The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, providing landmark legislation that has influenced policy across Canada and the United States. The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award, made possible through an educational grant from TD Securities, provides two awards of $1,000 to students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution.
A committee of Food Allergy Canada staff and volunteers will review each application and select recipients based on their submission of a short essay. The essay should include:
How the applicant has raised awareness and educated others about life-threatening allergies
Whom the applicant has reached through their efforts (i.e. the number and type of people reached)
Selected recipients will demonstrate a strong commitment and creative approach to raising awareness and educating others about life-threatening allergies.