Get to know us! is a website with free access to online anaphylaxis courses developed to help people prevent, recognize and manage potentially life-threatening allergic reactions in the community.

World-class education

With a multidisciplinary team of leading healthcare professionals, advocates, researchers and educators, we bring you education based on current research and expert opinion.

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

"Individuals can rely on the online courses for key recommendations and medically-reviewed information about anaphylaxis."
- Dr. Harold Kim, President, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Leap Learning Technologies Inc. ( 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 ( 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.

Course Developers

Food Allergy Canada's mission is to educate, support, and advocate for the needs of individuals and families living with food allergy and the risk of anaphylaxis, as well as to support and participate in research related to food allergy and anaphylaxis.
The Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with allergies through research, advocacy, and continued professional and public education.
Leaders in the art and science of e-learning, we build education and training programs to improve performance and enhance quality of life.

Study Buddies

Research and knowledge translation supported by AllerGen NCE (Allergy, Genes and Environment Network) Inc.
Research and knowledge translation supported by McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Technical Requirements
Our courses are compatible with most desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices (tablets, smartphones) using a modern browser such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Edge.