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Get involved – December 2017

December 8, 2017

Spread food allergy awareness this holiday season with our Allergy-Friendly Food Drive while helping out your local food bank. Also register for one of our free webinars to learn the basics of managing food allergy and anaphylaxis and check out the support group meetings happening this month.

Allergy-Friendly Food Drive

Food Allergy Canada’s annual Allergy-Friendly Food Drive™ is here! With this food drive, schools, organizations, and individuals across Canada are collecting allergy-friendly food in an effort to educate and raise awareness about food allergies and anaphylaxis. All food collected can be donated to local food banks, seniors centres, community centres, and other charitable organizations accepting food donations.

Participate today.

Check out the support group meeting happening this month!

Support groups provide a warm and caring environment for you to get help in dealing with the day-to-day stress of being at risk of anaphylaxis, or having a child who is at risk. Plus, it’s a great way to keep up-to-date on any new developments in the food allergy community.

This month, there is one support group meeting in Saskatchewan, although anyone is welcome to participate! See details below.


Support group: Saskatoon Anaphylaxis Support Group

  • Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Location: Pre-taped meeting on Facebook
  • Topic: Tips on how to manage the holiday season
  • For more information, join their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/sasgsk/

Visit our support group page to learn more about support groups, how to find one or set one up.

Upcoming webinars

  • Allergy Pals Monthly webinars: Next session on December 17 on managing the holidays with food allergy

Every month, kids with food allergies that are between the ages of 7-11 can participate in webinars that will cover key educational information on managing food allergies.

Each webinar will be led by a trained peer mentor with food allergies, there will also be plenty of interactive games and activities that will have your child glued to the presentation! Check out the previous webinars.

Register your child today for our December 17 webinar on managing food allergy during the holidays.

  • Webinars on the foundation in food allergy

Carla, community advocate and parent mentor

Attend one of our free webinars on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Topics covered include the basics of food allergy, risk reduction, symptom recognition, and emergency management. There will also be time for questions afterwards.

These free webinars are a must for parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy.

If you have already attended one of these webinars, please help us spread the word so others can also benefit. Please share!

Two formats are offered, click on the links below to learn more and register:


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