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Upcoming Events & Activities

Join us as we #shinealightonceliac disease with lots of fun events and activities. All times shown in Eastern Daylight Savings time. 

Don’t forget to check out our affiliated Chapters websites for events in your local community.


Growing Up Celiac Contest

The CCA is proud to partner with Kinnikinnick for its 30th anniversary to bring you a fun-filled back to school contest! A winner will be announced every day for 30 days. Prize packs include six Kinnikinnick products, the CCA’s Growing Up Celiac workbook, a YumBox lunchbox, Celiac Kid Stuff stickers and wristbands, Oliver’s Labels “Gluten Free” Round labels, and more! This is one you don’t want to miss.

August 25 – September 22, 2021

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Gluten Free 101: Getting started on the gluten free diet

This free webinar has been developed for newly diagnosed Canadians with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity who want to build their confidence in managing their own disease or that of a family member or friend.

It’s an interactive session so bring your questions!

September 26, 2021 4:00 PM ET

*This webinar is sponsored by Queen St. Bakery

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Scotiabank Charity Challenge Run

Scotiabank Charity Challenge Registration is Now Open! Walk or run the Scotiabank Charity Challenge with us this October to help every Canadian with celiac disease get diagnosed and empowered. You can walk or run a virtual marathon, half marathon, 10 or 5 km  – or do the “Whole Shebang” (every race length) over the course of the entire month. There’s even a 1km run for kids under 12. Register to support the CCA by August 15 for a chance to win early bird prizes!

October 1-31, 2021

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Collaborative Webinar with Diabetes Canada

Did you know that the link between type 1 diabetes mellitus and celiac disease was first established in the 1960s? The estimated prevalence of celiac disease in patients with type 1 diabetes is approximately 6%, and about 1% in the general population.  Due to the significantly higher prevalence of celiac disease in diabetes patients, many doctors recommend getting screened for celiac disease after a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, as well as celiac disease patients getting screened for type 1 diabetes. To learn more join us for this very informative event.

October 28, 2021 2:00pm ET

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National Conference

The CCA Fall Conference 2021 is the national conference where Canadians with celiac disease and gluten related disorders, health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, food manufacturers and distributors, come together to strengthen efforts to improve celiac disease management and quality of life, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for celiac disease issues and policies grounded in research. Registration is Now Open!

November 13-14, 2021

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Help @Home Webinars – Watch our past webinars on YouTube

We often record our webinars so you can watch again or check out for the first time.  Click here to check them out.

Must-Watch Favorites:

  1. Shared Kitchen Tour: Join our new dietitian, Nicole Byrom, as she takes us on a tour of her shared gluten-free kitchen and shows tips and tricks for sharing your kitchen safely when gluten free. Sponsored by Glutino.

2. Nutrition Tips for People Living with Celiac Disease Long Term: CCA partnered with Ryerson University’s Masters of Nutrition Program to offer a webinar on potential nutrition deficiencies of people living with celiac disease long term and how they can boost their health. The webinar features 4 Ryerson dietetic interns.


3. Celiac Disease – Urdu Language Webinar

Please join Dr. Moshin Rashid and dietitian Guari Bawa for an educational evening presented in the Urdu language. This webinar covers the symptoms and diagnosis of celiac disease, as well as tips for following a gluten-free diet. In addition, we were joined by Saima Hassan of Breadables. Saima tells us about her product and teaches us how to make delicious gluten-free roti. Sponsored by with support from Takeda.

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