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.
March 2019
Read the latest update about the full supply of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors, read our statement on the interim report for national pharmacare, and learn how OHIP+ is changing this month.

Plus, find out about our community awards and how to apply for them, and check out our Spring break tips on keeping safe.

Let us know your experiences with Oral Immunotherapy, with your feedback, we can continue having informed discussions on emerging therapies.

Check out our advocacy in foodservice, learn about the Hamilton stock epinephrine pilot program for restaurants, and hear more about the AAAAI conference and the Free From & Allergy Friendly Expo we attended this past month.

Participate in an important research study that will help to measure quality of life. If you’re a post-secondary student, you can participate in two important research studies before the end of the month.

Plus, read the latest in research including an update on the Viaskin Peanut Patch from DBV Technologies.

And take a look at our latest mythbuster on food allergies versus food intolerances.

Beatrice Povolo at Restaurants Canada Show
We’re excited to announce that we will be having a community conference next year to showcase the latest research and news around food allergy! Help us with our planning by letting us know what you would like to learn more about at the conference. Email us at with your thoughts and ideas!

Be sure to check out the support group meetings! There's a new support group in the Niagara region holding their first meeting tonight. 

Plus, participate in one of our free webinars offered this month:

  • Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis: a must for parents of newly diagnosed children. Next sessions are March 19 and April 6. These sessions are quite popular and are filling up fast, be sure to register for a session early.

Sign up for our parent webinars
Register your child for our webinar!
Ask the allergist is our monthly feature where Dr. Julia Upton, a Canadian allergist, answers your top food allergy questions. This month she answers questions on when to use epinephrine and what "may contain" labels mean. 

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
Dr. Upton
Meet Elly Ward
The founder of the No Nuts About Us online store shares her family’s journey with food allergy and the peanut patch trial, and how to manage living with food allergies more confidently. 

We would love to hear from you! Share your stories with us at
Elly Ward

Different ways of giving: ECHOage and Donate a Car

Plan your next birthday party or milestone event online at ECHOage, a free online party-planning service that helps charities in North America.
Ask your friends and family to donate to Food Allergy Canada in honour of your birthday/event. 

Plus, get a special bonus gift from Indigo
When you choose an Indigo Electronic Gift Card as your gift, Indigo will top up your gift card with an additional 10% bonus, up to a maximum bonus of $100.

Turn that old vehicle into a feel-good memory by donating it to support Food Allergy Canada - you'll receive free towing from Donate A Car Canada, and a tax receipt from us!

Visit our Donate a Car page to learn more.