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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – December 2020

December 4, 2020

Check out our new impact report and learn how your support helps #MakeFoodAllergyCount, plus read our special thank you message for GivingTuesday. Find out how to navigate food allergy during the holidays and download our new hosting tip sheet. Watch the recording of our plant-based food trends webinar and find out how these trends impact those with food allergy. Plus, join us in thanking our funders for their incredible generosity and support of our initiatives in 2020.

Read now: Our first impact report!

We are excited to share our very first impact report highlighting where your donations go and how they have helped to #MakeFoodAllergyCount.

In this report, you’ll learn about our key milestones and achievements, hear from our Executive Director and Board Chair, and get inspired by parents and others as they share how our organization has made a difference. You’ll also learn about the various initiatives we are focusing on over the next five years.

Take a look through our impact report below. We hope you find it informative and that it inspires you to help us #MakeFoodAllergyCount.

Thanks for your support on GivingTuesday!

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Thank you for supporting us this past week on GivingTuesday – whether you donated, helped to spread the word, or simply took the time to read our emails to learn how your generous contributions make an impact. We are very grateful for your support and commitment to help #MakeFoodAllergyCount.

Throughout the month, we will be highlighting different ways you can help us continue to make an impact and drive change.

Be sure to check out our video with Jennifer, our Executive Director, as she discusses the impacts of the pandemic on our organization and what you can do to help. Together we can create a better food allergy future for the over 3 million Canadians impacted by food allergy.

Celebrating the holidays during the pandemic

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The holidays are upon us and they will look different this year due to COVID-19. Depending on the public health guidance in your area, some of you will be celebrating with virtual calls to family and friends, or you might be celebrating with your social bubbles. No matter how you’re spending the holidays, we’re here to support you and your loved ones.

In our food allergy and the holidays section, you’ll find a variety of tips and resources to help you navigate this year’s festivities with confidence, including:

Allergy-friendly party tip sheet
Click to download hosting tip sheet

In the season of giving, find:

ICYMI: Watch the recording from last month’s webinar on “Plant-based food trends and the impact to those with food allergy”

Last month we hosted an informative and educational webinar on plant-based food options, like meatless burgers, non-dairy milk, and pea protein, and how the ingredients in these foods may impact those with food allergy.

If you missed it or would like to view the webinar again, the recording is now available online. With this webinar, you’ll hear from a leading research scientist, Dr. Jennifer Protudjer and our food safety expert Beatrice Povolo on the implications of new plant-based food trends for those with food allergy and how navigate them safely.

Watch the webinar below and please share with others who may benefit. Plus, check out our past webinar recordings for information on various food allergy-related topics.

#FoodAllergyChampions: Thank you to our funders for their tremendous support this year!

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With the generous contributions of our funders, we are able to advocate on key issues that are important to the food allergy community, improve quality of life, develop priority educational initiatives, and create awareness activities to help decrease the public’s knowledge gaps around food allergy.

Join us in thanking these individuals and organizations for helping to #MakeFoodAllergyCount.


Walter and Maria Schroeder Foundation

Family and friends of Sean Delaney


Frischkorn Family Foundation

Williams Wilson Sherport Foundation


Thank you to the 329 individuals and families who supported Food Allergy Canada so far this year

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