Food Allergy Canada is a nationally registered charity committed to educating, supporting, and advocating for the more than 2 million Canadians with food allergy.
May 2020
It’s Food Allergy Awareness Month! Check out #FactsAndHacks our social awareness campaign and learn how you can help drive awareness all month long. Plus, read the Minister of Health’s statement on FAAM.   Learn more.
ALLERJECT® epinephrine auto-injectors will be available in pharmacies across Canada starting May 19, 2020. With ALLERJECT, Canadians now have access to a different option for an epinephrine auto-injector. Find out more about ALLERJECT.
Get answers to your questions on managing food allergy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, learn about the Canadian Paediatric Society's recommendations on introducing allergenic foods to infants during the pandemic. Read more.
The 2020 winners have been selected for the Pryde Family Travel Grant, The Allan Reynolds Volunteer of the Year Award, and The Robyn Allen Leadership Award. Find out who won our community awards – from leaders in business to medical students!  Learn more.
Parents of a child with food allergy – researchers want to understand your experiences so they can create a tool to better support families. Plus, they want to learn more about the impacts of COVID-19. Once you complete the survey, you can be entered into a draw for a $100 Visa gift card. Your input is critical! Take the short survey.

If you, or your child, have a peanut, tree nut, egg and/or milk allergy, participate in a study about chocolate consumption. Your input will help us advance the dialogue on “may contain” statements . Participate now.
With this study, you will learn about the prevalence and reaction characteristics of crustacean and mollusc allergy in children. Read more.
If someone has a tree nut allergy, should they avoid peanuts? Find out now.
  • May 27: The madness behind the numbers – accurate diagnosis, is it possible? with Dr. Edmond Chan. Register now.
  • June 9: Youth session – Managing anxiety and bullying with Samara Carroll. Register now.
  • June 17: The truth behind immunotherapy, is it right for you? with Dr. Julia Upton. Register now.
  • June 24: Understanding when to use epinephrine with Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan. Register now.

Please share with others who may benefit from the session! Register today.
Perfect for families with recently diagnosed children or adults who are newly diagnosed. Learn the basics of food allergy and anaphylaxis in an interactive 90-minute session. We have extended the number of participants that can attend these sessions during this time. Register now.
Check out Amanda's latest video on avoiding cross-contamination during self-isolation. Plus, watch her other videos where she shares her delicious recipes! Watch the videos.
It has been such an exciting few weeks with so many informative webinars and events for adults and kids. If you missed any of the events, we've got you covered. Recordings of the sessions are available for playback. Check out the recordings.
Although the in-person support group meetings have been cancelled or postponed to allow for physical distancing during this time, you can connect with a support group virtually. Find a support group.
Meet Robyn Buchan who leads the Dresden Area Allergy Support Group. Get to know Robyn.
Daiya specializes in innovative plant-based foods, all of which are free from dairy, gluten, soy, and many other common allergens. We’re excited to share a couple delicious recipes and a special offer from Daiya! Check out their recipes.
Ask the allergist is our regular newsletter feature where Dr. Julia Upton answers your questions! 

This month she answers another question about food allergy and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do you have a question you would like to ask Dr. Upton in the months to come? Send it to us at [email protected].

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
Join our staff and community by painting one fingernail teal to show your support for food allergy awareness and education. It’s a great, simple way to start a conversation about food allergy and to create online awareness.

Check out our photos and get inspired! Post your pic, share it with us, and tag it using #allergyaware!
Ranjit and Adley painting it teal
Katya Kondratenkois is a food allergy mom from Vancouver, BC. Wanting to spread food allergy awareness and raise funds for Food Allergy Canada, Katya submitted an entry to her workplace’s charity contest.

We spoke with Katya to find out more about the company's contest and why she chose Food Allergy Canada as her charity of choice.
Katya's contest entry with her daughter Paulina
Plan your next birthday or milestone event online at ECHOage, a free online party-planning service that helps charities in North America. You can now create a VIRTUAL birthday party and event on this platform!

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.

Celebrate while supporting our cause, start planning a virtual party on ECHOage today!