Programs & Services

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

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

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.


Children with Food Allergies Alberta – Education and Support Group

Sherwood Park, Alberta

Catherine McBean with her daughter Briar

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.


Regina Anaphylaxis Awareness and Education Group

Allison Kapp, Regina’s support group leader.

Regina, Saskatchewan
Contact Allison: reginaanaphylaxis@live.com
Phone: 1-306-525-8882

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

Saskatoon Anaphylaxis Support Group

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Charlene (on the left) and Michele, SASG leaders

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.


Downtown Toronto Anaphylaxis Support Group

Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Allison Venditti: allison.venditti@gmail.com

Toronto Anaphylaxis Education Group

Toronto, Ontario

Sarah Nicholl and Marni Halter from the Toronto Anaphylaxis Education Group

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

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


Food Allergy Support Durham

Durham Region, Ontario

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

Contact Adele: FASDurham@gmail.com

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

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

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

Dresden Area Allergy Support

Jillian Kemp

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.

Ottawa Anaphylaxis Support Group

Ottawa, Ontario

Stephanie Lore

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.


Montreal Support Group

Montreal, Quebec

Carla Da Silva, MASG leader

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

To learn more about Carla, MASG’s leader, check out our support group profile.

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

Angela Harris

Contact Angela: gmaeg.info@gmail.com

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

Nova Scotia

Food Allergy Support Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Contact Andrea: andrea.macdonald15@gmail.com