Asthma Information

Family Asthma Program

Our Family Asthma Program is available to families whose children have been diagnosed with asthma. The program involves small group discussions facilitated by a Certified Asthma Educator. There are sessions available for families with children under age 7, school-age sessions for ages 7-11 as well as a teen program. Topics discussed in the sessions include: what is asthma, how to manage and control asthma, triggers and use of asthma medicines.

To view our class schedule, click here.

For further information or if interested in attending a class, please call us at (204) 787-2551 or e-mail caaec@hsc.mb.ca.

1 on 1 Session

Individual teaching sessions are available for families whose children have been diagnosed with asthma. These sessions are taught by a Certified Asthma Educator and are available most days Monday to Friday. Families receive information on how to manage and control their child’s asthma.

For further information or if you would like to book an individual teaching session with an educator, please contact us at (204) 787-2551 or e-mail us at caaec@exchange.hsc.mb.ca.

Teen Asthma Education

The Children’s Allergy & Asthma Education Centre is pleased to offer a program for teens 12-16 years old who have asthma. Teens have the opportunity to participate in asthma-related games and activities while developing their skills for good asthma control. Learn about its causes, how to control it, what can trigger an attack and what you can do to prevent it.

Education sessions are held once a week for 2 weeks. Each class will cover different topics.  These sessions are for Teens only. Teens bring a friend……your friend does not have to have asthma. The sessions start at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Snacks willl be served but please let us know if there are any known food allergies. This program is free of charge.

Call or e-mail early to register or for more information @ (204) 787-2551 or caaec@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

Next class is on Wednesday, November 8th from          6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Next time you visit your doctor, take this handout with you to prepare for your appointment and to manage your Asthma. click here

Education in Schools

The “Roaring Adventures of Puff” (RAP) is an asthma education program which has been run in elementary schools in Manitoba, Alberta, and Ontario. Designed by the Alberta Asthma Centre, children with asthma learn how to take good care of their asthma in a fun filled, small group environment in their school. Through activities and games, 7-11 year old children develop the skills and confidence to lead healthy, active lives.

This program has been delivered in 30 Winnipeg schools and in a number of rural, northern, and First Nations communities.

Get your school on board!

For further information, please call us at (204) 787-2551 or email: caaec@hsc.mb.ca

Asthma Education in the Community

Community presentations and workshops

Asthma & Allergy Educators are available to meet with a variety of community groups interested in the management of childhood asthma and allergies.

Call us at (204) 787-2551 to discuss your group’s learning needs.

Community Physician Program

Do you find it difficult to get to the Children’s Allergy & Asthma Education Centre?

Our CAAEC Educators may be available to meet you at a doctor’s office near you. We have partnered with several physician offices across the city including:

  • ACF Pediatrics at St.Boniface Hospital
  • Dr. Sandra Lee
  • Sterling Lyons Pediatrics

Asthma & Allergy education can be provided in English or in French. Education in these community settings is open to everyone, whether or not they are a patient of the particular clinic.

Call us at (204) 787-2551 to see if this is a good option for you.

Support and Education to Clinic Staff –

Our Educators are also happy to work with all clinic staff. Ask your Educator for an update on such topics as how to use an inhaler device, how to complete an Asthma Action Plan, or how to perform spirometry. We would be happy to help your staff meet their learning needs.

If you have any questions about this program, please call our Centre at (204)787-2551.