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Get involved – December 2019

December 13, 2019

Participate in our many webinars offered this month and sign up your 7- to 15-year-old for the winter session of Allergy Pals/Allies online mentorship. Plus, check out the support group meetings happening next. You can also read about Pam’s journey with food allergy and why she started a support group in the Niagara area. Plus, get a head start and apply now for the 2020 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award.

Webinar: Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis

Attend one of our free webinars that provide fundamental information about daily management and living confidently with food allergy and anaphylaxis.

Currently, we are offering 90-minute small group webinars (up to 6 participants) to allow for more interaction. These sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy.

Small Group webinar series

What you’ll takeaway:

  • What is food allergy and anaphylaxis
  • How to avoid a reaction
  • What are the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • What to do in an emergency

Register now to save your spot! Our next sessions are December 16th and January 4th.

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

Register your child for the free Allergy Pals/Allies online mentorship program

The 8-week online winter session begins January 25th. Get an overview of the program by watching the video below – you’ll learn exactly how the program works, who they are for and what benefits they provide youth.

Learn about the benefits of the program in the video below and register your 7- to 15-year-old now!

Allergy Pals programs: Allergy Pals online mentorship for kids with food allergies ages 7-11, Allergy Allies online mentorship for youth with food allergies ages 12-15.

Learn about our support groups across Canada and join!

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 updated on any new developments in the food allergy community. Check out the support group meeting happening next!

Plus, read our support group profile on Pam Isaak from the Niagara Food Allergy Parents Support Group.


Toronto Anaphylaxis Education Group (TAEG)

Join TAEG for their February support group meeting!

  • Topic: Ask the Allergist with Dr. Kagan
  • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Location: Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON
  • For more information, visit the TAEG website at taeg.ca

To connect with one of our other support groups, visit our support group page. If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started.

Application now open: The 2020 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

Sabrina Shannon, young Ontario girl who passed away in 2003 due to an anaphylactic reaction
Sabrina Shannon

Calling post-secondary students under the age of 25! Apply now for the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award for a chance to be awarded $1,000. Applicants do not need to have food allergy to be eligible for the award. Deadline to apply is April 24, 2020.

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