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Public input wanted for Alberta schools
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Author:  gwentheeditor [ Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:45 am ]
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Yvonne Rousseau from AAIA sent along this update about the composition of the Alberta review committee:

Here is the information I have been able to gather regarding the committee working on the Alberta Anaphylaxis Policy Advisory.

Dr. Tim VanderLeek - Head of Pediatrics Section, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy,Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Dr. VanderLeek spearheaded the committee of medical experts in the writing of the Anaphylaxis in Schools and Other Settings handbook.

Committee Members:

Sig Schmold - Consultant, former principal and superintendent
Loraine Steele - represents the Minister of Education
Karen Slevinsky - from Alberta Education
Suzanne Lundrigan - from the Alberta School Board Association
Lilly Byrtus - Allergy/Asthma Information Association Regional Coordinator Prairies/NWT
Michelle Mulder - from Alberta Home & School Council Association
Brian Callaghan - from AB Health
Jackie Homeniuk - parent of child with anaphylaxis and has anaphylaxis herself
Jean Martin - parent of child without anaphylaxis and is also a teacher
Shawna McGhan - asthma educator from the Alberta Asthma Center

The following review all material:

Karen Munroe - legal counsel (lawyer) for the Alberta School Board Association
Laurie Harada - Anaphylaxis Canada


Yvonne Rousseau
AAIA BC/Yukon Regional Coordinator

Author:  KarenOASG [ Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:34 pm ]
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That sounds like a relatively well-rounded committee. I will be interested to see what comes out of it.


Author:  aaronsmom [ Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:46 am ]
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Has anybody heard what is happening in Alberta?

Author:  gwentheeditor [ Fri May 04, 2007 6:08 pm ]
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I heard recently that they had yet to finish their report.

AL will keep asking. Gwen

Author:  Momof1g [ Sat May 05, 2007 11:57 pm ]
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I have sent a message in to my mla concerning this because of a recent incident in my daughters school. I have yet to hear a response i mentioned the commite looking into it so far no response maybe i will hear something back soon.

Author:  TZ [ Tue May 08, 2007 1:39 pm ]
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Does anyone know how to reach Ana Wiger? I would like to get a statement from the Alberta Group of parents who have been lobbying the Alberta Government. I am also curious if they are satisfied with a policy or with the direction their Government is going. can someone put Ana or one of the parents from that group in touch with me directly at
Since BC is trying to hang their hat on Alberta's work, I think we need to be well informed as to what the current status is.

Author:  alberta advocate [ Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Public input wanted for Alberta schools

Hi there!

Re-raising - I don't think there's been any change.

Please come & chat on Advocacy and Accomodations - Alberta school board anaphylaxis policies, or lack thereof.
I'm new at this but am looking for parents wanting to make a change in how we protect allergic children in Alberta Schools


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