Applications and web resources

AQHI Canada App

This app is designed for:

  • Android Smartphone
  • Android Tablet
  • iOS (iPhone/iPod and iPad)

The AQHI Canada app provides hourly updated AQHI and daily forecasts for all AQHI communities across the country. The app is designed for both English and French (depending on the user’s mobile device settings) and includes a map feature, user-defined push notifications, and GPS functionality to locate your nearest AQHI station.

Data provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada, Alberta airsheds and Alberta Environment and Parks.

AQHI Canada App Web Buttons

Image can be hyperlinked to

AQHI Web Button – Large (235x235px)
AQHI Web Button – Medium (220x129px)
AQHI Web Button – Small (120x120px)

AQHI Web Widget Use Document (PDF, 735 KB)

  • Learn how you can use our widget to embed Air Quality Health Index information onto your community webpage.

Education resources

Fact sheet and poster

AQHI Fact Sheet: Is the Air Quality Affecting Your Health?

AQHI Poster

Learning stations

The AQHI learning stations booklet is developed by Environment Canada. Educators can choose from six 30-minute learning centres for their grade 5 or 6 students, building skills in literacy, communication, reflection and problem-solving.

Developed directly from provincial and territorial curriculum documents, topics include:

  • Environmental health issues
  • How media, peers and family affect decisions
  • Outdoor safety
  • Ways to prepare for and predict various weather and/or air quality conditions

Available in English and French.

Online courses

Outdoor Air Quality and Health and the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Course – University of British Columbia

  • This free, web-based course through the University of British Columbia offers health care providers

    • A comprehensive overview of air pollutants
    • Guidelines for health professionals to advise patients on reducing impacts of outdoor air pollution on their health
    • The health effects associated with air pollution for susceptible populations
    • The use of the AQHI as a risk communication tool

    Accreditation is available to many health professional groups.

Resource kit

Health Canada’s Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Resource Kit is available upon request. This kit is useful for teachers, health practitioners and others that want to teach people the usefulness of AQHI. The resource kit includes a colourful folder containing:

  • A small poster
  • Flip-top brochure
  • Slide rule
  • Tear sheets

Available in English and French. Printed version only.

School curriculum and activities for teachers grade 1 to 12

Air Quality Health Index Teacher Resource Kit

The resources provided on the Open Government Portal are as follows:

  • AQHI Curriculum Links and Activities Information Sheet
  • Primer for Teachers and Educators in Alberta
  • Letter to Parents and Caregivers
  • AQHI Fortune Teller Game
  • AQHI Introductory Activity: Fact or Fiction?
  • AQHI Jeopardy Game – Instructions: READ THIS FIRST
  • AQHI Jeopardy Game – Adult Edition PowerPoint
  • AQHI Jeopardy Game – Student Edition PowerPoint (16-square)
  • AQHI Jeopardy Game – Student Edition PowerPoint (25-square)
  • AQHI PowerPoint Presentation - "We Affect Air Quality. Air Quality Affects Us." - Supplementary for Grade 5 Weather Curriculum.
  • We affect air quality, Air quality affects us – Worksheet
  • AQHI Straw Asthma Experiment

Teacher Resources – Clean Foundation

  • Clean Foundation’s ‘Eddie and the Air Out There’ game and teacher resources.

Media resources

AQHI Key Messages

Reporting Forecast Changes in the AQHI

Promotional materials

The following AQHI promotional items are available upon request:

  • AQHI magnets
  • AQHI tri-fold brochure, rack cards, tear pads and posters

For more information, contact: