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Mississauga Anaphylaxis Education Group Update

June 18, 2015

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to sincerely express its thanks to Penny Anderson for serving five years as a support group leader of the Mississauga Anaphylaxis Education Group. Since the group was founded 10 years ago, countless people who have food allergies or at risk for anaphylaxis attended events for adults and kids, educational seminars and support meetings throughout the Mississauga region.

If you live in Mississauga or the surrounding area and are interested in starting a support group, please contact Anaphylaxis Canada office at 1-866-785-5660 or 416-785-5666.

Are you a parent of a twin or twins with food allergy? Are you an adult twin with food allergy?

March 10, 2015

A new study is underway at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal which looks at the role genes play in the development of food allergy.

Our research team, led by Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan of the division of allergy and immunology at the Montreal Children's Hospital, part of the McGill University Health Centre, is looking at the role played by genes (many of which are the same between twins) in the development of food allergy. We would like to invite you to participate in a research study we are conducting.

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Tagliani Foundation Fundraising Donation

March 8, 2015

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to thank Alex and Bronte Tagliani for their very generous fundraising donation of over $37,000, in support of allergy education initiatives.



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Please complete survey - “Consumer knowledge of food allergies and experience when dining out”

February 9, 2015

You are being invited to participate in a research study to gather information about consumer knowledge of food allergies and their practices and experiences when dining out. The study is being conducted by allergist, Dr. Susan Waserman from McMaster University. More information.
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Managing Allergies Safely for Back to School

August 26, 2014

School is about to begin.. are you ready? Whether your child is starting school for the first time, entering a new school or is a returning student, Anaphylaxis Canada is here to help by providing useful resources for safely managing allergies as you prepare for the new year ahead.

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CSACI Announces Release of Updated Guidelines

August 21, 2014

Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings, 3rd Edition


New guidelines for schools

Nouvelle directives pour les écoles


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Sabrina's Law Update – Good News!

July 30, 2014


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New Blog for Adults with Food Allergies

June 26, 2014

Anaphylaxis Canada is proud to announce a new resource for adults affected by food allergies. The “Adults with Allergies” blog (www.adultswithallergies.com) was created to provide information and advice on issues that are specific to the needs of the growing number of adults who are at-risk for anaphylaxis.


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Join Anaphylaxis Canada as we Celebrate Food Allergy Awareness Month

May 1, 2014

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada and is a very important time to help increase awareness of food allergies in our local communities across the country. Anaphylaxis Canada is committed to help achieve this goal with some key initiatives and community events planned for this month.
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Allergy Pals – Online Mentorship for Kids with Food Allergies - Registration Now Closed

April 26, 2014


Anaphylaxis Canada is looking for children (age 7-11) with food allergies to participate in the online peer mentorship program, Allergy Pals.

Participants in this program will take part in eight online support sessions, occurring once a week from May 18 to July 6, 2014. These sessions will be led by older peer mentors with food allergies, under the guidance of a youth program coordinator. The sessions will give participants the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from each other, while interacting through safe and secure online technologies
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Kellogg Canada Joins Anaphylaxis Canada Corporate Partners Program

January 16, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Kellogg Canada has joined our Corporate Partners Program. This program allows us the opportunity to work with corporations on their allergy-related initiatives and programs.
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Getting ready to go back to school - Are you ready?

August 21, 2013

School is about to begin.. are you ready? Whether your child is starting school for the first time, entering a new school or is a returning student, Anaphylaxis Canada is here to help by providing useful resources for safely managing allergies as you prepare for the new year ahead.
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Mondelez Canada joins Anaphylaxis Canada's Corporate Partner Program

August 2, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Mondelēz Canada has joined our corporate partner program.
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Anaphylaxis Canada Announces New Foodservice Programs & Food Safety Award

March 8, 2013


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Who is your Allergy Hero?



Announcing The Summer of TAG (Treating Allergies with Genuine Care) 2015


Anaphylaxis Canada is proud to be named once again the charity of choice by Canadian race car driver Alex Tagliani. Working together to help promote food allergy awareness and safety, The Summer of TAG, is a joint initiative undertaken by Alex and Anaphylaxis Canada, with the support of Pfizer Canada (Canadian distributor of EpiPen®).

The Summer of TAG will kick off with Alex’s visits to Vancouver and Edmonton on May 7th and 8th. Alex will be joined by local allergists who will help educate families on how to safely manage food allergies and the importance of always being prepared for an emergency. For more information on his upcoming visits click here


Voici l’Été de TAG (Traiter les Allergies avec Grand soin)


Anaphylaxie Canada est heureuse d’avoir été choisie de nouveau à titre d’organisme de bienfaisance par le coureur automobile Alex Tagliani. Faisant équipe pour sensibiliser les gens aux allergies alimentaires et promouvoir la sécurité, l’Été de TAG est une initiative conjointe pilotée par Alex et Anaphylaxie Canada bénéficiant du soutien de Pfizer Canada (distributeur canadien d’EpiPenMD).

L’Été de TAG prendra son envol avec les visites d’Alex à Vancouver et à Edmonton les 7 et 8 mai. Alex sera accompagné d’allergologues de ces régions qui l’aideront à éduquer les familles relativement à la gestion sécuritaire des allergies alimentaires et à l’importance de toujours être prêt à faire face à une situation d’urgence. Pour plus d’information sur ses prochaines visites ici
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New! Online anaphylaxis course for educators

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.


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Summer of TAG


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TRAGIC DEATH: CSACI STATEMENT

Ottawa, July 24, 2014 – The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) would like to comment on the death of Mrs. Lucie Roussel, Mayor of La Prairie, on Sunday.  As previously reported, Mrs. Roussel stepped on a wasp nest and was stung multiple times.  Unfortunately, the autopsy report is not yet available. It is thought that Mrs. Roussel died from a toxic reaction to the stings which usually requires at least 50 stings, or anaphylaxis which can occur after one sting. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can cause hives over the body, shortness of breath, throat closing, vomiting and light headedness. Both types of reactions appear suddenly usually within 1 hour of the sting and require immediate and appropriate care. It is important that, regardless of the type of reaction, one be prepared and knows how to react in such situations.


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Further Updates on Sabrina's Law

Anaphylaxis Canada Party Questionnaire

NDP Response

Green Party Response


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Sabrina’s Law Update


Read the Anaphylaxis Canada’s Update
Read the Allergic Living article.

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Anaphylaxis Canada Announces The Summer of TAG


As you may know, earlier this year Anaphylaxis Canada announced the launch of the Summer of TAG (Treating Allergies with Genuine Care) , with Canadian race car driver, Alex Tagliani. Having food allergies himself, Alex knows first-hand what it takes to safely manage this allergies, both at home and on the race track.

Alex, in partnership with Pfizer Canada (Canadian distributor of EpiPen®), is supporting the launch of the Summer of TAG, an exciting initiative to promote food allergy awareness and safety.


Comme vous le savez peut-être, plus tôt cette année, Anaphylaxie Canada a annoncé le lancement de l’été de TAG (Traiter les Allergies avec Grand soin) en collaboration avec le pilote canadien de course automobile Alex Tagliani. Comme il a lui-même des allergies alimentaires, Alex sait personnellement ce qu’il faut pour les gérer en toute sécurité, à la fois à la maison et à la piste de course.

En partenariat avec Pfizer Canada (distributeur canadien d’EpiPenMC), Alex appuie le lancement de l’été de TAG, initiative dynamique qui vise à promouvoir la sensibilisation aux allergies alimentaires et la sécurité.


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World Allergy Week

Anaphylaxis Canada is proud to be part of a growing global community focused on food allergy. As such, we are pleased to let you know that the World Allergy Organization (WAO) has designated the week of April 7-13, as World Allergy Week, with its key theme this year being “Anaphylaxis – When Allergies Can Be Severe and Fatal”.
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Support Bill 135: An Act to protect pupils with asthma
(Ryan’s Law)

If your child has asthma, please express your concerns to the Ontario government about the need to have legislation for schools to protect children with asthma, including the self-carriage of puffers, and the training and education for staff.
Please take the time to write and/or call your local MPP and other government officials.
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Announcing The Summer of TAG (Treating Allergies with Genuine Care) 2014

Anaphylaxis Canada is proud to be named once again the charity of choice by Canadian race car driver Alex Tagliani.
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Food allergy app for teens now available on iPhone and other mobile devices

Our "WhyRiskit?" food allergy education app for teens is now available for iPhone and iPad along with Android and Blackberry devices.
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Back to School 2013 - How to Manage Allergies this School Season


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New Anaphylaxis Smartphone App for Youth

We are proud to announce the launch of our first smartphone app for pre-teens, teens and young adults at-risk for anaphylaxis.


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Health Canada's Position on Highly Refined Oils Derived from Food Allergen Sources

Visit Health Canada’s website for information on edible oils (soybean, peanut, sesame, tree nuts, and fish).
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The POWER of 2 Indy Edition Finale

Get Ready… Get Set…. DONATE!

The Power of 2 Indy edition wrapped up yesterday with an exciting race to the finish for Indy race car drivers Alex Tagliani and Scott Dixon. We are very pleased to announce the Alex raised over $5900 for Anaphylaxis Canada as part of this charity challenge. On behalf of Anaphylaxis Canada, we would like to thank Alex for all his support during this challenge and to our donors who contributed to the Summer of TAG campaign!
To see the final results and the wager challenge, please visit www.power-of-2.org
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"10 Tips for Managing Food Allergy in Schools" Webinar Now Available

10 Tips for Managing Food Allergy in Schools - http://youtu.be/FzxUd-Ey8Xo
10 conseils sur la prise en charge des allergies alimentaires à l'école - http://youtu.be/MeME__KLVFs


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Managing Anaphylaxis in Schools

Anaphylaxis Canada sends a reminder to school principals about safely managing allergies at school.
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Anaphylaxis Canada congratulates Marilyn Allen on winning Food Safety Leadership Award


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Sanofi Canada joins Anaphylaxis Canada's Corporate Partner Program


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Food Allergy Management Assessment Program- Are you prepared?


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Tips for staying safe this holiday season


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Food allergies in Canada: teach children to be careful, not fearful

The Toronto Star - Nov. 21, 2012
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Recap of our Difference Makers Campaign

During Food Allergy Awareness Month, we celebrated everyday Canadians who understand the seriousness of allergies and make an effort to keep those at risk safe. Read their inspiring stories.
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Online Peer Mentorship Pilot Study

Anaphylaxis Canada is looking for children (age 7-11) and youth (age 12-15) to participate in an online peer mentorship pilot study.
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Anaphylaxis Canada welcome General Mills as a new Corporate Partner


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Update on Precautionary Labelling in Canada

Health Canada and the CFIA recommend the use of only one precautionary statement on food labels: "May Contain"


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Law to Protect Quebec Students with Food Allergies and Asthma

Anaphylaxis Canada writes to the Ministers of Health and Education


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Online Anaphylaxis Course Wins Two Awards


Interactive course receives recognition from the Canadian Society of Training and Development.
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Anaphylaxis Canada enlists a dragon for Halloween food allergy awareness campaign

Dragons’ Den star Bruce Croxon joins organization as public ambassador.


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Loblaw Pharmacy Launches Food Allergy Management Assessment Program

To help educate consumers about food allergies and emergency preparedness.


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Watch Anaphylaxis Canada's new Public Service Announcement

New "First Kiss" public service announcement helps to create awareness for anaphylaxis.


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