AllerGen’s food allergy research
Food allergy is a strategic research focus for AllerGen. Our Legacy Project: Canadian Food Allergy Strategic Team (CanFAST) takes a highly innovative, nationally-networked approach to food allergy and anaphylaxis research.
AllerGen’s research has contributed to advancements in the prevention, diagnosis and management of food allergies.
Significant findings on Food Allergy from AllerGen’s research are highlighted in the ResearchSKETCHES:
An emerging AllerGen initiative is the National Food Allergy Strategy (NFASt) for Canada: a knowledge mobilization platform that will position Canada as a global leader in improving the management of food allergy across environments and settings.
See the poster and presentation on NFASt by Research Leader Dr. Susan Elliott.
Read the archive of AllerGen food allergy news.
See the database of AllerGen food allergy publications.
AllerGen-supported food allergy tools
How to C.A.R.E. for Students with Food Allergies: What Educators Should Know is an interactive online course providing anytime, any place education for school personnel.
World Class Anaphylaxis Education Anytime, Anyplace: AllergyAware.ca offers online anaphylaxis courses for the community, developed by leaders in health education.
Allergy Pals and Allergy Allies online peer mentorship programs help children (7-15 years old) with severe food allergies to learn strategies for, and feel more confident about, managing food allergies.
Kung Food is a food allergy mobile app for youth that features a quick reference allergy guide, an allergy attack simulator and allergy trivia games.
AllerGen partner organizations concerned with food allergy
is the leading magazine for those with food allergies, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or environmental allergies.
Allergies Québec (formerly AQAA)
vise à améliorer la qualité de vie et la sécurité de ceux qui composent avec les allergies alimentaires.
The AAIA’s mission is to create safer environments and improve quality of life for Canadians affected by allergy, asthma, and anaphylaxis by empowering individuals and providing education, leadership, and a national voice. AAIA links
Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society of Ontario
is an organization of physicians who strive to provide high-quality medical services and public service education.
Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with allergies through research, advocacy, and continued professional and public education.
Children’s Allergy & Asthma Education Centre
The CAAEC provides food allergy and asthma education to children and their families and develops and assesses new strategies for education.
educates, supports and advocates for the needs of people living with food allergies and the risk of anaphylaxis. They also support and participate in food allergy research.
FARE’s mission is to find a cure for food allergies, and to keep individuals with food allergies safe and included.