HomeCampaignFood Allergy Awareness Month 2021

Food Allergy Awareness Month 2021

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada and new this year is our “Know it. Treat it.” campaign. This campaign is about de-mystifying anaphylaxis and empowering all Canadians to “Know” what the signs and symptoms are and how to “Treat” anaphylaxis. Hear first-hand from Canadians across the country about their anaphylaxis stories and learn from their experiences. Our goal is to have all Canadians feel confident in managing anaphylaxis.

Living with a food allergy and the risk of anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction that has the potential to be life-threatening, can be unpredictable. Since reactions can happen despite best efforts, it’s important to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis and know how to treat it with epinephrine, the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis.

Find out how you can get involved to create food allergy awareness and educate through our “Know it. Treat it.” campaign. Click on a section below to learn more!

In this section:

Know it. Treat it. campaign

Hear from Canadians on their anaphylaxis stories and share yours. Help raise awareness while educating at the same time.

Know it. Treat it. contest

Join the #KnowItTreatIt conversation and enter the contest! Share your anaphylaxis story or how you would Know and Treat anaphylaxis for a chance to win 1-of-3 exclusive prizes.

Webinars and events

Sign up for our webinars, take a photo of a monument lit in teal, and participate in Instagram Live sessions!

#KnowItTreatIt facts

Get the facts behind anaphylaxis and epinephrine. Share our #KnowItTreatIt facts on social media to spread food allergy awareness and education.

Know it. Treat it. resourcesResources on anaphylaxis

Learn how to recognize and treat anaphylaxis. Watch our educational videos, take a free AllergyAware.ca course, download tip sheets, and more!

Get essential info about food allergy right in your inbox