We’re committed to providing you with support and services during this time. We are working hard to ensure you have what you need to manage your food allergy so you can focus on keeping your family safe.
We’re here for you: As always, we’re available on the phone, through email, and on our social media to help answer any questions or provide support. Even though we’re working from home like many of you, our hours of operation remain as 8:30am-4:00pm EDT.
Allergy Alerts will be uninterrupted: We’ll make sure you continue to receive the latest allergy-related information, including food recalls. Learn more about Allergy Alerts and sign-up if you haven’t already. On the form, just select the allergens you would like to receive notifications/recall information on.
Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis webinars: We’ve increased capacity for our online webinars on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis so more people can join the sessions. We are also looking into offering more sessions during April, May and June. These sessions are great for families of recently diagnosed children, or for any family wanting a refresher. Learn more and register.
Support groups: Our national support groups are available for online support, however to ensure physical distancing, in-person meetings for the next few months are being postponed to a later date. Find a support group.
Additional tools and resources: Check out our other online resources to help you, from recipes, to our resources and tips, and recorded webinars. It’s also the perfect time to take an AllergyAware.ca free online course, or watch some of our videos, kids can also play with the Kung Food game app – which helps to improve the knowledge and skills for youth with food allergy.
New virtual programming
During this time we’ve increased our virtual programs to provide you with more support. Register now for a host of new online webinars for both you and your children, including our new “Creating a better future” webinar series.
Creating a better future webinar series: We have launched a new webinar series focused on creating a better food allergy future. As our 2020 national conference has been cancelled, we are excited to be converting some of the topics into webinars so you can still benefit from the sessions. Check out the sessions below and register now!
- Future outlook of therapies with Dr. Cecilia Berin. Watch the recording.
- The science behind food allergy with Dr. Elissa Abrams (May 14 from 12pm-1pm EDT). Register now.
- For youth: Rock your food allergy with Kyle Dine (May 13 from 12pm-1pm EDT). Register now.
- For youth: Managing anxiety and bullying with Samara Carroll (June 9 from 12pm-1pm EDT). Register now.
Food Allergy Storyteller Series with Kyle Dine:
Have your children watch our recorded videos with musical and food allergy educator Kyle Dine. In this lively and educational series, Kyle gives the background on his food allergy songs and talks about Allergy Attitude, Allergy Safety, and Allergy Empowerment. Watch the recordings now!
Video series with Amanda Orlando:
Check out our videos with Amanda Orlando, blogger at Everyday Allergen Free and author of the inclusive cookbook, Everyone’s Welcome. Get ideas for allergy-friendly recipes – learn how to make Amanda’s delicious banana bread and nutritious one-pan meal. Find out how to extend the shelf life of your food. And, if you have eczema, Amanda shares some great tips to help you manage.