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Celebrating 20 years of transformational change + group award winners

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Celebrating 20 years of affect!

An ideal solution to kick off the brand new month is to rejoice the lasting impacts we have now made collectively on the earth of meals allergy.

2021 was a particular 12 months for Meals Allergy Canada, it was our twentieth anniversary! We’re excited to rejoice with you and share the foremost milestones this group has completed during the last 20 years.

2022 community award winners

Whether or not you’ve been part of our group for the previous 20 years, or simply just lately found the group – you might be on the coronary heart of what we do. Due to you and your help we’re capable of make nice change. Thanks.

Scroll down beneath to study extra concerning the affect we made in 2021 and the final 20 years, and the affect that’s being made by others locally. Assist us rejoice these true #FoodAllergyChampions.


Affect report

Impact Report 2021 cover

We’re excited to share with you our newest affect report. On this report, you’ll find out how your help is driving affect and the way it’s enabled us to remodel the meals allergy panorama final 12 months, and during the last 20 years.

Plus, view our affect in numbers for a visible have a look at our affect, study the place your cash goes, learn tales from the group, and uncover our long-term advocacy initiatives.

Be part of us in celebrating our twentieth anniversary!

Find out about our achievements and areas of focus during the last 20 years.

We’d not be right here with out all of you. Thanks to all of our transformational supporters who’ve helped us change the meals allergy panorama during the last 20 years. Watch our anniversary video to listen to from a few of these changemakers.

Whereas a lot has been completed during the last 20 years, our work is much from executed. Proceed to assist us #MakeFoodAllergyCount by supporting our efforts. Collectively, we will make actual and lasting affect.

FAC anniversary video
Two decades of creating change

Community award graphic

2022 Group award winners

#FoodAllergyChampions in our group driving affect

Congratulations to this 12 months’s group award winners for driving meals allergy affect throughout Canada. They’re true #FoodAllergyChampions. Study extra about their accomplishments.

Are you aware somebody who deserves to be acknowledged for his or her dedication to driving change in meals allergy? Are you doing nice issues to create meals allergy consciousness or advocating to make life higher for Canadians with meals allergy? We’d love to listen to the way you and/or others are being #FoodAllergyChampions locally. Go to foodallergycanada.ca/awards to study extra.


Robyn Allen Management Award

This award acknowledges a person who has made a novel contribution to the lives of Canadians with meals allergy via their efforts in schooling, advocacy, group constructing, management, or fundraising. The award is in reminiscence of Robyn Allen.

Dr. Julia Upton

Dr. Julia Upton

Dr. Julia Upton, a Canadian allergist who’s on workers on the Hospital for Sick Youngsters within the Immunology and Allergy division, and is an Affiliate Professor within the Division of Paediatrics on the College of Toronto.

Dr. Upton has proven large dedication to advancing meals allergy consciousness and schooling of sufferers, households, and the general public, whereas additionally growing allergy consciousness amongst medical colleagues. She is actively concerned in analysis targeted on meals desensitization therapies, allergy diagnostics, and the popularity and therapy of immunodeficiencies.

Plus, she has additionally proven distinctive management via her involvement with our group, as a valued member of our Healthcare Advisory Board, an knowledgeable visitor in quite a few academic webinars, a medical reviewer, and as a contributor to our “Ask the allergist” publication sequence.

Her accomplishments are many and she or he is a real champion of the meals allergy group.


Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

This award acknowledges two people in post-secondary college who’ve contributed considerably to the Canadian meals allergy group. This award is made doable via an academic grant from TD Securities and is devoted to the lifetime of Sabrina Shannon.

Maeve Gillis

Maeve Gillis

Maeve is a second-year nursing scholar at Saint Francis Xavier College who has a number of meals allergy symptoms. Rising up in a rural city in Nova Scotia the place the meals allergy group is small, Maeve wished to attach with extra youth with meals allergy.

She determined to create her elementary college’s first ever allergy help group, and has mentored over 100 youngsters as a mentor in our Allergy Buddies/Allies on-line mentorship program.

Aliegha Dixon

Aliegha Dixon

Aliegha is an 20-year-old scholar on the College of Saskatchewan who’s allergic to peanuts. Impressed by Meals Allergy Canada and her private expertise navigating meals allergy, Aliegha determined to amplify her voice to lift consciousness in her group.

She reached out to her native radio station to create skilled PSAs (public service bulletins) about meals allergy, which have been airing throughout rural cities in Manitoba.


Pryde Household Journey Grant

This award supplies two grants for graduate college students, medical college students or healthcare professionals who’ve an curiosity in meals allergy/anaphylaxis. The funds assist to offset bills for attending an instructional program or occasion associated to meals allergy. This grant was established in honour of the Pryde household and pals, and the family and friends of Sean Delaney.

Alyssa Burrows

Alyssa Burrows

Alyssa is a MSc Translational Drugs scholar at Queen’s College, and is learning the impacts of COVID-19 on people with allergic illnesses, similar to meals allergy, bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis.

She will probably be utilizing the grant to attend the American Academy of Allergy, Bronchial asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) annual assembly in February 2023 in San Antonio, Texas.

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Andrew is a third-year Meals, Diet and Well being scholar on the College of British Columbia, and is obsessed with serving to those that might battle with meals safety and entry to secure, nutritious, and allergen-friendly meals.

He will probably be utilizing the grant to attend the 2022 Dietitians of Canada Nationwide Convention this September.


To search out out how one can make an affect and grow to be a #FoodAllergyChampion, go to foodallergycanada.ca/awards.


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