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Get involved – September 2017

Check out this month’s support group meetings, discover various events in the community – including the Walk for Andrea, the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) Gala and Auction, and Asthma Canada’s Breathe Easy Conference. You can also learn how you can become a media volunteer.


Check out the support group meetings happening this month!

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. Here are the support group meetings happening this month.

Ontario

Support group: Toronto Anaphylaxis Education Group (TAEG)

  • Date: Tuesday September 26 from 7pm-9pm EST
  • Location: Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Avenue West
  • RSVP: info@taeg.ca

Support group: Downtown Toronto Food Allergy

  • Date: Tuesday September 26 from 7:30pm-9pm EST
  • Location: St Albans Boys and Girls Club, 843 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto Ontario
  • RSVP: Contact Allison: downtowntorontoallergymeetup@gmail.com

Events in the community

September 24, 2017 in Markham, ON: Walk for Andrea

 

Register for the Walk for Andrea, in honour of Andrea Mariano who passed away in 2015. The proceeds of the walk will go to the Hospital of Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. Learn more!


October 12, 2017 in Toronto, ON: Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) Gala and Auction

Support Canadian researchers at the CAAIF Gala and Auction at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel! Contact info@caaif.ca for details. 


October 21, 2017 in Toronto, ON: Breathe Easy Conference

Asthma Canada is hosting its annual patient-focused conference, Breath Easy – The Life Cycle of Asthma. This one-day summit will highlight experiences from pediatrics to adult-onset asthma and share insights on diagnosis, treatment and management to improve health outcomes for all Canadians living with asthma and respiratory allergies. Registration is free for community members. Register today!


Become a media volunteer!

From time to time, the media (e.g., newspapers, radio/tv stations, etc.), would like to interview individuals within the food allergy community to hear their thoughts and experiences.  If you are interested in speaking with the media, please download and complete the Media Volunteer Form.

Please email us the completed form at info@foodallergycanada.ca and include the subject line “Media Volunteer Form”.

Please note that this is a voluntary role. Thank you for your interest and for your ongoing contribution to raising public awareness about food allergies!