Celiac Awareness Month Activities for 2018

Here is a link to the CCA's web page where the CCA's 2018 Celiac Awareness Events are listed:


There is a free pubic GF#101 webinar on May 23rd and you will find a link to register for the limited number participants

In Montreal, Quebec, we are hoping to have the Olympic Stadium Tower lit up green for us, sometime towards the end of May. Meanwhile, on May 16th - Celiac Awareness Day - the Jacques Cartier Bridge will already be illumined in green at sundown. If enough of us click on the hashtag #illuminationsMtl on the web site:


we can get a star illumined for us on the Jacques Cartier Bridge. The star will not say what it is for, but it will signal that the day is meaningful and we van let the media know about it. Click on Community + Heritage and then scroll down to Illuminations and then scroll down that page. Here are the directions received from the bridge personnel:

Every new tweet sent with the hashtag


is sent to the bridge’s illumination system. The tweet is then transformed into a moving light in the colour of the day. If the tweet is favored, the moving light expands. If it is retweeted, it accelerates. Otherwise, the moving light disappears after a few moments.

At sunset on May 16th, please be ready to click #illuminations MTL on the web site


However our #s have to be favoured #s for that evening, so the more of us #illuminationsMTL the more chance we have to make a lasting star.

Food Recall Warning (Gluten) - Dhawaka brand Choco Kids "Chocolat en poudre"

A recall has been added to the CFIA's Food Recall Report due to undeclared gluten in the Dhawaka brand product Choco Kids "Chocolat en poudre".

Product details are available here.


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issues public advisories and email notifications for food recalls for all high-risk food recalls (mainly Class I) when the product is available for sale or could be in consumers’ homes.  

All other recalls (Class II and III), and food products that are sold exclusively to restaurants, are posted on the CFIA’s Food Recall Report. Email notifications are also available for all allergen recalls. 

To sign up for food recall notifications, click here.

Food and consumer product recalls are also available at www.healthycanadians.gc.ca.

A Canadian Celiac Podcast - Mark Johnson & the CCA Conference

The deadline to register for the Ottawa Conference to take advantage of the early bird $50 discount is fast approaching on March 31st.  These conference itself takes place on June 9th and the podcast explains what you can expect.  

This year the venue is much closer to us in Ottawa and we hope that many Quebec members will take advantage to attend.  


Items for sale

Available from the Quebec Chapter while supplies last

Practical Guide to Gluten-Related Disorders and the Gluten-Free Diet for residential care (It comes with a copy of the CCA Pocket Dictionary)

  • $12.00 (plus shipping) for members, $15.00 (plus shipping) for non-members*

On Sale for a Limited Time Only

CCA Pocket Dictionary - Acceptability of Food and Food Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Diet

  • $6.00 (plus shipping), available through the Quebec Chapter*

Gluten-Free - The Definitive Resource Guide by Shelley Case, Dietitian 

  • $25.00 (plus shipping), on sale while copies last*

*To order, please contact the Quebec chapter:   info@celiacquebec.ca or (514) 893-9856


Holiday Restaurant Meal

Please join us for a holiday restaurant Meal for the CCA Quebec Chapter at Ottavio's on Tuesday, December 5th @ 6pm. Please call, or email  if you want to join us by December 1st  at:  info@celiacquebec.ca  It is a BYOB restaurant and about 5 minutes walk from the Côte Vertu Métro station.


Community Night

Please join us for Community Night on Wednesday, November 29th at the Saint Lambert International High School from 5-7PM

The CCA Quebec Chapter will have a booth and a Peer Counselor on hand to answer your questions.  We will also have some copies of dietitian Shelley Case's most recent edition of The Gluten-Free Diet : A resource guide, at the reduced price of $25 (no tax) and  the CCA Pocket Dictionary at the reduced price of $8 (no tax.)  A low cost meal ($2) will be served and there will be a safe gluten-free option of a vegetarian chili.  


675 Greene Avenue

Saint Lambert

J4P 1V9


Development of a GF Food Guide for Children

Dr. Mager PhD, RD and colleagues at the University of Alberta are currently conducting a web-based survey eliciting feedback regarding the development of a Gluten Free Food Guide for Children. The purpose of this internet survey is to elicit feedback from individuals living with children with Celiac Disease or have Celiac Disease themselves to help inform guide content.  All responses are confidential and survey participation is voluntary, please click here to complete the survey,

Seriously Gluten-Free - Episode 3

Take a tour behind the scenes at Oggi foods. Gluten-Free, peanut free, kosher and organic frozen pastas and pizzas made in Montreal.