Celebrating Celiac Awareness Day May 16th 2018 in Montreal with tweets to create a shining crisscross of stars. Thanks to all who participated.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (514) 893-9856
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has made an announcement that the words "gluten-free" will be removed from all Cheerios packages sold in Canada by January 1, 2018. Please click here to read more.
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,
The story behind Cannelle Boulangerie AKA Spiffy Bakeshop - one of Canada's pioneers in gluten-free baking!
Decadent, delicious, gluten-free Doughnuts made in Montreal by Chef Nathalie Kaspy-Shtern, aka “Chef Nat"
The story behind Le Point Sans G. A 100% Gluten-Free food truck!
A taste of the new Gluten-Free bakery/coffee shop on Notre-Dame West in St-Henri, Montreal.
Take a tour behind the scenes at Oggi foods. Gluten-Free, peanut free, kosher and organic frozen pastas and pizzas made in Montreal.
Learn about the story behind Louise Sans Gluten - a one-stop shop for all things Gluten-Free!
In Episode 1 of Seriously Gluten-Free, join Aalia Adams as she unveils the story behind one of the leading allergy-friendly restaurant chains in Montreal. Find out how seriously Ottavio takes Gluten-Free.
We have just published the latest updates 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. These are minor updates, with a small number of changes to each guide since our previous editions from October 1st, 2016.
To get these guides, go to the Restaurants page.
Whether you are travelling in one of the regions of Quebec, or simply want to go out to dinner for the evening, it can be a challenge to find a place where gluten-free dishes are available. These guides should be considered a first-step in helping you find a place where you can dine without worry. These guides do not replace the vigilance that any person who must dine gluten-free must have in order to dine safely.
Montreal and Area Guide updates
- Saint-Constant location of Amir
- L'Imprévu in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,
- Café Espace Passerelle in VIllery/Saint-Michel/Parc-Extension
- Tamalera in Plateau Mont-Royal
- Fusion d'Asie in Laval (closed)
- Le Riverain in Ormstown (closed)
- McGill college location of Resto Végo in downtown Montreal (closed)
- Casa Grecque in Lasalle
Quebec (except Montreal and Area) Guide updates:
- Bistro Bistro Évolution et traiteur in Lévis
- Zone Express Santé in Blainville