Our Grants and Awards
Pryde Family Travel Grant
The Pryde Family Travel Grant is open to graduate students, medical students, and health care professionals with an interest in food allergy/anaphylaxis. Two travel grants valued at $500 each will be awarded for attendance at an academic program or event related to food allergies. Recipients are selected by lottery.
The Robyn Allen Award
The Robyn Allen Award is given annually to an individual who has made a unique contribution to the lives of Canadians living with severe allergies through their efforts in education, advocacy, community building, leadership, or fundraising. The award is in memory of Robyn Allen, a beautiful young girl who passed away from an allergic reaction. Although a food allergy to peanuts triggered the response, it was lack of awareness that led to her death.
We are now accepting submissions
The Allan Reynolds Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is dedicated to Allan Reynolds, a long-time, inspiring volunteer and friend who passed away suddenly in January 2013. During his time with Food Allergy Canada, Allan helped us improve public understanding about food allergies and get Sabrina’s Law passed to protect students at risk of anaphylaxis. The award recognizes special individuals for their extraordinary contribution and leadership.
The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award
The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, providing landmark legislation that has influenced policy across Canada and the United States. The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award, made possible through an educational grant from TD Securities, provides two awards of $1,000 to students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution.