Asthma is a common, chronic respiratory (lung) disease that affects at least 15-20% of children. There is no cure for asthma but it can be controlled by proper treatment including avoiding triggers and proper use of asthma medication. Symptoms include cough, worse at night and during exercise; shortness of breath; chest tightness; and wheeze.
iCan Control Asthma
With the right information and skills, anyone can control their asthma. On this site, the right tools, tips, and knowledge can be found to help keep asthma under control. Information about asthma plans is available in a variety of languages.
Asthma Society of Canada
The Asthma Society of Canada believes that every Canadian with asthma should be able to live an active and symptom-free life. You will find general information, tips, stories, and new research on this site. L'information est également disponible en français.
Alberta Lung Association Asthma Handbook
This online handbook covers all the basics of asthma.
My Health Alberta
My Health Alberta is brought to you by the Government of Alberta. Information about Asthma is available.
Learn about living a safe and happy life with allergies and asthma.
AlbertaQuits is dedicated to improving lung health, promoting clean air initiatives and helping Albertans quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.
About Kids Health
The Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto has this fun page for children to learn about Asthma.
Huff & Puff: An Asthma Tale
What happens to the Big Bad Wolf when he learns he has asthma? Watch all seven episodes to find out!
KidsHealth Asthma Center
This page has a ton of information about asthma. You can read about the basics, the impact of smoking, and more!
These resources are available to borrow in the Family Library. You can also check with your local library to see if they are available.
This guide from the American Academy of Pediatrics teaches parents about asthma and how allergies are related.
Set up as a series of questions and answers, this book provides a lot of information about asthma.
This book written for elementary students introduces readers to Alfie, a young boy with asthma. He provides his perspective of living with this chronic disease.
Justin, a boy with asthma, explains his condition, how to control asthma, and what to do during an attack in this book written for children.
Abby isn't going to let her asthma prevent her from running in the big race - or even from winning. She and her doctor discuss a plan to make sure she can cross the finish line.
A young boy has his first asthma attack during soccer practice. He learns about how to control his asthma and that he will still be able to play soccer with his friends without being teased.
The Great Katie Kate swoops in to the allergist office and takes three patients on an exciting journey to help them understand asthma.
Thank you to our friends from the Asthma Clinic at the Alberta Children's Hospital.
Current as of: Feb 15, 2023