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 2019
Save the date! Our 2020 national conference: Creating a Better Future, will be taking place at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, ON on Saturday, May 30, 2020. #FoodAllergyFuture

Read our National Food Allergy Action Plan update, and find out how you can join our advocacy efforts.
Watch the recording of our food allergy myths webinar with Canadian allergist, Dr. Susan Waserman where she discusses what’s fact and fiction as well as the recent media on Benadryl.

Check out our tips and resources to ensure you navigate the holiday season with confidence.

Join us in thanking our funders and corporate partners for their generous contributions in 2019. #FoodAllergyChampions

Help provide valuable insight to researchers. Please participate in the following studies before they close! 
  • Parents and adults: Participate in a study on managing multiple food allergies – help us understand if some are more burdensome than others. Hurry, the study closes December 20th!
  • Teens ages 14-17: Participate in a study that will help to measure quality of life.
  • Dietitians: Participate in a study that looks at the current capacity of Canadian dietitians providing care to pediatric patients with food allergy.
Check out what’s new in food allergy research including the CSACI's recommendation for newer generation vs first-generation antihistamines, and read an update on the CHILD Cohort Study.

Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. These sessions are a must for parents of newly diagnosed children and are filling up fast. Register today!
Sign up your 7 to 15-year-old for our 8-week online mentorship program. Register now!

Find out the benefits of the program in our overview video – you’ll learn exactly how the program works, who it's intended for and the benefits it provides.
Check out the  support group meeting happening in Toronto, ON, and learn about our support group leaders from across the country.

This month, we feature Pam Isaak, who leads the Niagara Food Allergy Parents Support Group.

Attention post-secondary students under the age of 25: apply now for a chance to be awarded $1,000. Deadline to apply is April 24, 2020.

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

This month she answers a question about the smell of a food and inhalation of airborne proteins.

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
We asked members of our community to share their top tips for managing food allergy during the holidays, when at parties or hosting others with food allergy.

Learn tips from our Youth Advisory Panel, and other community members including parents, siblings and friends.

Give the gift of a better #FoodAllergyFuture this holiday
We are a non-profit charity and rely on your generous donations in order to advocate, educate, and support those impacted by food allergy.

With your donations, we can continue advocating strongly on your behalf on key issues such as:

Ensuring you always have access to life-saving medication: There has been ongoing uncertainty around EpiPen® supply over the last 20 months. At different times, you may not have been able to obtain a device, or get your full prescription filled. Help us ensure 2.6 million Canadians with food allergy always have a minimum of two epinephrine auto-injector suppliers for this life-saving medication. Your $25 donation will enable us to continue our advocacy efforts on this very important issue.
Bonus way to give: Monthly donation
Make an ongoing impact on all of our initiatives by becoming a monthly donor. For $25/month, which is less than $0.85 per day, your support will help to ensure we can advocate strongly across many different platforms on your behalf, provide education to the community, public, industry, and government on the seriousness of food allergy, and offer free educational and support materials to you and others when you need it.
Your monthly donations will make a significant impact in all areas of our work. Become a monthly donor today. Simply select “Monthly Gift” on the online donation form or call us at 1 866 785-5660.
Donate before the end of this month to get your 2019 tax receipt.
Celebrate this month with ECHOage and get a special offer
Help make a difference this holiday season by planning your party with ECHOage, a free online party-planning service that helps charities in North America.

In lieu of gifts, ask your guests to donate to Food Allergy Canada in honour of your celebration. Half the money they contribute will go to Food Allergy Canada, and the other half is for you to buy a special gift!

Special offer
This month, ECHOage is giving away $10 to our organization when you book a party with promo code PARTYNOW. We will receive the full $10 when you use the promo code and choose 100% for Food Allergy Canada. Hurry, offer expires December 31, 2019.