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Get involved – February 2020

February 7, 2020

Learn about our #FoodAllergyFuture Challenge innovation contest for youth ages 12-21. Check out the upcoming events happening across Canada including BC Children’s Hospital’s “Skate for Food Allergies” and the Free From & Allergy Friendly Expo. Plus, register for an upcoming webinar on the basics of food allergy and anaphylaxis and connect with a support group!

FoodAllergyFuture Challenge: Innovation contest for youth ages 12-21


Calling youth ages 12-21! We want to hear your big idea on how you can make a better #FoodAllergyFuture. Inspire us with your creative idea on how you can use innovation to improve the lives of those living with food allergy. The grand prize value is $3,250!

Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2020. Get started today!

February 16 in Victoria, BC: Skate for Food Allergies

Get your skates ready. BC Children’s Hospital is hosting their 2nd Skate for Food Allergies fundraiser in support of their Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Research Program.

Skate for Food Allergies 2020

Highlights include:

  • Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL hockey team) game at 1:00 pm
  • Open Skate with the players from the Victoria Grizzlies at 4:00 pm
  • OIT Q&A session with allergist Dr. Cameron at 5:15 pm
  • Raffle prizes and 50/50 draw

Date: Sunday, February 16 from 1:00 to 6:30 pm

Location: The Q Centre, Victoria, BC

Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/486092452111623/

April 4-5 in Toronto, ON: Free From & Allergy Friendly Expo

Last year at the Free From & Allergy Friendly Expo

The Free From & Allergy Friendly Expo is a celebration of ‘free from’ food, drink and lifestyle products.

We’ll be at the conference – be sure to stop by our booth for free resources and information, we’d love to meet you.

Highlights include:

  • Vegan love zone
  • Over 200 exhibitors
  • Celebrity chef kitchen
  • Kids zone
  • Free swag bags
  • Shop and Save on hundreds of products
  • Living “free from” seminars
  • Beauty lounge
  • Sample Free From & Allergy Friendly products

Date: Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5

Location: Enercare Centre, Toronto, ON

Event details and registration: www.freefromexpo.ca/toronto

Webinar: Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis

Get your questions on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis answered while connecting with others! Attend one of our free 90-minute interactive webinars led by a trained parent mentor. You’ll learn fundamental information about daily management and living confidently with food allergy and anaphylaxis.

These sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy.

Small Group webinar series

Following the session, you’ll be able to answer:

  • 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

These sessions are quite popular and are filling up fast, so register now! Our next sessions are February 12th and February 18th.

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

Learn about our support groups across Canada and join!

Sarah and Marni, TAEG leaders
Sarah and Marni, TAEG leaders

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.

Read about our support group leaders from across the country.

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.

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