Newsletter | June 2021
Our Latest News

Read our new 2020 Impact Report and learn how we addressed pandemic-specific issues to support managing food allergy.

You’ll also hear from our Executive Director and Board Chair, learn about our long-term advocacy initiatives, and where your money goes.

Plus, look at our impact in numbers and learn about the accomplishments you helped us achieve.

Find out about our 2021 community award winners and how you can become a #FoodAllergyChampion.

Visit the #KnowItTreatIt gallery and join the conversation by sharing your anaphylaxis story.

Read a summary of our impactful month, find out the winners of our Know it. Treat it. Contest, and more!

If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, pre- order allergen-free cupcakes for Father’s Day and support our charity.

Summer's almost here! Review our reminders for a safe summer during the pandemic.
Advocacy and Research

Last chance to participate in a survey on the psychological health needs of living with food allergy and access to care.

Survey closes at the end of this month.

Check out this month's mythbuster: Can Benadryl® be used instead of epinephrine to treat anaphylaxis?
Webinars and Events

Watch the recording of the second webinar in our COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy series.

You’ll hear from a panel of experts on the most up-to-date answers on current issues, like perspectives on mixing vaccines, and the duration between doses.

Join Kyle Dine, food allergy educator and leader of our youth programming, on our Instagram Live as he chats with a variety of guests every Wednesday!

Next session is June 16th at 2pm EDT with Marissa.

Attend our free 90-minute interactive webinar with a trained parent mentor.

Next sessions are June 23rd and July 3rd.

Learn about our support groups and connect virtually.

Join the Niagara Food Allergy Parents Support Group for their virtual meet-up on June 23rd at 7pm EDT.

Watch our #KnowItTreatIt encore presentation series and get educated on how to recognize and treat anaphylaxis.

Watch the videos and please share with others, so they can also benefit from this important information.
Ask the Allergist:
Dr. Julia Upton, MD, FRCPC, MPH
Face masks and shields

This month, we're covering questions on face masks and the inhalation of airborne proteins, and on wearing face shields.

Do you have a questions you would like to ask Dr. Upton in the months to come? Send it to us at
Ask the Dietitian:
Mun Cho, RD
Oral allergy syndrome / pollen food syndrome

This month, Mun answers a question on oral allergy syndrome / pollen food syndrome.

Do you have a question you would like to ask a dietitian in the months to come? Send it to us at
Ways to Give
We are grateful for the #FoodAllergyChampions in our community who are raising awareness while giving back to our organization. Check out and support the active fundraisers below. We hope they inspire you to make an impact and start your own fundraiser too!

Hype Food Co. bakery in Toronto, ON, is donating a portion of their cupcake sales made on June 14th and 15th to our organization. The cupcakes are free from the priority food allergens and are perfect to pre-order for Father’s Day! Plus, you also get 10% off for being a Food Allergy Canada member!
*Orders must be placed through the fundraising page.

Olivia recently published her first book, The Adventures of Livie and Pinky, and is donating a portion of her book sales to our organization.

Read about her inspiration behind the book and purchase a copy today.

Ruth designed t-shirts to raise awareness and spark conversation about food allergy. Each shirt can be custom-made to include your allergen(s), and a portion of each sale will be donated to Food Allergy Canada.

Tiffany is selling handmade teal ribbon keychains to help raise food allergy awareness. Plus, she's donating a portion of each sale to Food Allergy Canada.

Celebrate virtually while supporting our cause! Plan your next birthday or milestone event virtually at ECHOage, a free online party-planning service that helps charities in North America. Learn about the impact created by Nora’s 2nd birthday and get inspired to host an ECHOage party.

In honour of your birthday or event, ask your friends and family to donate to Food Allergy Canada. Now more than ever, small charities like ours rely on your generous donations to continue our important work now and well into the future. 
Discover more ways to give below and learn how your donations make a difference in our new 2020 Impact Report. Give today!
With this current crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funding has become unstable for the coming years, making your support even more critical at this time. Learn the many ways your donation will make a difference.

All donations $20 and above receive a tax receipt.
Make an ongoing impact. 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 support to you and others when you need it.

Select “Monthly Gift” on the online donation form and enter the amount you want to donate. Or call us at 1 866 785-5660.