Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something that your child is allergic to, such as nuts or bee stings.

HCDSB Anaphylaxis Protocol

HCDSB’s Anaphylaxis Protocol​​ outlines the procedures to follow if a child is diagnosed by a physician with anaphylaxis.

The HCDSB Anaphylaxis Protocol contains:

  • A comprehensive plan to educate and raise awareness on life threatening allergies;
  • Proactive measures to reduce the risk of exposure to foods and items that can potentially cause an anaphylactic reaction;
  • Regular training for staff on how to monitor and prevent a life-threatening, anaphylactic reaction;
  • Guidelines to develop and maintain an individual plan (Anaphylaxis Student Plan of Care) for each child who has an anaphylactic allergy, and requirements for each school to record and maintain a file for each child. 

Parent Information Package​

The Anaphylaxis Parent Information Package​​​ provides parents with information on the commitment to your child’s health at the school level, and the shared responsibility of the Board, school staff, and your family to meet the health needs of your child. Parents are asked to read the package carefully for more information and to follow up with your child’s school to complete all necessary documents and treatment forms.

Strategies for Allergens that Cause Anaphylaxis

The Avoidance Strategies for Allergens that Cause Anaphylaxis contains sample strategies for school administrators to consider when preparing the Anaphylaxis Student Plan of Care, in consultation with parents and guardians.