Clearing the Air Summit

Clearing the Air Summit: We can make tomorrow a brighter day

the YCRH's Stephanie Bertolo shares her 2015 Summit experience

On May 5th, World Asthma Day, I attended the second annual Clearing the Air Summit hosted by the Asthma Society of Canada. The full day event, attended by leaders of government, industry, academic and non-profit organizations was most certainly an enlightening experience, providing a unique perspective on the impacts of climate change. Commonly, when people give presentations on global warming, there is a strong fixation on the effects on the natural environments: increased natural disasters, decreased biodiversity, rising temperatures, and the likes. Though at the Clearing the Air Summit, they focused instead on exposing the harsh realities of global warming’s impact on human health.

Clearing the Air: the 2nd Annual Conference of the Asthma Society of Canada

The Asthma Society of Canada announces its 2nd Annual Clearing the Air Summit

The Asthma Society of Canada is holding its Second Annual Conference on May 4th and 5th, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriot Downtown in Toronto. By bringing together leaders from government, industry, academia, and the not-for-profit sectors, they will examine asthma and respiratory allergies in a time of climate change and issue a call-to-action for decision makers. 

Clearing the Air is an opportunity to demonstrate that health and the environment are inextricably linked. Asthma and allergies, including both the social and economic impacts of climate change on respiratory health demand more attention from policy makers and the public.  

The Asthma Society of Canada is pleased to announce the keynote speaker will be the Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.