Announcing the Allergy Aware Champions Contest! Win an iPad!

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Are you ready to become an allergy champion? Complete the Anaphylaxis in the Community: What Parents and Others Need to Know online course to learn more about managing allergies and submit your contest entry for a chance to win an iPad Pro.

The contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who are 14 years of age or older at the time of entry. No purchase or fee is required to enter and there can only be one entry per person. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries. An independent third party will supervise winner selection.

Entering is easy:

(1) Take the Anaphylaxis in the Community course at allergyaware.ca

(2) Submit your Certificate of Completion and the Allergy Aware Champions Contest Entry Form by June 30, 2016, midnight EDT, to info@foodallergycanada.ca

You can win an iPad Pro 9.7″ 32GB with Wi-Fi.

Important:

  • The Allergy Aware Champions Contest Entry Form is a fillable form which you can download, fill in and save. Do not complete the form within your browser as information will not be saved.
  • To be eligible for the contest, you must submit both your Certificate of Completion for the Anaphylaxis in the Community course and the entry form.

The contest starts on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 and ends Thursday, June 30, 2016, midnight EDT. Please refer to the Allergy Aware Champions Contest Rules and Regulations before submitting your entry.

If there are any questions, contact us at info@foodallergycanada.ca or 416 785-5666 / 1 866 785-5660.

Don’t delay – enter today!

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Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer le lancement du concours « Champions de la conscientisation aux allergies »!

Êtes-vous prêt à devenir champion dans le domaine des allergies? Suivez le cours en ligne L’anaphylaxie dans la collectivité : ce que les parents et les autres intervenants doivent savoir pour en apprendre davantage sur la prise en charge des allergies et soumettez votre formulaire d’inscription pour courir la chance de remporter un iPad Pro.

Le concours s’adresse à tous les résidents autorisés du Canada qui sont âgés de 14 ans ou plus au moment de leur participation. Aucuns achats ni frais requis pour participer. La participation est limitée à une inscription par personne. Les chances de gagner dépendront du nombre de participants. Un tiers indépendant supervisera le processus de sélection du gagnant.

Pour participer, vous n’avez qu’à :

(1) Suivre le cours L’anaphylaxie dans la collectivité au connaitrelesallergies.ca

(2) Soumettre votre certificat de réussite et le formulaire d’inscription au concours « Champions de la conscientisation aux allergies »  au plus tard le 30 juin 2016 à minuit (HAE), à info@allergiesalimentairescanada.ca.

Vous pourriez gagner un iPad Pro de 9,7 po avec Wi-Fi muni d’une capacité de 32 Go.

Important :

  • Le formulaire d’inscription au concours « Champions de la conscientisation aux allergies » est un formulaire remplissable que vous pouvez télécharger, remplir et sauvegarder. Ne remplissez pas ce formulaire à partir de votre navigateur, car vos renseignements ne seront pas enregistrés.
  • Pour être admissible au concours, vous devez soumettre le formulaire d’inscription et votre certificat de réussite du cours L’anaphylaxie dans la collectivité.

Le concours débute le mardi 10 mai 2016 et prend fin le jeudi 30 juin 2016 à minuit (HAE). Veuillez prendre connaissance des règlements du concours « Champions de la conscientisation aux allergies » avant de soumettre votre inscription.

Si vous avez des questions, vous pouvez nous joindre àinfo@allergiesalimentairescanada.ca, au 416 785-5666 ou au 1 866 785-5660.

N’attendez pas, inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’hui!

2016 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award – Apply Now

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The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, providing landmark legislation that has influenced policy across Canada and the United States. The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award, made possible through an educational grant from TD Securities, provides two awards of $1,000 to students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution.

Details: 
Scholarship eligibility
– Canadian resident under the age of 25
– Enrolled at a post-secondary institution (i.e. entering first year of studies or continuing in current program
– Student has made exceptional contributions to raising food allergy awareness in their own community.

Amount
2x $1,000 awards

Instructions on how to apply
-A completed application form
-A 500-1500 word essay describing your efforts to raise awareness and educate others about life-threatening allergies
-Contact information for two references

Deadline to apply: June 10, 2016

Download the application form

Calling Winnipeg Teens with Food Allergy

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The Children’s Allergy & Asthma Education Centre (CAAEC), Winnipeg, Manitoba invites teens ages 12-16 years with food allergy to the Allergy Lounge. Join us to connect, learn and share with other teens with food allergy. Join us Thursday,

February 26th , 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and April 30, 2015 at the CAAEC at 685 William Avenue. This is a free event. Participants can enter to win a $50 Movie pass.

Call 204-787-4116 or email caaec@hsc.mb.ca to register.

2015 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award – Now Accepting Applications

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Anaphylaxis Canada is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the sixth annual Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award.

This award is dedicated to Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. During her life, Sabrina helped to raise awareness about food allergy by creating a first-person radio documentary, “A Nutty Tale,” which aired on CBC Radio in 2001. Since her passing, Sabrina’s parents and other members of the allergy community have kept Sabrina’s spirit alive by advocating for allergy-aware school environments. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, resulting in landmark legislation that has influenced school anaphylaxis policies across Canada.

Two awards of $1,000 each will be granted to students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution.

Applications will be evaluated on a submission essay which describes the student’s efforts to raise awareness about severe allergies and anaphylaxis in their schools or communities.

The application form can be downloaded from Anaphylaxis Canada’s youth website http://www.whyriskit.ca. All applications must be submitted by June 19th, 2015.

Read about our 2014 award winners Sydney Harris, and Katherine Li and their accomplishments in raising allergy awareness in their communities.

For more information, please contact Anaphylaxis Canada at 1-866-785-5660 or info@anaphylaxis.ca. Award funded by a grant from TD Securities.

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Teen Allergy Event in Winnipeg

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The Children’s Allergy & Asthma Education Centre (CAAEC), Winnipeg, Manitoba invites teens ages 12-16 years with food allergy to the Allergy Lounge. Join us to connect, learn and share with other teens with food allergy. Join us Thursday,

February 26th , 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and April 30, 2015 at the CAAEC at 685 William Avenue. This is a free event. Participants can enter to win a $50 Movie pass.

Call 204-787-4116 or email caaec@hsc.mb.ca to register.

Congratulations to the 2014 Recipients of the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to congratulate the recipients of the fifth annual Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award: Sydney Harris (Barrie, ON) and Katherine Li (Calgary, AB). Sydney and Katherine were selected from a total of 88 applicants for their demonstrated commitment to raising awareness and educating others about severe allergies.

Sydney HSydney is 18 years old and will be entering her first year of a pre-health sciences program at Georgian College, Ontario. Since being diagnosed with food allergies at age 13, she has actively raised allergy awareness at her school through presentations for her classmates, and by providing anaphylaxis training to her high school teachers. She has also maintained a blog -“A Tale of Anaphylaxis”- where she provides tips and support for other teens with food allergies. Sydney has also been an active member of Anaphylaxis Canada’s Youth Advisory Panel for which she has written educational articles, exhibited at health fairs, and developed and delivered various conference presentations. Sydney was also a mentor in the first Allergy Pals Online Mentorship Program in 2014.

Katherine LKatherine is 19 years old and starting her second year of studies at McGill University, Quebec, where she is a part of the McGill Student Emergency Response Team (M-SERT). She has helped treat anaphylactic reactions on campus and educated fellow students on recognizing symptoms of anaphylaxis. Although she does not have food allergies herself, her interest in the condition led her to seek a two month summer internship at Dr. Wayne Shreffler’s lab at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases and Food Allergy Research Center. There she gained first-hand lab and clinical knowledge on oral immunotherapy treatment among other research.

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to thank all of the award applicants for their initiative, creativity, and commitment to raising allergy awareness and educating others in their communities. We received many excellent applications from across the country, and selecting recipients was not an easy task.

The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. During her life, Sabrina worked to raise allergy awareness by creating the first-person radio documentary, “A Nutty Tale,” which aired on CBC radio in 2001. Since her passing, Sabrina’s parents and other members of the allergy community have kept her spirit alive by advocating for allergy-safe schools and communities. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, providing landmark legislation that has influenced anaphylaxis policies in schools across Canada.

We are proud to honour Sabrina’s memory with this award and the Sabrina Shannon Legacy Fund.

 

The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is made possible through an educational grant from TD Securities.

 

A New Blog for Young Adults with Allergies

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Anaphylaxis Canada is happy to announce their newest blog for allergic adults located at http://www.adultswithallergies.com.

The blog covers situations that allergic adults can appreciate such as food allergies and relationships, allergies in the workplace, alcohol ingredient labelling, international travel, and lifestyle articles such as food allergies and pop culture.

The Adults with Allergies blog is funded by a grant from TD Securities. Anaphylaxis Canada is appreciative of their support of our youth program and the opportunity to create resources for teens and young adults.

The blog, hosted on WordPress, allows users to follow/subscribe to the blog. If you are an allergic adult and interested in joining the writing team, please get in touch with Anaphylaxis Canada at http://www.adultswithallergies.com/contact.

Read more about the new blog at http://www.anaphylaxis.ca/en/media/hot_topics.html?news_id=72

Register Now! “Teens Talk Allergies” on May 10th, 2014

Anaphylaxis Canada Teen Workshop

Register now for this interactive half-day morning session for youth with food allergies will be filled with open discussions, group activities, games, prizes and teen presentations on key topics. Members of Anaphylaxis Canada’s Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) and Program Coordinator, Kyle Dine, will lead this session.

The workshop is open to all youth with food allergies between the ages of 13-21 years. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, share experiences, and learn how others have managed their allergies in different situations. Those 18 years of age and older are welcome to join the afternoon Annual Community Conference session “Managing Food Allergies: Working together for a safer future”, at no additional cost.

Please note that lunch is NOT provided.

This session is limited to youth ages 13 – 21. 

Parental permission is required for all youth between 13 and 17 years old.

Please print, complete and sign the parental permission form on page 2, then submit it to Anaphylaxis Canada by fax to 416-785-0458 or by email to info@anaphylaxis.ca

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:30am – 12:00noon
Doors open: 8:00am for Registration

PLACE: Delta Hotel

Room: Chocolate Ballroom – Section 1 (Second Floor)
50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, ON L3R 0A3
Tel: 905-477-2010
Complimentary parking

COST: $20/person