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Webinars and events – June 2022

June 10, 2022

Participate in our townhall to learn more about Health Canada’s consultation on access to ingredient information for food products sold online and ask questions on the topic. Register for a small group webinar on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis and connect with others who can relate. Discover our support groups and connect with one virtually. Plus, watch our #KnowItTreatIt encore presentation series and increase your confidence in recognizing and treating anaphylaxis.

Next week: Townhall on access to accurate ingredient information on June 15 at 12pm EDT


Participate in our Townhall to hear directly from Jennifer Gerdts, our Executive Director, on the importance of access to ingredient information for food sold online, and what is being done behind-the-scenes on your behalf with government and industry on increasing the accuracy of ingredient labelling. We look forward to answering your questions live, and you can also submit your questions in advance upon registration.

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

Group video call on laptop

Has your child been recently diagnosed with food allergy? Looking for others who can relate? Participate in 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.

These sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy or for families who would like a refresher.

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

  • What is food allergy and how to manage it well
  • How to avoid reactions
  • What is anaphylaxis, what are the signs and symptoms
  • How to treat allergic reactions

Sessions are limited to 6 attendees and fill up quickly, so register now to save your spot. Our next sessions are Saturday, June 25th and Saturday, July 9th.

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 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 a warm and caring environment for you to get help in dealing with the day-to-day stress of being at risk of anaphylaxis or having a child who is at risk. Plus, it’s a great way to keep updated on any new developments in the food allergy community.

Find a support group near you and connect online! If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started.

Encore series: #KnowItTreatIt

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. This month watch our #KnowItTreatIt series. You’ll refresh your knowledge on how to recognize and treat anaphylaxis, and the importance of using epinephrine at the first sign of anaphylaxis. Watch the videos below and please share with others, so they can also benefit from the essential information included.

De-mystifying anaphylaxis: uncovering what’s known and what’s not known

Watch our discussion with Canadian allergists Dr. Philippe Bégin and Dr. Julia Upton to separate fact from fiction around anaphylaxis and what can be done to address the unknowns. Learn how allergic reactions affect your body, symptoms of anaphylaxis, and treating with epinephrine. Find out whether each allergic reaction becomes increasingly worse or more severe, whether a trace amount of an allergen triggers anaphylaxis, whether anaphylaxis means fatality, and more.

Facebook Live for families: Using epinephrine auto-injectors for treating anaphylaxis and teaching children to use them

Hear from Dr. Julia Upton on how to use the different auto-injectors in Canada, including EpiPen®, ALLERJECT® and Emerade™, for treating anaphylaxis. You’ll gain a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, the administration techniques of each device, and how to teach children to use them. This session is also available to watch in French with Dr. Philippe Bégin.

Dana’s #KnowItTreatIt story

Hear from Dana, a member in our community, about her #KnowItTreatIt reaction story, and her key message to use epinephrine, not to hesitate.

Real allergic reaction stories from youth

Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, the importance of using your epinephrine auto-injector, and hear empowering reaction stories from youth and their lessons learned.

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