Born and raised in Toronto, Claudia is excited to see dairy- and egg-free restaurants popping up all over the city so she can visit them with her vegan husband. Claudia works as a Communications Coordinator for the Department of Justice and enjoys being active in her spare time to compensate for all the eating.
Danielle (a.k.a. The Allergic Traveller) is a student at the University of Toronto, finishing the last term of her Masters of Information. She has been allergic to peanuts her entire life, and has recently developed a soy allergy. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys travelling, photography, and finding new allergy-safe foods.
Originally from Vancouver, Jessica made her way east to experience Toronto’s energizing lifestyle. She writes about the food and flavours that inspire her to keep her family happy and healthy.
Kathleen is the mom behind AllergyBites. She is also a writer, a foodie, and the mama of a toddler with multiple food allergies. No wonder she loves seeking out allergy-friendly restaurants and sharing them with the food allergy community!
Liz is a proud Torontonian and a lifelong food allergy thriver. A copywriter and social media coach by trade, Liz is happiest when hula hooping, hiking, or sharing good food with her family.
Pauline is a writer, food allergy advocate, self-proclaimed allergy-friendly foodie, mother of 3 young children, and manager of a household that avoids 7 of the top 8 food allergens. She is also the founder of HypeFoodie and editor of Best Allergy Sites, online resources for allergy-friendly living.
Shayla is a freelance writer and editor whose writing has been published in Lilith Magazine, Parents Canada and Baby Post, among others. Shayla is the mom of two boys, and has become an advocate for allergy awareness (as well as an excellent vegan baker) since her youngest son’s diagnosis. Shayla also volunteers extensively in her community.
Stephanie lives in Ottawa and is the mother of two boys, one who has severe food allergies. A part-time physiotherapist by trade and a food allergy advocate by fate, Stephanie is the leader of the Ottawa Anaphylaxis Support Group. Through this role, she has gained comfort with being an “allergy mom” and strives to increase public awareness.
Wendy is a stay-at-home mom who occasionally works as a freelancer in theatre and opera. These days, she is navigating life with her son’s food allergies, as well as her own postpartum anxiety. She is also a writer for a parenting blog called This Bumpy Adventure.