Please give generously
It has been an incredible year of advocacy, education and innovation at Anaphylaxis Canada. We couldn’t have done it without our supporters. And we need your support to continue our mission in the year ahead.
In 2014, the team at Anaphylaxis Canada trained thousands of teachers, restaurant workers, childcare professionals and families through in-person and e-learning initiatives on allergy awareness. We also reached millions of Canadians through our media presence -- advocating and educating the public on food allergies. Our Newly Diagnosed Centre has continued to provide support and information to parents when they need it the most. And we have been in regular communication with federal and provincial governments about food labelling, anaphylaxis management policies and other issues where we have the power to make change.
In September, Anaphylaxis Canada launched a new online resource called Allergyaware.ca. This new e-learning portal provides the information that school districts have been asking for with an interactive course on the prevention and management of anaphylaxis for teachers and staff. It is free, bilingual and allergist-reviewed – and in the three short months since its launch, it has already reached thousands of educators.
I am excited to announce that next year Allergyaware.ca will be expanded to include a new e-learning module for the community – people with food allergies like yourselves, your children, and others, such as relatives, whose support and awareness are necessary to help prevent allergic reactions and assist in emergencies.
Also in 2015, Anaphylaxis Canada’s Newly Diagnosed Support Centre will increase its accessibility to as many Canadians as possible through the introduction of our resources in French. We also plan to expand our popular AllergyPals mentoring project to reach kids from ages 7 to 15, and continue to grow our community training and support programs, as well as our in-school presence through downloadable resources that educators can use to raise awareness within their own school communities.
But we need your support to make it all happen. Anaphylaxis Canada is a registered charity and we rely on donations from the community we serve in order to continue educating, training and advocating on food allergy.
Please take a moment and celebrate the holidays by giving to Anaphylaxis Canada. Donate online now, or give us a call to learn more about how you can contribute to Anaphylaxis Canada.
Thank you and happy holidays!
Laurie Harada, Executive Director, Anaphylaxis Canada
|Nouveau! Cours en ligne surl'anaphylaxie pour les educateur|
Developed by Anaphylaxis Canada in collaboration with Leap Learning Technologies Inc. and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Premier founding sponsor TELUS.
August 21, 2014Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition
If you are interested in learning the latest on food allergies and anaphylaxis, mark your calendar now for our 2015 conference, taking place at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto on Saturday May 23, 2015.