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Asthma Awareness Month Resources from Ophea

May is Asthma Awareness Month.

Did you know that asthma affects as many as 1 in 5 Ontario children and is a leading cause of school absenteeism, emergency department visits and hospitalizations for children and youth?

World Asthma Day is May 3rd, the first Tuesday of May’s Asthma Awareness Month. Recognize World Asthma Day in your school community and use this opportunity to increase asthma knowledge with supports from Ophea.

Ophea has free resources designed to increase the skills and knowledge of educators and administrators about asthma management and prevention in schools and physical activity settings.

To learn more about Asthma and to access Ophea’s free resources, please visit