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.
November 2018
Discover what the experts in food allergy are saying from their perspective on auto-injector needle length and dosage of epinephrine, to the validity of blood tests for food sensitivities on the Canadian market.
Photo credit: CBC News
Jennifer Gerdts (left) at an international food allergy meeting in Copenhagen
Photo credits: Yanne Boloh and Eileen Lam
Learn more about the International Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting (FAAM) in Copenhagen that our Executive Director attended.
Register now for our "Ask the allergist" webinar where Canadian allergist Dr. Julia Upton will answer your top questions on food allergy and anaphylaxis.

Thank you for supporting the "Shine a light" Halloween campaign! Read about the support we received and check out the amazing new song written by food allergy musician, Kyle Dine, exclusively for this campaign.

Check out our advocacy in action this month: Learn about the updated Ontario Food Handlers Guide which now provides a robust section on food allergy management because of our continuous advocacy efforts. Plus, we speak out about Air Canada's treatment of a passenger with food allergy.

Discover the latest in food allergy research. You’ll learn about Aimmune and DBV’s latest developments with their studies on peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT) and the peanut patch respectively. Plus, learn about the success of a recent study with wheat OIT, read a study on food allergy accommodations in Canadian schools – and our statement addressing this study. 
You can also check out this month's mythbuster on whether one allergy can be more serious than another.
NEW! Register for our December 4 th webinar with Canadian allergist Dr. Julia Upton. The content of this " Ask the allergist" webinar is determined by you, the participants. Register and send us your questions today!
Participate in our other webinars offered this month!
  • Webinars on November 5 and November 20: Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. These sessions are a must for parents of newly diagnosed children.  

  • Webinar on November 25: Allergy Pals Monthly. Topic is managing food allergies and cross-contamination. Register your 7-11 year old today!
Plus, find out where this month's support group meetings are being held and read about our support group leaders. 

Every month, Dr. Upton will answer your top food allergy-related questions. This month, she answers questions about oral immunotherapy.

Dr. Julia Upton is a Canadian allergist who is on staff at Toronto’s SickKids Hospital in the Immunology and Allergy Department. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and is the Section Chair of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis with the CSACI.

Do you have a question you would like to ask Dr. Upton? Send it to us at [email protected].
Dr. Julia Upton
From the community
Food allergy advocate and blogger turned restauranteur, Pauline Osena, tells us about her new allergy-friendly restaurant in Toronto, ON.

Pauline Osena
Jennifer Pattinson-Speed doesn’t have kids with food allergies, yet she’s been giving out non-food treats for Halloween over the last 20 years. Find out what motivates her to give out allergy-friendly treats and support kids with food allergies.

We would love to hear from you! Share your stories with us at  [email protected].
Foundation and corporate giving – two ways to give
We are a nationally registered charity and depend on your donations to educate, support, and advocate for Canadians with food allergies. Below are two different ways of giving – through a Foundation or through your organization.
Tagliani Foundation Benefit dinner: Raising money and awareness for food allergy
Canadian race car star, and Food Allergy Canada ambassador, Alex Tagliani and his wife Bronte recently raised funds to support food allergy awareness and education.

The money was raised through the Tagliani Foundation’s annual benefit dinner in Laval, Quebec. They created this Foundation because their family is personally impacted by food allergy and they are passionate about helping the food allergy community.
Alex Tagliani speaks about his food allergies.
Bronte Tagliani (left) and Beatrice Povolo (right), our Director, Advocacy & Media Relations
During the evening, which was attended by local celebrities, racing sponsors and supporters, Alex spoke about his personal experiences with allergic reactions brought on by accidental exposure to his allergens, peanuts and tree nuts, as well as his young daughter’s first allergic reaction to egg. Alex and Bronte’s Foundation donates a portion of the proceeds to Food Allergy Canada.

A great big thank you to Alex, Bronte and all those who attended the benefit dinner for their generosity and support!
Nutricia North America gives back to the community with their annual Peak2Peak Challenge. This company-wide event is a combination of a fitness challenge and a healthy competition for staff.

This year, Canadian employees selected to make the donation to Food Allergy Canada.