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Celiac Month Events & Activities

May is Celiac Awareness Month – #GoBeyondTheGut

 

Join us throughout the month of May to learn more about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

Special Promotions for Celiac Month from our Gluten Free Food Program (GFFP) Partners

Learn more about the GFFP here.

The following events are free to the public but we do ask for a small donation to help us continue offering accurate information and support for Canadians suffering from gluten intolerance.

May 1 –   House of Commons Members of Parliament – Celiac green ribbon day

 

May 5 –  Gluten-Free 101: Getting Started on the Gluten-Free Diet webinar

Are you newly diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance? Join us for the first or two webinars to help you navigate the gluten-free diet. The diet can be overwhelming. Reading and understanding labels can be confusing. Join Mark Johnson for a one hour session to help get you started on your journey.  Click here to learn more and register

May 10 – Schar Facebook Live Day

Join our CCA experts and friends at Schar on our CCA Facebook page (public) throughout the day talking about some of the atypical signs of celiac disease and how to recognize symptoms. We’ll also be helping people who are newly diagnosed with some tips from CCA experts. Note: Schedule and topics subject to change without notice.

Participants

Time (Eastern) Topic
Melissa Secord

9 am

What to expect today on CCA’s Facebook Page
Alexandra Lazar 10 am Kick off by Schar Canada (Partner feature)
Sarah Makepeace 11 am Newly diagnosed: 3 top tips to get your started on your journey
Natalie Wilkinson, RD 12 noon Anemia: Celiac disease red flag!
Natalie Wilkinson, RD 2 pm Boosting your calcium!
Lynda Neilson 3 pm My celiac journey with neurological symptoms
Alexandra Lazar/Carmine Luongo 4 pm Schar Product Feature
Adrianna Smallwood, RD 5:30pm Reproductive problems and undiagnosed celiac disease
Lynda Neilson 7pm My first trip dining out: Reducing the fear with five tips
Lynda Neilson 8pm Newly diagnosed: top tips to navigating your first family or social outing
Adrianna Smallwood, RD 9pm Newly diagnosed: 3 top tips to making my kitchen safe
Dr Dominica Gidrewciz, Ped Gastroenterologist 11pm Bone disease & undiagnosed celiac disease: It’s not just a seniors thing!
Dr Dominica Gidrewciz 11:30pm Short in stature? Risk of undiagnosed celiac disease
Dr Dominica Gidrewciz 12 midnight Liver disease and celiac
 

May 14 – CN Tower Lighting

Time:  8:00pm

Location: Front Street across from Union Station

Join CCA staff and volunteers to watch the iconic CN Tower go celiac green in honour of Celiac Awareness Month! Take ‘CN Selfies’! Be sure to tag @tourcntower and @CCAceliac. Can’t be there? Share our social posts! Please note that attendance to this event is at the individual’s own risk. The meeting place is a public place near traffic. Children must be attended by their parent or guardian and responsible for them at all times. CCA is not responsible for lost items or accidental injuries during this time.

May 16​ – Celiac Awareness Day & Giving Day

Our online campaign donation day. To donate, click here.

May 16 –  Children & celiac disease webinar

Join us at 9pm EDT for a free webinar to understand the common and not so common signs of celiac disease in children. Could your child be gluten sensitive or have celiac disease? Once diagnosed, what are some of the first steps your family needs to take to begin their journey to improved quality of life and health. Click here to learn more and register. Limit 100 registrants.

Speakers: Dr. Dominica Gidrewciz, Pediatric Gastroenterologist and CCA Professional Advisory Council Member and Jessica Wu, Registered Dietitian

May 23 – Gluten Free 101: Getting Started on the Gluten Free Diet

Are you newly diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance? Join us for the first or two webinars to help you navigate the gluten-free diet. The diet can be overwhelming. Reading and understanding labels can be confusing. Join BC’s Val Vaartnou for a one hour session to help get you started on your journey. Click here to register.

May 27 – Gluten-Free Garage Food Fair

Join the CCA at the Gluten-Free Garage food exhibit. Click here for event details.   Location: Toronto, Artscape Wychwood Barns

CCA’s Sue Newell will be a featured speaker. Stop by the CCA booth.

May 29 – Poor Bone Health: Could it be celiac? webinar

Last of our free webinars presented by CCA in conjunction with Osteoporosis Society of Canada.

Two times available: 6 – 7 pm and 9 – 10pm EDT.

Featuring Dr Justine Turner, CCA Professional Advisory Council Member and Shelly Hagen, RD, NCMP and Health Educator

Space is limited. Click here to register

Watch for updates on these and other promotions. Schedules and events subject to change.

 

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