Programs & Services



Our 2016 Community Conference
Living well with food allergies: what we can learn from research

If you are interested in learning the latest on food allergies and anaphylaxis, mark your calendar now for our 2016 conference, taking place at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Saturday May 28, 2016. Hear from leading allergy experts- key researchers, representatives from government and industry- on current food allergy and anaphylaxis research initiatives and updates on food labelling regulations in Canada.  Find out more about Food Allergy Canada’s leading edge educational resources for schools and the community, as well as our ongoing advocacy initiatives – improved school policies and food labelling – that will help keep those at risk safer.

For teens and young adults, join us for our half-day workshop, led by our Youth Advisory Team. This session is designed for youth with food allergies, aged 13 to 21 years, and provides an open forum for discussion and support, regarding the key issues facing this group.

At the conference, you’ll have a chance to meet exhibitors and vendors who offer products and services tailored to the allergic community.

This is a day not to be missed!

Click here to register for the conference.


Conference Agenda

Morning Sessions 

Welcome & Food Allergy Canada Update
Beatrice Povolo, Food Allergy Canada

Food Allergy Update: What’s Going On In Research?  
Dr. Wade Watson, MD, MEd, FRCPC, Professor of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Head, Division of Allergy, IWK Health Centre

Food Allergies: Myths & Misconceptions
Dr. Gregory Rex, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre 

Youth Workshop – Teens Talk Allergies
Food Allergy Canada’s Youth Advisory Panel will host a half-day morning session for youth with food allergies. 

Afternoon Sessions 

Food Labelling & Risk Assessment: Understanding The Canadian Experience
Michael Abbott, Section Head, Food Allergy and Intolerance Assessment Section, Health Canada
Marilyn Allen, Foodservice Consultant, Food Allergy Canada

Ages & Stages: Managing Food Allergies in Elementary, Secondary & Post-secondary Settings
Panel Discussion

Dining Out With Food Allergies: What’s The Risk?
Panel Discussion

Location and Accommodation Details

Directions: Pier 21

There is a large paved parking lot to the right of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 main entrance. Complimentary parking on weekends and holidays. On-street metered parking is available near entrance.

Public Transportation:
Visit Halifax Metro Transit to view bus schedules and route maps.

Hotel Accommodations:
Residence Inn by Marriott
1599 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2C3
Discount for Food Allergy Canada Registrants

The Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS B3H 2P6
Reservations: 888-627-8553