Support Groups provide a warm, caring environment for people to share their concerns and to get assistance in dealing with the day to day stress of living with anaphylaxis. It is especially helpful for those newly diagnosed to talk to others who understand what they are going through. You are not alone!
The Anaphylaxis Network of Canada can:
Kitty Cairns is our national support group co-ordinator. Kitty and Laurie Harada have just completed a how to manual on setting up a support group. Copies will be available shortly.
If you would like to have information posted about your support group, please contact us.
SUPPORT GROUP NOTICE BOARD
WHO WE ARE: The Durham Region Anaphylaxis Support Group provides support for those dealing with life-threatening allergies. We are a group of concerned individuals who come together on a voluntary basis to provide support and information on life threatening allergy issues. We are a registered support group with the Anaphylaxis Network. We have created a resource library which contains informative articles, books, pamphlets and videos.
WHERE WE MEET: Please e-mail or call ((905)686-3018) for location.
WHEN: The second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
We are a group of concerned individuals who come together on a voluntary basis to provide support and information on allergy issues. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at: St. Christopher's Anglican Church 662 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario. South of the QEW at 7:30 p.m. We assist with information seminars on allergies and anaphylaxis in cooperation with hospitals and other agencies. We have created a resource library for our members which contains informative articles, books, pamphlets and videos. We also have information and visual aids to assist our members during discussions and meetings with schools and other agencies. Contact our volunteers at: Tel: (905) 634-2997 (Burlington) or Tel: (905) 829-0786 (Oakville) e-mail or visit our Web site
We are a support group for parents whose young children or teens have a latex allergy. We meet 4 times per year in North York, Toronto. For more information please contact: Dr. Karen Aiken (905) 764-2714 or e-mail.
We meet once a month between September and June. E-mail me for more information on monthly dates, time etc. Everyone is welcome.
We are starting a non-profit support group for people living with anaphylaxis. Learn from others and share your experiences. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, please contact Laurie Harada for more information by e-mail or phone (416 488-0277) February 2000
NASK/Niagara Anaphylaxis Support and Knowledge is a group of parent volunteers who live daily with anaphylaxis in the Niagara Region. We meet monthly in various locations throughout the region. We have about six structured meetings with a speaker and at least two family fun nights throughout the year. We are currently trying to increase public awareness through our library donation program, NASK rack card in local specialists offices and through our public forums. Phone Cindy at 905-943-0681 or Mary at 905-227-6158 for more information.
Our Thornhill support group is organizing a recreational skate to raise money for the Anaphylaxis Network. We are going to the Ice Gardens at York University on April 1, 2000 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. We are going to be skating to music and having lots of fun. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are available in advance for $10.00 per family or $15.00 per family at the door. For advance tickets, contact Carol Zweig at (905) 760-9313 or Lisa Plant at (905) 669-1842. We would also welcome offers to sell tickets.
All are welcome to attend our meetings, which are held at the Victoria
Hills Community Center (10 Chopin Dr., Kitchener-corner of Chopin and
Westmount Rd.). A cash donation
would be appreciated at each meeting to cover expenses such as mailings,
photocopying, etc. Please call
Katharine at (519) 745-8546 for further information. At the start of each
meeting, any concerns may be discussed! All meetings run from 7 to
All meetings run from 7 to 9 pm.
Thursday, May 24, 2001 “Safety Tips for School”
Have you met with your Principal yet about next year??? Attend tonight if you need some guidance about next Fall’s arrangements.