Category: News

Ways to give – March 2017

Help us to support you! Please consider donating to Food Allergy Canada. With your support, we can: Provide critical education and personalized support programs that are medically reviewed and content rich for adults, children, educators, employers, and the community. Advocate with government and industry to improve the quality of life for people with food allergies: whether that’s…  Read More

From the community – March 2017

This month from the community, we hear from a mother and her journey on parenting a child with multiple food allergies. It’s a powerful story and we thank her for sharing her journey with us.  We also have a new peanut/tree nut free recipe to share from our friends at SMARTIES.   Parenting a child…  Read More

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…  Read More

Advocacy and research – March 2017

Below you will find our latest update regarding McDonald’s, and details about exciting new research from Hamilton’s McMaster Immunology Research Centre that has been recently published. The research looks at the cause of lifelong food allergies. Check it out!   The latest with McDonald’s As you know, last month, we met with President & CEO…  Read More

Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – March 2017

This month, you can register for our March 9th webinar on the new guidelines for introducing peanut to babies, check out the Pryde Family Travel Grant to see if you or someone you know is eligible to apply, and read our food allergy tips for Spring Break. You’re invited! Upcoming webinar on the new guidelines…  Read More

Latest update: We’ve met with McDonald’s!

We met with President & CEO John Betts and his team at McDonald’s to discuss their recent allergy-related changes and how they impact this community. It was a good first meeting. We had an open dialogue with McDonald’s on this issue and brought forward your feedback regarding these changes. McDonald’s expressed their commitment to working…  Read More

Ways to give – January 2017

Support our #NotLovinIt McDonald’s campaign! On January 17, McDonald’s® Canada introduced the SKOR McFlurry (which contains almonds) and noted that the SKOR pieces will not be in a contained package like other nut products currently available at McDonald’s. At the same time, McDonald’s also launched a new allergy statement that indicates all products on their…  Read More

From the community – January 2017

This month, read a story from a dad of a child with food allergies who shares how you can spread allergy-awareness in your everyday life. We would love to hear from you too! Share your stories with us at info@foodallergycanada.ca. Subtle steps: How you can spread allergy-awareness in your everyday life Contributed by Marc Bhalla When…  Read More

Get involved – January 2017

There are lots of ways you can get involved with Food Allergy Canada!  This month, you can attend a support group meeting next week in Halifax and Toronto, take an AllergyAware.ca course, and find out how your teen could join our Youth Advisory Panel. Upcoming support group meetings: Halifax and Toronto Support groups provide a…  Read More

Advocacy and research – January 2017

This month, you can participate in the CFIA and Health Canada consultation on food labelling, learn about the recent changes to pre-packed food labels, read about the new severe allergy policy at Queen’s University, and find out about a ground-breaking new U.S. report promoting food allergy safety. Advocacy You’re invited: CFIA and Health Canada consultation…  Read More