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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – March 2024

March 8, 2024

Discover our new impact report and learn all about the impact we drove last year and how we are progressing on our long-term advocacy initiatives, sign up for our March 11th French webinar on the early introduction of allergenic foods, and learn about our 2024 community awards and apply or nominate someone. Plus, discover our tips for allergy-friendly celebrations.

Making an impact: Discover our latest report 

Hot off the press! We just launched our 2023 annual impact report, be sure to take a look to learn more about the impact we made last year. The theme of the report is on building confidence in treating anaphylaxis.

Within the report you can view our impact in numbers for a visual look at our impact, read stories from the community, find out about the impact being made by others, discover how funding is allocated across our priorities, learn about the progress with our long-term advocacy initiatives, and more!

French webinar on Monday: Eat Early. Eat Often. – early introduction of allergens and food allergy prevention

Register now for our March 11th webinar to learn how to help prevent food allergy in babies.

This session is in French and it will cover current recommendations, practical ways to feed allergenic foods to babies, what to watch for in terms of an allergic reaction and how to treat them if they happen.

Applications open: Community awards

Apply or nominate others for our community awards! Learn more about them below and discover last year’s inspiring winners. Apply early and please share with others who may be interested. Applications close April 1, 2024.

Robyn Allen
Robyn Allen

Robyn Allen Leadership Award 

For an individual who has exemplified extraordinary leadership and dedication in the advancement of food allergy awareness and education.

Meet our 2023 recipient, Allison Kapp.

Sabrina Shannon
Sabrina Shannon

Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

For students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution. Students can apply for a chance to receive one of two awards valued at $1,000 each. Applicants do not need to have food allergy to be eligible for the award.

Meet our 2023 winners, Benjamin Cruickshank and Christian Kennedy.

Helpful tips for allergy-friendly celebrations during Ramadan, Easter, and Passover 

Ramadan, Easter, and Passover are all being celebrated in the coming weeks. Check out our top tips for managing food allergy confidently during your celebrations.


Do the triple-check Read labels:

  1. Once at the store before buying a product.
  2. Once when you get home and put it away.
  3. Again, before you serve or eat the product.

Kitchen tips

Couple preparing food in kitchen.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after working in the kitchen. 
  • Cook meals that are free of the person’s allergens first, using separate cookware and serving utensils. 
  • Do not use the same utensils when serving food to the person who has the food allergy. 
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Allergy-friendly party tip sheet for hosts

Download our tip sheet for hosts. This tip sheet is great to share with hosts so they can  help ensure their guests with food allergy will be safe and comfortable.

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