Food Allergy Canada is a nationally registered charity committed to educating, supporting, and advocating for the more than 2.6 million Canadians with food allergy.
August 2019
Read our National Food Allergy Action Plan update, check out the latest update on EpiPen® supply constraints in Canada, and find out who won the 2019 Robyn Allen Leadership Award.

Do you have a child who is heading back-to-school? Our tips for back-to-school, including a special offer from MedicAlert Foundation Canada, will help you get ready.

If you’re in the foodservice business or planning to cater an event, check out our new page with tips for caterers.

Read about the new law in Alberta to better protect students with food allergy,

Check out what's new in research. Learn about a new study on oral food challenge and its widespread implementation barriers. Plus, get involved in two studies, one measuring quality of life and another about allergic reactions.
I f you know someone working in airways and allergic disease whose commitment to mentorship has made a difference in the lives of others, nominate them for the 2019-2020 Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award.

Also, check out our latest mythbuster: Are all allergy-inducing foods required to be listed on food labels?

NEW! Tomorrow: Register for our August 13 th webinar led by a panel of high school students with food allergy as they share their tips and stories about how they manage food allergy at school.  Register now!

Now open: Register your 7-15 year old for the fall session of Allergy Pals/Allies. This free 8-week online mentorship program has received outstanding feedback. Make sure your child has the opportunity to benefit from this program! 
Webinars on September 7 and September 17: Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. These sessions are a must for parents of newly diagnosed children and are filling up fast. Be sure to register for a session early.
Support food allergy awareness at two different events. Get the details on the 2019 Walk for Andrea in Markham, ON, and the 24 Hour Teal Wheel Challenge in Montreal, QC. 

Check out the  support group meetings happening this month  and learn about our support group leaders from across the country.

Ask the allergist is our regular newsletter feature where Dr. Julia Upton answers your questions! 

This month she answers questions about food allergy and breastfeeding.

Do you have a question you would like to ask Dr. Upton for our upcoming Ask the expert newsletter series? Send it to us at [email protected].
Dr. Upton
Amanda Orlando
Amanda Orlando, Toronto-based blogger and "food creative," is on a mission to inspire confidence.

Combining her passion for cooking, writing, photography, she has recently launched a new book.

"Everyone's Welcome" is not just a book of recipes, but a window into how a person with food allergy lives. We spoke with her to learn more about it.

We are a nationally registered charity and depend on your donations to continue the work we do on your behalf and the rest of 2.6 million Canadians with food allergy.

Get inspired by the  Children with Food Allergies Alberta – Education and Support Group recent Fun Run   and host your own fundraiser! Whether it be organizing a run, planning a birthday party through EchoAge, hosting a bake sale or making bracelets, the ways you can fundraise are endless!

Learn about the  Food Allergy Fun Run fundraiser   and check out the many  ways you can raise money   for food allergy awareness, education, and advocacy!
Kids at the Food Allergy Fun Run