Food Allergy Canada’s Involvement in Research
We believe that education today teaches people how to stay safe and research will lead to improvements tomorrow – prevention of food allergies, improved therapies…and hopefully, one day, a cure. We need both.
Thanks to our generous donors, we have been able to contribute financially to important research studies. We are especially grateful to the friends and family of the late Sean Delaney, who organize a golf tournament in his memory each year. Since 2007, The Sean Delaney Golf Memorial Classic has raised over $4.4 million dollars to support research for a cure for peanut allergies and education that will save lives. Through this event, Food Allergy Canada has been able to allocate funding for McMaster University’s Research Centre for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis.
Food Allergy Canada plays an important role in the Canadian research community, helping investigators recruit participants from across the country for studies, and develop and promote patient and consumer surveys. Internationally, on behalf of more than 25 allergy organizations, we serve as the Project Leader on global quality of life research studies.
We also work with researchers who evaluate our resources to ensure that they are effective in improving people’s knowledge and understanding of food allergies and increase confidence levels in dealing with anaphylaxis emergencies, including use of epinephrine auto-injectors.
From time to time, Food Allergy Canada posts research grant information. These are made available by Canadian and American groups. As we do not have a research department, please contact the grant provider directly, not Food Allergy Canada. (See list of organizations below.)
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)