The Allergy Aware website and courses have been developed by Food Allergy Canada and Leap Learning Technologies Inc., in partnership with the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. A past collaboration among these groups resulted in two national awards from the Canadian Society for Training and Development in 2011. In 2010, the Government of Alberta helped to support the first course version for schools designed for Alberta Education employees.
Food Allergy Canada is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians with food allergies and those who care for them. The organization is committed to creating a safer world for people with potentially life-threatening allergies through education, advocacy, and research. The organization's approach to reducing the risk of allergic reactions in both children and adults is focused on self-management, community engagement, understanding, and respect. For more information, please visit www.foodallergycanada.ca.
Leap Learning Technologies Inc. (www.leaplearning.ca) produces high quality e-learning content related to health education. Guided by the evidence informed principles of the Division of e-Learning Innovation as McMaster University, Leap develops effective, research-based online training that is characterized by its outstanding instructional design and multimedia.
The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (www.csaci.ca) is the largest national professional medical specialty organization in Canada, representing allergists, physicians, allied health professionals and scientists with special expertise in the management of allergic and immunologic diseases. The Society is also dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with allergies through research, advocacy, and continuing professional development and public education.