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
- IKI Japanese Bistro Vancouver BC; RIZ North Toronto ON; Crystanny’s Brassiere; Canning NS are all offering 10% off for CCA members that show their membership cards (when placing their orders)
- Whisked is offering 30% off on frozen bread (in store only).
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.
|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
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
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.