Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in Canada, affecting approximately three million Canadians. Over 50 per cent of asthma sufferers, however, do not have their disease well controlled. The goal of our Asthma Education Centre is to help you gain and maintain control of your asthma with the least amount of medication.

To see the Asthma Education Centre, your physician needs to fill out a referral form.

Information Our Asthma Education Centre Provides

The clinic provides education for both children and adults based on the Canadian Consensus Guidelines. You will learn:

  • How to recognize and understand your body’s warning signs
  • What triggers your asthma and how to avoid it
  • How to take inhaled medications with minimal side effects
  • How to use an action plan: your personal guide if your asthma gets out of control
  • How to achieve control of your asthma

What You Should Know Before Your Appointment

  • Please do not wear perfume on the day of your visit
  • Bring all breathing medications to the appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

A New Initiative: Cloud DX

The Cloud DX package helps people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma to self-manage their condition. Patients use a tablet and tools to measure their vital signs including oxygen saturation, blood pressure, heart rate, and weight. This information is automatically sent to the patient’s care team at the hospital to monitor their health condition, prevent flare-ups, and reduce the risk of emergency visits. This project is still in the pilot stage.