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Webinars and events – December 2021

December 3, 2021

Sign up for our upcoming small group webinars on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Learn about our support groups across Canada and connect virtually. Plus, watch our encore series on celebrating safely.

Small group webinar (maximum 6 participants): Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis 

Small Group webinar series

Do you have questions on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis? Attend one of our free 90-minute interactive webinars led by a trained parent mentor. You’ll learn fundamental information about daily management and living confidently with food allergy and anaphylaxis. Plus, you’ll connect with others in our community who can relate! 

These sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy. It’s also a great session for others who are interested in this topic, or would like a refresher. 

Following the session, you’ll be able to answer: 

  • What is food allergy and anaphylaxis
  • How to avoid a reaction 
  • What are the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis 
  • What to do in an emergency 

Sessions are limited to 6 attendees, so to register now to save your spot. Our next sessions are Saturday, December 4th (tomorrow!) and Friday, December 10th. 

If you have already attended one of these webinars, please help us spread the word so others can also benefit. Please share!

Learn about our support groups across Canada and connect with one virtually! 

Charlene, Michele and Allison, leaders of the Saskatchewan Anaphylaxis Support Group
Charlene, Michele and Allison, leaders of the Saskatchewan Anaphylaxis Support Group

Support groups provide valuable information on how other families are successfully living with food allergy. Plus, they are an excellent way to stay updated on any new developments in the food allergy community, and to connect with others near you. Check out the support group meeting happening next month! 

Saskatchewan Anaphylaxis Support Group 

Join the Saskatchewan support group for a virtual ‘Meet the Allergist’ with Dr. Fong of Regina, SK. Dr. Fong will be answering allergy-related questions from group members. 

  • Date: January 2022 (Date TBD) 
  • Location: Facebook Live 
  • For more information, visit the Saskatchewan Anaphylaxis Support Group Facebook page

To connect with one of our other support groups, visit our support group page. If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started. 

Encore presentation series: COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy 

In this series, a panel of experts discuss the vaccines options and implications for those with food allergy. You’ll learn about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, who the vaccines are suited for, what to think about if you have food allergy, and more.  

If you’re still looking for information to make a decision on getting a COVID-19 vaccine, watch one or more of these videos to help you decide.

COVID-19 vaccines and kids with food allergy – what parents need to know
What to know about vaccines for children and teens
Is any approved vaccine the best vaccine?
Get the facts

Encore presentation series: Celebrating safely

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. As many of you will be gathering with family and friends in person this year, watch our celebrating safely series to prepare for a safe holiday with food allergy. Check out our videos below! 

For young kids

These interactive sessions involve a trained peer mentor discussing key educational points, while leading the participants in games and activities.

Topic: Holidays with food allergy

Learn how to stay safe with food allergy during the holidays.

Topic: Reading ingredient lists

Learn about reading ingredient labels, doing the triple check, what the priority food allergens are and the meaning of “may contain” statements.

For anyone interested in food allergy

Food allergy Do’s and Don’ts

Get educated with these fun “do’s and don’ts” videos. These videos are less than a minute and cover simple ways of keeping safe. 

Celebrate safely
If you’re planning a celebration in your social bubble, offer non-food treats that will be safe for all.

Make sure your environment is safe for your loved ones with food allergy. Watch this video for a quick look at the do’s and don’ts around removing allergens from your hands.

Double dipping
Be allergy aware. Don’t use the same utensils when making foods that may contain an allergen.

No picking
Remember it’s important NOT to remove an allergen (a food that someone is allergic to) from food and serve it to someone with that food allergy.

Discover more tips for navigating the holidays safely with food allergy in our holiday section. 

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