Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – February 2023

February 3, 2023

Closing soon – take our survey and tell us which webinar topics you want this year! Learn about our 2023 community awards and apply or nominate someone. Plus check out our tips on having an allergy-safe Valentine’s Day.


Survey closes soon: Tell us what webinars topics you want

Let us know what food allergy-related topics you want to learn more about this year by taking our short survey. The survey closes on Feb. 17. If you have already completed the survey, thank you!

Our webinars give you access to experts and provide you with the latest insights in food allergy and anaphylaxis. Plus, the recordings are available afterwards so you can re-watch them and share with others.

Take our short 3-question survey now!

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



Accepting applications: 2023 Community Awards

Have you made an impact in the food allergy community or know someone who has? Enter or nominate others for our awards/grants! Learn about them below and get inspired by last year’s winners. Be sure to apply early and please share with others who may be eligible.

All applications close April 3, 2023.

Pryde Family Travel Grant

For graduate students, medical students, and healthcare professionals with an interest in food allergy/anaphylaxis. The Pryde Family Travel Grant offers two grants valued at $500 each to help cover the costs of attending an academic program or event related to food allergy. Read about last year’s recipients, Alyssa Burrows and Andrew Thompson.

Robyn Allen
Robyn Allen

Robyn Allen Leadership Award

For a healthcare professional, industry representative, government representative, or an individual who has exemplified extraordinary leadership and dedication in the advancement of food allergy awareness and education. Read about last year’s recipient, Dr. Julia Upton.

Sabrina Shannon, young Ontario girl who passed away in 2003 due to an anaphylactic reaction
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. Read about last year’s recipients, Maeve Gillis and Aliegha Dixon.



Roses are red, violets are blue, I want an allergy-safe Valentine’s Day, how about you?

Have a look at our resources and tips for staying safe this Valentine’s Day!

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