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.
May 2018

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It's Food Allergy Awareness Month! Check out our new national awareness campaign and learn how you can help drive awareness all month long. 

Hot off the press! We recently launched our new resource for post-secondary institutions, which will help campuses across Canada to be more allergy-friendly. Find out more about this exciting initiative. 

Nominate a food allergy advocate for our Robyn Allen Leadership Award. Plus, students can apply to win $1,000 with the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award. Hurry, deadlines are fast approaching! 

Plus, discover the benefits of MedicAlert, and take advantage of a special promotion exclusive to Food Allergy Canada members.

Lisa Buckley and River Cheng [Image courtesy of CBC Radio]
Learn about our recent advocacy initiatives: From ensuring you received greater clarity regarding WestJet's allergen policy changes, to speaking out about food allergy bullying, and making sure our voice was heard at a youth summit and a food safety summit. 

Plus, read Chatelaine's article on the latest developments in food allergy research with their article titled, "How close are we to a cure for food allergies?". Check out our mythbuster about the skin prick test and if it's an indicator of how allergic you may be.

Find out where this month's support group meetings are being held, and register for one of our free webinars about managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. 

Register your child for this month's Allergy Pals Monthly webinar on eating out with food allergies. 

Linda Kirste, a Registered Dietitian, provides her guidance on how to ensure kids with multiple food allergies receive proper nutrition. She also provides ideas on how to meet the nutritional needs of kids with milk, peanut, tree nut, or wheat allergy.

Catherine McBean, co-leader of Children with Food Allergies Alberta
Hear from Catherine McBean and Karen Bracegirdle, the co-leaders of the Children with Food Allergies Alberta - Education and Support Group. Read about their journey and how they joined forces to support families in Edmonton and all over the world!

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

Alyssa Burrows and Anita Shah
We are a nationally registered charity and depend on your donations to continue the work we do on your behalf and the rest of 2.6 million Canadians with food allergies. 

Support can come in many forms. This month, we feature McMaster University students, Alyssa and Anita, as they raise awareness through a campus fundraiser.