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Oats Statement

Canadian Celiac Association Professional Advisory Council position statement on consumption of oats by individuals with celiac disease The safety of oats in individuals with celiac disease has been extensively investigated. Health Canada has reviewed the clinical evidence from numerous international studies and has concluded that the consumption of oats, uncontaminated with gluten from wheat, rye […]

Enhancing access to Canadian sources of gluten-free grains and testing protocols

CCA releases results from Agri-food Growing Forward 2 funded study February 4, 2019 – Mississauga, ON. A gluten-free diet is central to the management of celiac disease. During the processes of growth, harvest, and manufacturing, non-gluten containing grains (NGCG) may become contaminated with gluten containing grains. Accurate testing for gluten is a critical tool to […]

Peer Reviewed Articles

Research publications by Professional Advisory Council, Canadian Celiac Association (2003-2017) Duerksen D, Pinto-Sanchez MI, Anca A, Schnetzler J, Case S, Zelin J, Smallwood A, Turner J, Verdu E, Butzner D, Rashid M. Management of Bone Health in Patients with Celiac Disease: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. Canadian Family Physician 2018 Jun;64(6):433:438 Pulido O, Zarkadas M, […]

Gluten-free claim to be removed from General Mills Cheerios sold in Canada

For immediate release: Gluten-free claim to be removed from General Mills Cheerios sold in Canada   The CCA retracts its statement of October 20, 2017 and replaces it with this statement due to errors in the original statement. October 26, 2017 (Mississauga, ON) The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) has learned that the words “gluten-free” will be […]

Cheerios Statement

Notice about GF Cheerios General Mills Canada announced last week that five Cheerios flavours sold in Canada will carry a glutenfree claim. Original Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Multi-Grain Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios and Chocolate Cheerios will be rolled out across the country in August. The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) held a conference call with representatives of […]

Newly Diagnosed

Getting Started on the Gluten Free Diet A celiac disease diagnosis changes your life. This section is intended to help you navigate to helpful resources to guide you on your way. This is a brief introduction to the gluten-free diet (GFD) to help you get started on your journey to better health. See a registered […]

News Releases

CCA responds to proposed amendments to Canada’s vodka standards CCA’s Response to Proposed Changes to Vodka Standard. -March 14, 2019 Notice of Annual General Meeting Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019  Start: 8:30 AM Location: Holiday Inn Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin St. Toronto, ON. Persons who wish to attend the AGM other than voting chapter members,  directors, […]

Our Impact

Accomplishments From its beginning as the Canadian Celiac Sprue Association of Waterloo region, the CCA has had a major impact on improving the lives of people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities in every possible way. As an organization, the CCA has been able to interact with individuals, medical professionals, medical researchers, food manufacturers and […]

Gluten Free Shop

Gluten Free Shop Order directly from the CCA using the downloadable PDF form below. Please note: we are currently updating our inventory and materials. Some materials may no longer be available. Please call before ordering online. Books/Booklets Gluten Alert Restaurant Cards A card to alert food establishments that the person they are serving has celiac […]

Dining Out

Starting the Conversation on Celiac-Friendly Dining Thank you to Ellen Bayens of the CCA Victoria chapter and for permission to use this document. More and more restaurants are offering “gluten free” menu items, but providing a safe gluten-free dining experience requires the combined efforts of the kitchen and serving staff. Some restaurants have developed extensive policies […]

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