Creating Asthma Friendly Environments

About the Asthma Program

Ontario’s Asthma Program (AP) is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and is an evidence-based program supporting asthma best practices across a variety of health care settings and community environments, where people with asthma live, learn, work and play. The goal of the AP is to reduce asthma associated mortality, morbidity and health care costs for children and adults with asthma through integrated initiatives focused on health promotion and prevention, management and treatment, research and surveillance. The initiatives are based on the Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines and the Canadian Thoracic Society Guidelines for Occupational Asthma.