Food Allergy Canada is a nationally registered charity committed to educating, supporting, and advocating for the more than 2 million Canadians with food allergy.
March 2020
Register for our 2020 National Conference
Join us on Saturday, May 30th for a full-day conference centered around a variety of topics on how to create a better #FoodAllergyFuture. Live-stream is also available. Register now!
#FoodAllergyFuture Challenge: Innovation contest for youth ages 12-25
Inspire us with your creative idea on how you can use innovation to improve the lives of those living with food allergy and create a better #FoodAllergyFuture. The grand prize value is $3,250! Learn more and enter.
2020 community awards: Apply today!
Applications for our community awards are now open! Apply or nominate someone today.
Spring break tips
Plan ahead! Review our reminders for a fun and safe spring break. Read our tips.
Your voice is needed to help elevate food allergy as a federal priority: Contact your MP by the end of this week
Help to #MakeFoodAllergyCount with the federal budget by contacting your MP and asking for their support for the National Food Allergy Action Plan and pre-budget submission. Find your MP.
Advocacy in action: Managing food allergy on campus
Learn about our advocacy around improving student experiences on campus while we were at the Canadian College and University Food Service Association's Winter Workshop. Read more.
Research: Mom’s depression in late pregnancy may affect baby’s immune system
Learn more about the impact a mom's depression has on a baby's immune system. Research like this helps us better understand the mechanism of food allergy.  Learn more.
Research: FDA Advisory Committee to review Viaskin Peanut 
Find out the latest on the Viaskin Peanut treatment for peanut allergy in children 4-11 years of age, as it moves through approvals in the U.S. Learn more.
Can the smell of food cause an allergic reaction? Find out now.
Webinars on March 7 and March 31
Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. These sessions are a must for parents of newly diagnosed children and are filling up fast. Register now!
Attend a support group meeting
Check out the meetings happening in Niagara and Toronto next month, and learn about our support group leaders from across the country. Learn more.
April 4-5 in Toronto, ON: Free From & Allergy Expo
The conference is a celebration of 'free from' food, drink and lifestyle products. Be sure to stop by our booth for free resources and information. Learn more.
Ask the allergist is our regular newsletter feature where Dr. Julia Upton answers your questions! 

As plant-based alternatives are becoming more common, this month we’re featuring a previous article on pea protein allergy with some new additions. 
Do you have a question you would like to ask Dr. Upton in the months to come? Send it to us at

Please note: Dr. Upton answers questions on general topics, please talk to your doctor if you have questions about your own health or the health of your child. 
Dr. Julia Upton
Sneak peek into the youth sessions for our conference: Kyle Dine shares the plans!
We are so excited to have Kyle leading our youth sessions at our upcoming 2020 national conference. The half-day sessions will be educational and empowering, filled with exciting speakers and experts, and include fun and informative activities. There will be two youth sessions, one for ages 7-11 and one for ages 12-17.

We spoke with Kyle to get a sneak peek and learn what youth participants can expect at the conference.
Kyle Dine, food allergy educator and musician

Give today for a better tomorrow
As a nationally registered charity, we depend on your donations to educate, support, and advocate for you and all Canadians impacted by food allergy. Learn the different ways you can support us below.
Donate directly
Support our advocacy in creating a better #FoodAllergyFuture.

Check out the many ways your donation will make a difference.
All donations $20 and above receive a tax receipt.
Monthly giving
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.
Legacy giving
Plan today to make a difference tomorrow. When you are updating your will, or your life insurance coverage, consider Food Allergy Canada as a beneficiary.
Corporate giving
Your support tells your employees and your customers that you care. Check out the different ways your workplace can get involved.