#FoodAllergyVotes: Make food allergy a priority – advocate now!
#FoodAllergyVotes is a grassroots advocacy campaign that is calling on the federal government to #MakeFoodAllergyCount and to invest in a comprehensive strategy to help the over 3 million impacted Canadians, and those who support them, live well with the condition.
We are asking every federal party to commit to supporting the National Food Allergy Action Plan. But we can’t do it alone. Your voice is needed to make #FoodAllergyVotes heard.
Priorities on the radar screen with federal government
The federal government has a role to play in food labelling, national standards in childcare, and public education efforts.
Are you frustrated by the lack of access to accurate ingredient information, limiting your ability to make informed decisions on which foods are safe for you and your family? Did you know one-third of anaphylactic reactions in children are attributed to food labelling-related issues? COVID-19 further highlighted gaps in access to accurate ingredient information when ingredient statements on online pre-packaged food did not consistently match the package received, making it difficult for the food allergy community to remain safe and avoid allergens. Everyone has the right to know what is in their food.
Are you concerned about the lack of understanding the broader community has on managing food allergy and how that can impact safety? You can help ensure everyone is educated on food allergy, including those working in childcare settings. It’s critical people who look after young children receive training on how to manage food allergy, as children may be experiencing their first serious reaction under their care. They need to know what to do and how to recognize and treat reactions. Help keep children safe.
The National Food Allergy Action Plan includes a comprehensive strategy on how to improve access to accurate ingredient information and on educating the broader community on the seriousness of food allergy. Help to get the National Food Allergy Action Plan supported by the federal government.
Food allergy has been overlooked as a serious medical condition for far too long, it’s time the federal government made food allergy a priority.
Have your voice heard and #MakeFoodAllergyCount this federal election. Here’s what you can do right now:
Tell them that food allergy matters and why it’s important they support the National Food Allergy Action Plan.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Simply complete our form and a letter will be automatically sent to all your local candidates within seconds.
Update as of September 21, 2021: Thanks to everyone who sent their federal candidates a letter and helped to #MakeFoodAllergyCount.
Engage on social media!
Post messages on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or share our weekly posts about the election.
Stay tuned for more details to come!
Engaging the parties
We will be sending all the major parties a questionnaire on food allergy policy and supporting the National Food Allergy Action Plan. Once we have received all responses, we will share them here.
The federal election is on September 20, 2021. Find information on your local federal candidates.
Become an advocacy ambassador
Become a part of our advocacy team where you can become more involved in our federal election campaign and help to build our political engagement.
Pledge your commitment to act
We want to hear from you!
Let us know how you are advocating with our #FoodAllergyVotes campaign. Please share with us the emails/letters that you’ve sent to your candidates and let us know about the conversations you’ve had with them.
Be sure to let us know if they have pledged to support the National Food Allergy Action Plan. That way, we can follow-up with the candidates to keep the momentum going and build support!