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Support Groups

Support Groups provide a warm, caring environment for you to share your concerns. You’ll get help in dealing with the day-to-day stress of being at risk for anaphylaxis, or having a child who is at risk. Plus, you will keep up to date on any new developments. It can be helpful to talk with others who understand what you’re going through.

If there is not already a group in your area, we can help you start one. Our information package has all of the material you need to get started. We will also put you in touch with other support group leaders who can share their experiences with you.

In setting up a support group, you will benefit by:

  • Increasing your knowledge about anaphylaxis
  • Connecting with other people who live with life-threatening allergies
  • Enhancing your coping skills
  • Helping others who are at risk for anaphylaxis and providing guidance to newly diagnosed families

For more information about support groups, or to receive a position description please contact:

Tammy White, Office Manager
1-416-785-5666 or 1-866-785-5660
Contact by email


British Columbia

Metro Vancouver Anaphylaxis Group

Vancouver, British Columbia

Contact: metrovancouveranaphylaxis@gmail.com

Website: www.vancouveranaphylaxis.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/vancouveranaphylaxis

To learn more about the Vancouver group and its leaders, check out our support group profile.

Stephanie, Elaine and Sarah, leaders of Metro Vancouver support group.


Alberta

Children with Food Allergies Alberta – Education and Support Group

Sherwood Park, Alberta

Contact Catherine or Karen: childrenwithfoodallergiesab@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/266184307132703/

To learn more about the Sherwood Park group and its leaders, check out our support group profile.

Catherine McBean with her daughter Briar


Saskatchewan

Regina Anaphylaxis Awareness and Education Group

Regina, Saskatchewan

Contact Allison: reginaanaphylaxis@live.com

Phone: 1-306-525-8882

To learn more about Allison Kapp and her support group, read our support group profile.

Allison Kapp, Regina’s support group leader.

Saskatoon Anaphylaxis Support Group

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Contact Charlene or Michele: sasginfo@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sasgsk/

To learn more about the Saskatoon group and its leaders, check out our support group profile.

Charlene (on the left) and Michele, SASG leaders


Ontario

Downtown Toronto Anaphylaxis Support Group

Toronto, Ontario

Contact: Allison Venditti: allison.venditti@gmail.com


Toronto Anaphylaxis Education Group

Toronto, Ontario

Contact Sarah: info@taeg.ca
Website: www.taeg.ca

To learn more about TEAG and its leaders, take a look at our support group profile.

Sarah Nicholl and Marni Halter from the Toronto Anaphylaxis Education Group

Food Allergy Support Durham

Durham Region, Ontario

Contact Adele: FASDurham@gmail.com

To learn more about Adele, FAS Durham’s leader, check out our support group profile.

Adele, FAS Durham Support Group leader, her son, and performer Kyle Dine at a special event celebrating kids with food allergies.

W.R.A.S.E. (Waterloo Region Anaphylaxis Support & Education)

Kitchener, Ontario
Contact Sue Karai: 1-519-741-8507


Dresden Area Allergy Support

Dresden, Ontario

Contact Jillian: jillianakemp@gmail.com
Instagram: @dresdenareaallergysupport
Facebook: @dresdenareaallergysupport

Get to know Jillian and the Dresden Area group by reading our support group profile.

Jillian Kemp

Ottawa Anaphylaxis Support Group

Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Stephanie: oasgcontact@gmail.com
Website: http://oasg.ca/index.html
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ottawaanaphylaxissupportgroup

To learn more about Stephanie, OASG’s leader, check out our support group profile.

Stephanie Lore



Quebec

Montreal Anaphylaxis Support Group

Montreal, Quebec

Contact Carla: allergiesmontreal@gmail.com
Website: www.allergiesmontreal.weebly.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/allergiesmontreal

To learn more about Carla, MASG’s leader, take a look at our support group profile.

Carla Da Silva, MASG leader

Sans Soucis – Rencontres de soutien et d’information sur les allergies
No Worries – Support and Information Meetings on Allergies

Montreal, Quebec

Contact Annie: info@sanssoucis.ca
Website: www.sanssoucis.ca



New Brunswick

Greater Moncton Allergy Education Group (GMAEG)

Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview NB

Contact Angela: gmaeg.info@gmail.com

To learn more about Angela, GMAEG’s leader, check out our support group profile.

Angela Harris


Nova Scotia

Food Allergy Support Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Contact Andrea: andrea.macdonald15@gmail.com

To learn more about Andrea, Halifax’s support group leader, take a look at our support group profile.

Andrea McDonald, leader of Food Allergy Support Halifax