Thank you to our amazing and dedicated Respiratory Educators for working with all of our lung health patients, including those with Asthma. You make the difference!

From Asthma.ca:

 

Asthma In Canada

Asthma affects people all over the world and of all ages – in Canada, it is the third-most common chronic disease affecting more than 3.8 million Canadians. Those most affected in Canada are children and asthma continues to be a major cause of hospitalization for children in Canada.

  • An estimated 850,000 children under the age of 14 are living with asthma
  • 317 Canadians are diagnosed with asthma each day
  • Approximately 250 Canadians die from asthma each year.
  • Severe Asthma is a greater threat to health and impacts between 150,000 – 250,000 Canadians
  • Asthma is the leading cause of absenteeism from school and one of the leading causes of work loss through both absenteeism and presenteeism

Asthma & COVID-19

We recognize that these are very difficult times for all Canadians and remain dedicated to providing the asthma community with the most up to date, evidence-based information and support regarding COVID-19 and asthma. To learn more about managing your asthma during COVID-19 click here.

This #WorldAsthmaDay, it’s more important than ever for the asthma community to stand strong together.

Effective immediately, all group sessions are suspended until further notice. The Barrie COVID-19 Assessment Centre is located at 490 Huronia Road, Barrie. Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed on weekends and holidays.Click here for the Province of Ontario webpage re: COVID-19 and Self-Assessment
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