Category: News

New Book for Teens with Food Allergies

Food Allergy Canada is excited to announce the release of a brand new eBook for teens titled The Ultimate Guidebook for Teens with Food Allergies. Written by a team of youth with food allergies from our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP), this guidebook provides first-hand information on living with severe food allergies while having a normal teenage life. It…  Read More

Guest Post: Young actors receive scholarships in honour of Sabrina Shannon

By Young People’s Theatre, Toronto Thanks to Food Allergy Canada, two students have been awarded Drama School Bursaries for the 50th Anniversary Season of Young People’s Theatre! Food Allergy Canada donated this wonderful gift in honour of Sabrina Shannon. Sabrina, who passed away due to an allergic reaction at the age of 13 in 2003,…  Read More

Greater Accessibility to the National Guidelines for Anaphylaxis Management in Canadian Schools. Now Available in e-book, Flip-book and PDF Versions

OTTAWA, ON – September 15, 2015 – The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, in collaboration with Food Allergy Canada (formerly Anaphylaxis Canada), the Allergy/Asthma Information Association, Allergy Quebec (formerly Association québécoise des allergies alimentaires), and the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation, is pleased to announce the availability of the Anaphylaxis in Schools…  Read More

Study shows ER visits for anaphylaxis are on the rise: Report by Global TV

Global News Television talks with mom Pauline Osena about her baby’s food allergy reaction, and with Food Allergy Canada’s Beatrice Povolo about a new study that shows emergency room visits for anaphylaxis are on the rise. Find out more about Pauline and Lucien’s story at Global News Toronto. More information about study results, from the…  Read More

Update: Allergy Aware Challenge for publicly-funded schools

The Allergy Aware Challenge contest has ended. Winners will be announced soon! Attention Principals, Vice Principals or designates: Is your school allergy aware? Take the Anaphylaxis in Schools: What Educators Need to Know online course to learn more about managing allergies and your school may win $1,000 and an Anaphylaxis Tool Kit. The contest is…  Read More

What’s New at Food Allergy Canada

Celebrating Sabrina Shannon’s Spirit In celebration of the 10th year anniversary for Sabrina’s Law, Food Allergy Canada provided funding for the Young People’s Theatre to give two young actors scholarships for YPT programs in the 2015-16 season. Sabrina, a creative soul, was a great fan of the YPT. Her parents Mike and Sarah, as well…  Read More

Congratulations to the 2015 Recipients of the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

Food Allergy Canada would like to congratulate the recipients of the sixth annual Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award: Katherine Lorette (Rothesay, NB) and Shayna Rak (Vaughan, ON). Shayna and Katherine were selected from a large number of applicants for their demonstrated commitment to raising awareness and educating others about severe allergies. Katherine is 18 years old…  Read More

Teaming Up with Racecar Driver Alex Tagliani for Food Allergy Awareness

The Summer of TAG, a joint initiative undertaken by NASCAR/Indy Race Care driver Alex Tagliani and Food Allergy Canada, with the support of Pfizer Canada (Canadian distributor of EpiPen®), raised awareness about food allergies and food allergy management across Canada this summer. Alex’s racing summer started off with a bang on June 21st in Round…  Read More