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Make travelling safer by telling the Canadian Transportation Agency what you need by September 30th

September 20, 2016

Tell the Canadian Transportation Agency what people with food allergies need when they travel

You can help make travelling safer for the millions of Canadians with food allergies. The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is requesting public input by September 30 on how to accommodate passengers with food allergies in all areas of travel: air, ferry, rail, and bus. The CTA will consider this feedback when drafting new federal regulations. This is the opportunity to have your say.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Get informed: Click here for details on the consultation request from the CTA. The “accessible transportation discussion paper” gives more context into the consultation. Essentially, the CTA is asking for your feedback on what accommodations should be made across all modes of transportation for people with food allergies. This will help to inform them when they create the regulations for the transportation carriers.
  • Provide your feedback: Be sure to email the CTA at consultations@otc-cta.gc.ca by September 30, 2016, which is the deadline for feedback. Let them know that there should be appropriate accommodations made on all modes of transportation for people with food allergies, including consistent staff training and education, and having protocols in place to manage food allergies.
  • Share, share, and share: Share this with others and encourage as many people as possible to contact the CTA to make our collective voice heard.

When responding to the CTA, think about what it means to you and your family to travel with food allergies – when you’re 35,000 feet in the air going on a family vacation, or taking a weekend trip to the island on a ferry, or your child is hopping on the train to come home for a visit from university. What would make you and your family feel safer when travelling?

We will be providing recommendations to the CTA on the behalf of the 2.5 million Canadians impacted by food allergies that we serve. Our recommendations will include having appropriate measures in place regardless of the type of travel. This means, across every type of travel, having consistent staff training and education on the signs, symptoms and treatment of anaphylaxis and protocols in place to accommodate passengers with food allergies. We will gladly share our submission with you as soon as it is ready.

Remember to have your say by September 30 and help make travelling safer.

We are committed to supporting you and advocating for safer travel for all individuals with food allergies. Together, we can make change happen.

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