Get involved – March 2017

This month, find out where and when the March support groups are being held, learn about our upcoming 2017 Teen Workshop, and find out how you can connect with us through Facebook and Twitter!


Support group meetings in March – Ontario and Nova Scotia

Support groups provide a warm and caring environment for you to get help in dealing with the day-to-day stress of being at risk of anaphylaxis, or having a child who is at risk. Plus, it’s a great way to keep up-to-date on any new developments in the food allergy community.

Each month, we’re going to shine a spotlight on a support group from across the country so you can learn more about their experiences. This month, you can read about Carla’s experiences. Carla is a support group leader in Montreal and she talks about what it’s like to be in a support group.

Check out the support group meetings happening this month!


Support group: Dresden Area Allergy Support Group

  • Date: Tuesday, March 21
  • Location: Dresden Public Library, Dresden, ON (downstairs meeting room)
  • Time: 6pm-7pm
  • Topic: General
  • Contact: Jillian at jilliankemp@hotmail.com

Support group: Food Allergy Support Durham

  • Date: Sunday, March 26
  • Location: South Oshawa Community Centre, Oshawa, ON
  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Topic: Ask the allergist with Dr. Lemon
  • Contact: Adele Thompson to save a seat at Ajjthompson@gmail.com

Support group: Ottawa Anaphylaxis Support Group (OASG) 

  • Date: Wednesday, March 29
  • Location: Sunnyside Library, 1049 Bank St, Ottawa, ON (lower level meeting room)
  • Time: 7pm-8:30pm
  • Topic: First meeting to introduce leader and discuss future meetings and events, also discussion on anaphylaxis and schools
  • Contact: Stephanie at stephlorept@gmail.com


Support group: Sans Soucis – Rencontres de soutien et d’information sur les allergies (French support group)

  • Date: Sunday, March 26
  • Location: Mont Saint-Hilaire, Montreal, QC
  • Time: 9am-4pm
  • Topic: The support group will participate at the third edition of the “Salon des Familles de la Vallée-du-Richelieu”
  • Contact Annie: info@sanssoucis.ca

Nova Scotia

Support group: Food Allergy Support Halifax (FASH)

  • Date: Sunday, March 26
  • Location: Sobeys in Mill Cove, Bedford NS (Community Room)
  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Topic: General
  • Contact Andrea: andrea.macdonald15@gmail.com


Attention Teens!

2017 Teen Workshop: May 28, 2017

We are hosting a grand slam event for teens with food allergies on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Our annual teen workshop will feature a fun-filled morning with interactive presentations, lively discussions, and team-building activities lead by our Youth Advisory Panel, followed by an afternoon trip to the Toronto Blue Jays Game where seats are reserved in the peanut/nut-reduced section.


The program will include:

  • Strategies for managing allergies in school, parties, and other social settings.
  • Interactive activities, combining friendly competition, creative collaboration, and prizes.
  • Opportunities to ask questions and share stories in an open and supportive environment.


  • Date: May 28, 2017
  • Time: 8am-12pm EST for the workshop and 1pm-4pm EST for the Blue Jays baseball game (optional)
  • Location:
    • Workshop: 918 Bathurst, at 918 Batthurst Street, Toronto, ON
    • Baseball Game (optional): Roger’s Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON
  • Ages: 13-21 years
  • Price: $20 – Teen Workshop, $35 – Blue Jays Baseball Game (optional)

*If you have financial difficulties please contact us at info@foodallergycanada.ca about a reduced rate or exemption. (Limited spaces available; all requests are kept confidential).

*Note – Participants may choose to go to the Teen Workshop and not the baseball game. However, participants are required to attend the Teen Workshop in order to go to the baseball game.

Register today!

Download the information sheet covering times and locations for the day.


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