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 2019
Get an update on our National Food Allergy Action Plan, read the latest EpiPen® supply update, and meet the winners of the 2019 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award.

Do you have a mustard allergy? Read an important notice from Health Canada regarding precautionary allergen labelling.

Plus, now that school is in session, check out our many resources to help you and your child confidently manage food allergy throughout the school year.

Learn about AllerGen’s Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award and nominate someone who is eligible.

Check out what’s new in research, participate in two important research studies, one measuring quality of life and another which is about allergic reactions.

Also, read our latest mythbuster: Can food allergy be outgrown?

NEW! Wedn esday: Learn more about our Allergy Pals/Allies online mentorship program in a 30-minute webinar on September 18th. Find out how this program can benefit your child.  Register now!

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 participate in this program! 
Webinars on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis These sessions are a must for parents of newly diagnosed children and are filling up fast. Be sure to register for a session early. There is limited space in our September sessions, register today.
Support food allergy awareness at different events across the country. Get the details on the Walk for Andrea in Markham, ON, the 24 Hour Teal Wheel Challenge in Montreal, QC, Tough Nutter in Markham, ON, Sweet Caroline Run in Rothesay, NB, and Trunk or Treat in Toronto, ON.

Check out the  support group meetings happening next month  in Saskatoon, SK and Ottawa, ON, and learn about our support group leaders from across the country.

Ask the allergist is our regular newsletter feature where Dr. Julia Upton answers your questions! 

This month she answers questions about Oral Allergy Syndrome or Pollen-Food Syndrome.


Do you have a question you would like to ask Dr. Upton for our upcoming Ask the expert newsletter series? Send it to us at info@foodallergycanada.ca.
Dr. Upton
Kristina Mariano
The 4th Annual Walk for Andrea is taking place on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 10:30 am at Milne Park in Markham, Ontario.

The Walk for Andrea was founded to honour Andrea Mariano, who passed away from an anaphylactic reaction on campus during her first few weeks at Queen’s University in 2015.

We recently spoke with Kristina Mariano, Andrea’s older sister, about the event, how the support has grown over the years, and her advocacy work related to food allergy.

Make a difference with charitable giving!
Birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations are a perfect time for charitable giving. In lieu of gifts, have your guests donate to Food Allergy Canada.

It’s simple! We’ll send your celebration donors a charitable tax receipt for their support and send you a special card acknowledging their gift in your honour. For more information, contact us.

Celebrate giving with ECHOage
You can also celebrate using ECHOage, like 7-year-old Jackie to plan your next birthday party or milestone event online. ECHOage is a free online party-planning service that helps charities in North America.

Ask your friends and family to donate to Food Allergy Canada in honour of your birthday or event. Half the money they contribute will come to us and the other half is for you to buy a special gift! You will be able to send personalized invitations and thank-you notes to your guests, check for their RSVPs and much more, all for free! Learn more.
Jackie and her brother
Plus, get a special bonus gift from Indigo
When you choose an Indigo Electronic Gift Card as your gift through ECHOAge, Indigo will top up your gift card with an additional 10% bonus, up to a maximum bonus of $100.