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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – November 2019

November 8, 2019

Get an update on our National Food Allergy Action Plan and find out what our next steps are in on our advocacy with government. Find out how shining a teal light helped to create food allergy awareness for Halloween. Plus, register for our upcoming webinar on food allergy myths.

After the election: Next steps with the National Food Allergy Action Plan

Thanks to all of you who made food allergy count this past federal election with our #FoodAllergyVotes campaign. We’ll continue advocating with all levels of government to keep the momentum going.

National Food Allergy Action Plan framework

Now that the federal election is over, our immediate next steps include:

  • Understanding who the new Parliament members are to ensure we connect with the relevant cabinet/critic staff and with the Finance and Health Committees
  • Arranging meetings with key MPs and staff across all parties to identify potential champions
  • Advancing the case for a National Food Allergy Action Plan starting with a commitment with the 2020 Budget

Help us amplify our voice by joining our advocacy efforts!

Sharing your personal story and how food allergy impacts you helps raise the profile for this medical condition. Here are some ways you can get involved:

Learn more about the ways you can get involved on our National Food Allergy Action Plan today.

#ShineATealLight – how our Halloween campaign drove community awareness and support for kids with food allergy

This Halloween, many of you participated in our #ShineATealLight campaign! Thank you for creating food allergy awareness through this campaign.

Whether you purchased teal lights or made your own crafts, wore our “Shine a Light” bracelets, attended a teal lighting, shared our campaign posters, or handed out non-food treats, you helped amplify the #ShineATealLight message.

We loved seeing the creative ways you lit up in teal this Halloween! Take a look at some photos we received from our community.

A big thank you to our media suppliers Adapt Media, MediaCity, Captivate Network and UB Media for graciously donating a large amount of advertising space to help us spread awareness on how everyone can support kids with food allergy for Halloween!

Check out our #ShineATealLight campaign displayed across the country!

Even though Halloween is over, you can still create food allergy awareness in your community by sharing our resources. Check out the many posters, fact sheets, and videos you can use to educate others.

Dec. 6: Webinar on food allergy myths

Dr. Susan Waserman
Dr. Susan Waserman

Join us as we speak with Canadian allergist Dr. Susan Waserman on common myths about food allergy. Knowing the facts is important for managing confidently and living safely with food allergy.