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Webinars and events – January 2022

January 13, 2022

Help inform our educational webinar programming for 2022 by taking a short survey. Register your child for the next session of Allergy Pals/Allies, a free 8-week online mentorship program that is highly recommended by past participants. Sign up for our upcoming small group webinars on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Learn about our support groups across Canada and connect virtually. Plus, watch our COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy encore series to get answers to your questions from experts.

Help inform our educational webinar programming for 2022

Webinar series with Dr. Chan

We want to hear from you! Tell us which food allergy-related topics you are interested in learning more about by completing our three question survey. Your feedback will help inform our 2022 educational webinar programming priorities and is instrumental in helping us serve you better!

Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey today.

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

Allergy Pals/Allies online peer mentorship program – winter registration now open!

Allergy Pals and Allies registration now open

The free 8-week online winter session begins Saturday, January 29, 2021. By participating in the program, kids will:

  • Build a support network by connecting with other children who have food allergy
  • Learn strategies for managing their food allergy
  • Feel more confident managing their food allergy

Watch the video below to find out how the program works, the program expectations, and the time commitment.


Small group webinar (maximum 6 participants): Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis

Small Group webinar series

Get your questions on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis answered while connecting with others! Attend one of our free 90-minute interactive webinars led by a trained parent mentor. You’ll learn fundamental information about daily management and living confidently with food allergy and anaphylaxis.

These sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy. It’s also a great session for others who are interested in this topic, or would like a refresher.

Following the session, you’ll be able to answer:

  • What are food allergy and anaphylaxis
  • How to avoid a reaction
  • What are the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • What to do in an emergency

Sessions are limited to 6 attendees, so register now to save your spot. Our next sessions are Friday, January 28th and Saturday, February 5th.

If you have already attended one of these webinars, please help us spread the word so others can also benefit. Please share!

Discover our support groups and connect with one virtually!

Group video call on laptop

Looking for others who can relate to living with food allergy? Our support groups provide a warm and caring environment for you to get help in dealing with the day-to-day stress of being at risk of anaphylaxis or having a child who is at risk. Plus, it’s a great way to keep updated on any new developments in the food allergy community.

To connect with one of our other support groups, visit our support group page. Most of our support groups are connecting virtually through social media during this time. If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started.

Please note: The Saskatchewan Anaphylaxis Support Group’s January meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19. For meeting updates, please visit the support group’s Facebook page.

Encore presentation series: COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy webinar series 

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. This month watch our COVID-19 vaccines series and get educated on the COVID-19 vaccines and the impacts to those with food allergy. Hear from a panel of experts and get credible and informative answers to your questions, while learning more about the vaccine options, adverse reactions, mixing doses, and the vaccines for teens and kids. Watch the videos below and please share with others, so they can also benefit from the important information provided by the experts.

COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy: Get the facts 

Learn about the COVID-19 vaccines and the impacts to those with food allergy. Hear from a panel of experts and get credible and informative answers to your questions, while learning more about the vaccine options.

COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy: Is any approved vaccine the best vaccine? 

Find out about the approved COVID-19 vaccines, how to navigate the different options and what to consider when you have food allergy. Learn what vaccines are approved and recommended in Canada, what the likelihood is of having an adverse reaction, what the current perspective is on the duration between the 1st and 2nd dose and mixing vaccines, and more.

COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy: What to know about vaccines for children and teens

Get your questions answered on the COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens. Find out about the approved vaccine options and recommended ages, and what to consider if a child/teen has a food allergy.

COVID-19 vaccines and kids with food allergy – what parents need to know 

Hear from a panel of experts as they answer your top questions including vaccine options, how safety and efficacy are determined, impacts of the vaccine to kids with food allergy, side effects in kids, and if children do not frequently experience severe illness with COVID-19, why do they need to get the vaccine? Plus, hear about the benefits and risks of the vaccine.

Omicron: new COVID-19 variant of concern

Find more information from ScienceUpFirst on the COVID-19 variant Omicron.

While efforts are underway to understand more about this variant, the recommended ways to protect yourself include getting vaccinated if you haven’t already, getting your booster shot when eligible, and following measures such as handwashing, mask wearing, and physical distancing. 

COVID-19 Omicron variant graphic

For more information on managing food allergy during this time, visit our COVID-19 and food allergy section.

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