Food Allergy Canada’s youth resources are created by the Youth Advisory Panel (YAP), a group of more than 30 allergic teenagers and young adults from across Canada, ranging in age from 13-25 years old. YAP’s mandate is to draw on the experiences and knowledge of its members, in order to develop and deliver education, awareness, and support programs for youth at risk of anaphylaxis.
YAP members help to:
- Develop, promote, and deliver special projects and programs to educate and raise awareness among youth with allergies and their peers.
- Create content for the Why Risk It? website, teen video series, Allergy Free Press blog, Facebook page and Twitter account.
- Run community conferences, Ask-a-Teen and Ask-an-Allergist information sessions, and other community events.
- Exhibit at community health fairs to promote allergy awareness, as well as Why Risk It? and other youth resources.
- Participate in media interviews, surveys, and focus groups to share their perspectives as youth with allergies.
- Raise funds for Food Allergy Canada
Past Events Include:
- Community Conferences
- “Ask a Teen” Panels for Support Groups
- “Teens Tell it Like it is” workshops
- Online Webinars
- YAP Social Events (rock climbing, ping pong)
Do those sound like projects that you could get behind? If so, print and submit your application to YAP today!
Applications can be mailed or faxed to:
Food Allergy Canada
505 Consumers Road, Suite 507
Toronto, Ontario M2J 4V8