Asthma is the most common chronic health condition among children in Ontario. Encourage all school staff and volunteers to learn about asthma and create an asthma-friendly school environment where children are supported to manage their asthma.
Ophea's Asthma Education Initiative includes free resources about asthma management in schools. Supports include:
- An online support network to help support the implementation of Ryan's Law, 2015
- Asthma resource kits for principals and educators
- Checklists for creating asthma friendly schools
The Clean Air Checklist is a tool for classroom teachers to use to improve the air quality in their classroom.
The Ontario Lung Association provides information about asthma and asthma management, free resources, and links to community programs.
Secondary school students who are working in the food industry are welcome to participate in Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s Food Handler Training Program.