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.
September 2018
Read the latest on the EpiPen® supply constraints and the temporary availability of AUVI-Q in the Canadian market. Plus, check out our FAQs on the most common questions about AUVI-Q.

School is now is session, take a look at our back-to-school tips and resources to help you navigate the school year with food allergies. Also, find out more about the second phase of the Sweet Caroline Foundation school pilot program.
Discover who won our Summer of TAG Allergy-Friendly Kitchen Contest and read about the very deserving recipients of our 2018 community awards.

You’ll also learn more about MedicAlert (including a special offer for our members), and Enjoy Life Food’s teal rebranding initiative (plus, there’s a coupon you can download!).

Let your voice be heard! Be sure to tell the CFIA that food allergens should be clearly identified on beer products. The deadline for the consultation is next week, September 14 th
 
Find out how your 5 to 11 year-old child can participate in a peanut study. The deadline to register for the study is in 2 weeks, make sure you register soon if you are interested in the study.
Discover the latest in food allergy research. You’ll learn about a new Canadian study around the underusage of epinephrine. You can also check out this month's mythbuster on the appropriate age for allergy testing.
 
NEW! Register for our September 27 th  webinar with Canadian allergist Dr. Julia Upton. The topic is "What is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT): Learn the pros and cons of this emerging therapy". Register today!
Now open: Register your 7-15 year old for the fall session of Allergy Pals/Allies. This free 8-week online mentorship program has received outstanding feedback. Make sure your child has the opportunity to benefit from this program! 

Participate in our other webinars offered this month!
  • Webinars on September 8 and September 11: Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. These sessions are a must for parents of newly diagnosed children.  
  • Webinar on September 30: Allergy Pals Monthly. Topic is telling new friends about food allergies. Register your 7-11 year old today!
Register for our OIT webinar with Dr. Upton
Support food allergy awareness at three different events . Get the details on the 2018 Walk for Andrea in Markham, ON, the Sweet Caroline Run 2018 in Rothesay, NB, and the Pub Night for Allergy Research in Vancouver, BC.
 
F ind out about this month's support group meeting and read about Jillian s support group in D r esden, ON. 
 
Food allergy counsellor Samara Carroll shares her insight on food allergy anxiety and how she helps patients devise strategies to better cope with allergy-related stress.

 
We would love to hear from you! Share your stories with us at  info@foodallergycanada.ca
Different ways of giving
We are a nationally registered charity and depend on your donations to educate, support, and advocate for Canadians with food allergies.

There are many ways to give to Food Allergy Canada: 
Celebrate giving with your birthday or other milestone events 
Plan your next birthday party or milestone event online at ECHOage , a free online party-planning service that helps charities in North America.   Jackie Sidel , a 7-year-old supporter, did just that earlier this year when celebrating her birthday.

Ask your friends and family to donate to Food Allergy Canada in honour of your birthday/event.  Learn more.
Donate a car   
Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Food Allergy Canada. They provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. After your vehicle donation is complete, we will gratefully send you a tax receipt. To donate a vehicle to Food Allergy Canada visit our Donate a Car page .
Donate directly online or on the phone
Help us continue our advocacy efforts. Together, we can make great things happen.
 
Our most recent advocacy efforts with Health Canada has helped to bring AUVI-Q® temporary supply to Canada. We will continue advocating for a longer-term solution to always have a secondary supplier of epinephrine in Canada, at a minimum. We are also working with the foodservice industry on making dining out safer, as well as continuously supporting families and individuals with food allergies to live more confidently.

Next year, we're going to be launching instrumental educational programs that focus on improving quality of life. But, we need your help.

 Please help and donate now . You can also call us at 1 866 785-5660 to make your donation over the phone. If everyone reading this paragraph donated $10 each, it would be transformative as it would allow us to amplify our efforts to make an even greater impact. 
 
You will receive a tax receipt for donations of $20 and above.