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FAAM Events

Discover the events happening this month across the country and join in to raise food allergy awareness!

Food Allergy Q&A – How we live with food allergies

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Hear from a panel of young people with food allergy, Thomas Miles, a CFL Winnipeg Blue Bomber and food allergy advocate, and Dr. T. Gerstner, a Pediatric Allergist on how to manage food allergies.

Youth with Food Allergy Q&A poster

This free event is hosted by The Children’s Allergy & Asthma Education Centre and Food Allergy Canada.

Details

Who should attend: Parents/caregivers with food allergy, school age children and teens (10 years and older), health care professionals, and school staff

Location: The Children’s Allergy & Asthma Education Centre, HSC, 685 William Avenue, Winnipeg, MB – across from Children’s ER

Register: Call 204-787-4116 or email caaec@hsc.mb.ca to register for this free event

Webinars

Small group webinars

Designed for parents of newly diagnosed children, the small group webinars provides the facts around food allergy and how to manage daily life.

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Online mentorship for kids

Allergy Pals/Allies – 8 week program begins on May 4! This program includes eight weekly one-hour online support sessions on GoToMeeting. There are two sessions offered, broken out by age of the children with food allergies: Allergy Pals – Ages 7-11, Allergy Allies – Ages 12-15.

Support group meetings

Woman celebrating crossing finish line with her daughter during marathonSherwood Park, AB: Family Fun Run

Join Children with Food Allergies Alberta – Education and Support Group for their Food Allergy Fun Run on May 26!

Tray of food on the plane.Toronto, ON: Allergy-friendly travelling

Join Toronto Anaphylaxis Education Group (TAEG) for their May support group meeting on May 27! May’s topic is “allergy-friendly travel” with allergy travel specialist Rachel Stewart from Eat Well, Travel Happy.

Community awards

The winner of the Robyn Allen Leadership Award will be announced this month!

Plus, don’t forget to apply for the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award, where two students will win $1,000.