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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – February 2022

February 3, 2022

Take our short 3-question survey to help inform our educational webinar programming – hurry, survey closes tomorrow! Watch our brand-new video on preparing for your allergist appointment. Learn about our 2022 community awards and apply or nominate others. Plus, read our tips for a sweet and allergy-safe Valentine’s Day.

Survey closes tomorrow! Tell us what you want our webinars topics to be this year

There is only one day left to take our webinar survey and let us know what food allergy-related topics you are most interested in learning about this year. If you have already completed the survey, thank you!

Your feedback will help inform our 2022 educational webinar programming priorities and is instrumental in helping us serve you better! Take our short 3-question survey below.

Be sure to visit our events calendar to register for upcoming webinars throughout the year at foodallergycanada.ca/events.

New video: Preparing for your allergist appointment

Hot off the press! Watch our brand new 3-minute video to help you prepare for your upcoming allergist appointment. With this video, you’ll learn 12 simple tips for making the most of your visit and what you should think about in advance of your allergist appointment. This video is particularly helpful for those who are going to see an allergist for the first time.

Have you/your child been newly diagnosed with a food allergy? Find more information and support at foodallergycanada.ca/newlydiagnosed.

Accepting applications: 2022 Community Awards

Have you made a big impact in the food allergy community or know someone who has? Enter to win or nominate others for our awards/grants! Learn about them below and get inspired by last year’s winners. Be sure to apply early and please share with others who may be eligible. All applications are due April 4, 2022.

Pryde Family Grant

Graduate student smiling holding a folder

For graduate students, medical students, and healthcare professionals with an interest in food allergy/anaphylaxis. The Pryde Family Grant offers two grants valued at $500 each to help cover the costs of attending an academic program or event related to food allergy.

Read about last year’s recipients, Connor Prosty and Rishma Chooniedass.

Robyn Allen Leadership Award

Robyn Allen

For a healthcare professional, industry representative, government representative, or an individual who has exemplified extraordinary leadership and dedication in the advancement of food allergy awareness and education.

Read about last year’s recipient, Dr. Waleed Alqurashi.

Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

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

For students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution. Students can apply for a chance to receive one of two awards valued at $1,000 each. Applicants do not need to have food allergies to be eligible for the award.

Read about last year’s recipients, Marissa Kaminski and Ella VanderLelie.

Staying safe on Valentine’s Day with food allergy

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, check out our helpful tips and resources to help make the day a safe and sweet one for all.

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