day when you can join millions of people across the globe and help create positive change by showing your support for causes that you care about. This year, we hope […]

Speaker Series – Proper Diagnosis and Correct Testing

Date: November 22, 2018

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

A recent study led by Dr. Shawn Aaron shows that over 30% of Canadians may have been incorrectly diagnosed with asthma. While some patients may have experienced a remission since their diagnosis, there are concerns in both the scientific and patient communities that asthma diagnoses are often made without proper testing. Likewise, a significant percentage […]

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2018

Date: October 21, 2018

Time: 08:00 - 17:00

Team Asthma members are banding together once again to walk, run, or roll in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 21st, 2018! Everyone is welcome to join Team Asthma and participate in the marathon. The race is open to adults, teens, kids, and parents with strollers to walk, run, or roll in the marathon, […]

Speaker Series Webinar: Phenotypes of Asthma

Date: October 18, 2018

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Location: Online

On October 18, 2018, at 1:00 PM (EST) we will be hosting a FREE webinar on Asthma Phenotypes to help members of our community understand how new research may lead to more personalized forms of asthma treatment and improved health outcomes.  While asthma was previously viewed as just one disease, emerging studies have revealed its complexity and the […]