Beatrice Povolo

Beatrice Povolo

Director of Food Allergy Canada

Beatrice is responsible for the overall development and management of key strategic programs offered by Food Allergy Canada. These programs include the corporate sponsor program, consumer advocacy initiatives, and media relations. She has been the project lead on many allergy-related issues within the community such as food labelling, airline travel, foodservice training and post-secondary allergen management.  Beatrice joined Food Allergy Canada in 2007. Prior to this position, she was the Director of Marketing and Product Development with Manulife Financial in Toronto. She also held various managerial positions over a 10-year period in the financial sector with TD Canada Trust. Beatrice first started as a volunteer with Food Allergy Canada in 2005, as the Chair of the Toronto Anaphylaxis Education Group when her son was diagnosed with a peanut allergy and as such understands the issues facing both those individuals at risk as well as the overall allergy community. Beatrice graduated from the University of Toronto, with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics.