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Deferred indefinitely – Toronto motion on stock epinephrine, read our statement

Yesterday, the City of Toronto’s Licensing and Standards Committee voted to indefinitely defer the motion to explore a policy option that would mandate all Toronto restaurants and other potential public places to carry stock epinephrine (epinephrine auto-injectors that are not prescribed for a particular person and can be used in an emergency). We are disappointed…  Read More

Toronto motion for stock epinephrine: Voice your support

Toronto City Councillor James Pasternak filed a motion in March 2017 to explore a policy option that would mandate all Toronto restaurants and other potential public places to carry stock epinephrine, which are epinephrine auto-injectors that are not prescribed for a particular person and can be used in an emergency. The motion was presented to…  Read More

Ways to give: Food Allergy Awareness Month

Food Allergy Awareness Month is coming up – help us to increase the awareness and education of food allergies! Please donate to Food Allergy Canada and help us continue raising awareness and education throughout your communities. With your support, we can: Provide critical education and personalized support programs that are medically reviewed and content rich for…  Read More

From the community: Two personal stories on OIT

Oral Immunotherapy, known as OIT, is one of several food allergy desensitization treatments conducted under close medical supervision by allergists. It involves giving patients progressively larger doses of the allergen, followed by ongoing, daily maintenance doses, to increase and maintain tolerance. Though it has worked for many patients, OIT is not a cure for food…  Read More

Get involved – April 2017

There’s a lot going on in April and May for you to participate in. You can attend a support group meeting (there are many happening in April!), go to exciting live events featuring allergists, performers, and athletes. You can register for our Teen Workshop, and also register for the Spring session of Allergy Pals/Allies. Read…  Read More

Saving lives with stock epinephrine: An interview with nurse practitioner Kelly Dunfield

In 2015, we wrote about a new stock epinephrine pilot project launched in Sussex, New Brunswick by nurse practitioner Kelly Dunfield, Robert Dunfield, and allergist Dr. Andrea Canty. The project was funded by the Sussex and Area Community Foundation. Food Allergy Canada supplied training materials and information, and Sanofi Canada provided an 18-month supply of auto-injectors. The project,…  Read More

Advocacy and research – April 2017

Read about a stock epinephrine program in New Brunswick led by nurse practitioner Kelly Dunfield. Also, you can find out more details on current research involving twins with food allergy, the latest update with our meetings with McDonald’s Canada, and where you can view our recorded webinar on the new guidelines for feeding peanut to…  Read More

Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – April 2017

This month, read about Pfizer Canada’s voluntary recall of specific lots of EpiPen®/EpiPen Jr®, nominate someone for the Pryde Family Travel Grant and the Robyn Allen Leadership Award, check out our allergy-friendly tips and recipes for Easter and Passover, and more. Read on below for all the details! Pfizer Canada’s voluntary recall of specific lots…  Read More

5 Questions for: Tech Pioneer and Food Allergy Advocate Bruce Croxon

Bruce Croxon is a tech pioneer, investor, speaker and television host. As a volunteer for Food Allergy Canada, he speaks from experience and advocates strongly for our community. We recently spoke with Bruce about raising a child with food allergies and the unique power of parents in allergy education and awareness. Food Allergy Canada (FAC): Let’s start at the…  Read More