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.
December 2017
 

Laurie Harada
Learn more about our upcoming leadership changes, and find out who received our 2017 Robyn Allen Leadership Award for exemplifying extraordinary leadership and dedication in the advancement of food allergy awareness and education.

You can also read about Auvi-Q's epinephrine auto-injector for infants and small children, OHIP+ for children and youth that launches January 1, 2018 in Ontario, and check out a video showing a young girl using her own epinephrine auto-injector.

Be sure to read up on our holiday tips on how to keep safe during this season, and learn about our funders and corporate partners, who have generously contributed to our organization.

 
Learn more about our advocacy for improved "may contain" food labelling guidelines, and participate in two research studies before they close this month!

Plus, read our interview with two of the authors of a study that suggests eating peanut while breastfeeding may help protect against peanut allergy.
   
 
 
Spread food allergy awareness this holiday season with our Allergy-Friendly Food Drive while helping out your local food bank. Also register for one of our free webinars to learn the basics of managing food allergy and anaphylaxis, and check out the support group meetings happening this month. 

Linda Kirste
  
We hosted a webinar last month with Linda Kirste, a Registered Dietitian, where she discussed how children with food allergy can get the nutrients they  need to grow and thrive.

 
Melissa, one of the adults who shares her story
Although food allergy may not have been as common decades ago, there are many adults who have lived with their food allergies since childhood. Hear from two adults as they share their experiences growing up with food allergy before enhanced ingredient labelling, and allergy awareness in the foodservice and food manufacturing industries.


We would love to hear from you! Share your stories with us at  [email protected]
 
This holiday season, help us shine a light on food allergy.
 
We are a nationally registered charity providing free resources and support, and we need your help.  

Your donations make a significant difference, here are just three ways you can help:
  • Close to 500,000 children across Canada have food allergies. Help us teach and support these families when they receive this life-changing diagnosis. Your $25 donation can help provide parents with critical education and support.
     
  • In the past 2 years, 13% of people with food allergies we surveyed had at least one severe allergic reaction at a restaurant and in 73% of these cases, the restaurant staff were informed of their allergy. A $75 donation will help us to create voluntary guidelines on food allergen management with the foodservice industry.
     
  • Teens and young adults are at a higher risk of a severe food allergic reaction. You can help us reach Canadian post-secondary institutions, so we can provide them with guidelines on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis on campus. This initiative supports approximately 150,000 youth and your $100 donation helps us to reach one university. 

End this year off by helping someone else next year.  Give now.