Working towards solutions for Canadians with anaphylaxis

Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative is an advocacy effort marshaled by a volunteer group of families from anaphylaxis support associations in communities across Canada. The CAI’s mission is to prompt the federal government to develop a strategic plan to decrease the risks for Canadians living with anaphylaxis (severe, life-threatening allergies) and to educate the public.

Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative has a 5 point policy request of the federal government.

  1. Federal Coordination – of programs and services dealing with anaphylaxis and food allergy information
  2. Coordinated Awareness Campaigns – both targeted and general public information initiatives
  3. Long Term Commitment to Research – a strategic response and more dollars for research
  4. Improved Allergen Labelling – for foods, drugs, cosmetic and personal care products 
  5. Improved Transportation Safeguards – airline and public transportation policies that reduce risk for food allergic passengers

A detailed backgrounder on the 5 point policy request can be found here:

http://www.nask.ca/files/5-Point%20Policy%20Items%20re%20Motion%20546.pdf

More information about this initiative can be found on the Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative Facebook page.

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