Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend the Quebec Chapter AGM to be held on Saturday, April 22 at 2pm. This will be followed by our Annual Member Baking Contest and a talk from dietitian Alana Battiston on Strategies for Strengthening the Immune System. Please see event details below.

CCA 2017 Survey

The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for all Canadians who cannot eat gluten.  The CCA has launched a national survey to better understand what gluten-free Canadians want from the CCA and how they feel about the programs and services.  

We appreciate you taking a few minutes to share your opinions with us. It should take no more than 10-12 minutes. The results will only be looked at in groups - your answers will never be linked to you personally. Tell us what you think!

Click here to complete the survey.

Online Strength Training Seminar

For our older members many of whom are prone to osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Canada has organized an online Strength Training Seminar.  Here are details and the link to register:

In partnership with the Fall Prevention of Community of Practice, Osteoporosis Canada presents:
Part 1: Importance of Exercise, Strength Training, Balance and Posture Training for Fall Prevention
Date: December 9, 2016 | Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm| TSM#: 61078973
Presenter: Lora Giangregorio, PhD
Associate Professor – Department of Kinesiology
University of Waterloo
To register for this event, please visit:


Holiday Food Drive/Guignolée for needy GF individuals and families

We all know the extra costs involved in eating gluten-free.  If you are on a low income allowance or Welfare, those extra costs mean your diet is very restricted.  This is especially difficult at Christmastime.

If you can, please consider supporting the GF Holiday Food Drive/Guignolée being initiated by Louise Sans Gluten.

Saturday, December 10th from 9 am to 5 pm 

Louise Sans Gluten
475 Dumont Avenue, Suite 109
Dorval, QC, H9S 5W2
(514) 631 3434



We are invited to join the members of the Celiac Disease Gluten Free Quebec Facebook Group, organized by Mario Caluori, for a GF Italian meal at La Casa Pescara. 

Please call (514) 892 9856 or email to reserve a spot for this meal by midnight on Sunday November 20th. The cost will be $20-30 per person, depending on what you order.

When and Where?

Saturday, November 26, 2016
5:30pm 10:00pm

La Casa Pescara
6752 Rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC, H1N 1C9

Note that the Celiac Disease Gluten Free Quebec Facebook group is not affiliated with the Canadian Celiac Association - Quebec Chapter.

Bake Night

Holidays without gluten, no problem!

The holiday season is approaching. You are worried about missing out? A guest is gluten sensitive? Come learn how to easily adapt recipes to please everyone. On behalf of the Quebec Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association, you are invited to attend a basic bilingual information session on gluten and an informative preparation demonstration of typical recipes such as turkey gravy, maple tarts, shortbread cookies and an apple cranberry crisp. Recipes will be provided.

When & Where?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Provigo, Vaudreuil-Dorion
501 Avenue Saint-Charles
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
J7V 8V9 Canada

Cost: $30.

To sign up, please call: 450-455-6161 (ask for Veronique Bergeron)

Montérégie Health Promotion Fair

The 3rd Annual Monteregie Health Promotion Fair will be held on October 29, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brossard Socioculture Centre, 7905 San Francisco in Brossard.

All members are encouraged to visit our booth to support us. The Health Minister Dr Gaetan Barrette will be there.

In addition our President will be giving a talk on Gluten-Related Disorders and the Gluten-Free Diet fro 11am to 12 noon.

The Canadian Celiac Association will be participating in the Specialty Food Expo

This fun, tasty and informative event is the perfect place to visit for community members living with special dietary needs and food allergies.

During these two days you can come and discover, sample and save on hundreds of products while learning from leading experts in: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Diabetic Friendly and low FODMAP diets.

The event will take place at Place Bonaventure, 800 de La Gauchetière West, Montreal On Friday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entry free: By donation (cash or non-perishable food item) to either The Quebec Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association, the Fondation Québecoise de la maladie coeliaque or Moisson Montreal. Which charity your donation goes to and the amount of the donation is your choice. Every dollar helps!
Come learn, discover, sample and save on products while making a position difference in your community!

Drop by our booth (number 217) to say hello!

For more information visit: 

Update to our Restaurant Guides

We have just published our latest update to our Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurant First-Step Guides.  There are two guides - one for Montreal, Laval, and the Montérégie, and one for the other regions in the province.  This is a minor update, with a small number of restaurants added to each guide.

Tp get these guides, go to the Restaurants page.

The Specialty Food Expo Visits Montreal on their Tour

The Canadian Specialty Food Expo will be visiting Montreal this upcoming September 23-24, 2016! With research showing that 1 in 6 Canadians are gluten intolerant the need for resources for the community is growing. 

Brought to you by GF Events Ltd., Canada’s largest gluten free, and specialty food events producer, this fun, tasty, and informative event the perfect place to visit for community members living with special dietary needs and food allergies. Discover, sample, and save on hundreds of products while learning from leading experts in: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Diabetic Friendly, and low FODMAP diets.

To ensure everyone is taken care of, the Specialty Food Expo is divided into 3 exciting areas:

  • Features Gluten Free products carefully selected to meet gluten free safety regulations in addition to other dietary needs. 
  • Features non-Gluten Free products that are Dairy Free, Soy Free, Diabetic Approved, and / or Low FODMAP
  • Visit the stage for live demonstrations and educational sessions for local experts.



  • Place Bonaventure, 800, de La Gauchetière Ouest, Montréal


  • September 23: 11:00 – 7:00
  • September 24: 9:00 – 5:00


  • Entrance is by donation (non-perishable food item, or cash) to either Moisson Montréal, the Québec Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association, or the Fondation Québécoise de la maladie coeliaque. Which charity your donation goes to, and amount of the donation is your choice when attending this fun community event.  Even a dollar can help.  Learn, discover, sample, and save on products while making a positive difference in your community.

For a full list of speakers, topics, and session descriptions, please visit:

Professionals consist of: 

  • Janice Cohen, Registered Dietitian
  • Judy Campbell, Registered Dietitian
  • Valérie Marcil, Assistant Research Professor of Nutrition at the University of Montreal

CCA News Release

Canadian Celiac Association standardizes post-diagnosis follow-up for Canadians with celiac disease

Following several months of research, discussions and consultations, the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) is celebrating 2016 Celiac Disease Awareness Month with the unveiling of a detailed algorithm to be distributed to all family doctors across Canada. With awareness and understanding of celiac disease varying greatly within the medical community, the result until now has been a hodgepodge of treatment and follow-up plans that leads to confusion and, in many cases, continued illness and suffering.

The new best practices algorithm, developed by the CCA’s Professional Advisory Council, aims to bridge this gap by clearly outlining the diagnosis and follow-up regimen for a Canadian with celiac disease.

"We hear it all too often," says Anne Wraggett, president of the CCA. "Some doctors give the patient their diagnosis and simply send them on their way. Others recognize the need to monitor vitamin and mineral absorption levels, watch out for bone density problems, and be aware of the connection between celiac disease and other serious disorders such as type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease."

"This is all about creating a standardized regimen, based as much as possible on evidence-based medicine," adds Sue Newell, operations manager for the CCA. “We hope that this will lead to a consistent approach among all medical doctors, naturopathic doctors, gastroenterologists and other medical professionals. We need everyone 'singing from the same songbook' on this, so those diagnosed with celiac disease get the support
they need."

Medical professionals, patients and others can easily download the best practices algorithm from the CCA website ( Our popular website receives millions of hits each year and contains up-to- date scientific information and details of the CCA’s programs to support all Canadians with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for the roughly two million Canadians who are adversely affected by gluten, and we are dedicated to improving diagnosis rates and quality of life.

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For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact the CCA at 1-800-363-7296 or

Media contacts

Sue Newell, Operations Manager – 1-800-363-7296 /

Anne Wraggett, President – 1-800-363-7296

Website of the CCA:

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Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged by gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. As a result, the body is unable to absorb nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for good health. An estimated 1% of Canadians are affected by celiac disease, and an estimated additional 5% of Canadians suffer from non-celiac gluten sensitivity, which is an intolerance rather than anautoimmune disease but nevertheless requires a gluten-free diet.

Symptoms of celiac disease can include gastrointestinal distress, migraines, fatigue, extremely itchy skin rashes and more, or there may be no overt symptoms at all. For celiacs to continue to ingest gluten puts them at risk of serious associated medical conditions – such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, infertility and malnutrition.

Major Update to our Restaurant Guides

We have just published our latest major update to our Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurant First-Step Guides!  There are two guides - one for Montreal, Laval, and the Montérégie, and one for the other regions in the province.  We have come across quite a number of new restaurants which have gluten-free options.  Also, a few have moved, and a few in our previous revisions have closed.

Tp get these guides, go to the Restaurants page.

Canadian Celiac Association 2016 National Conference

The Canadian Celiac Association 2016 National Conference will be held this year in St. John’s, Newfoundland from June 24th to 27th.  This is always such an informative and worthwhile event. All members are welcome to attend!  To register, go to our National website.  This year your chapter will be represented by Margaret Duthie as President and by Judy Campbell, dietitian and member of our Chapter Professional Advisory Council.