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Step Up 4 Celiac

In 2013 I was diagnosed with celiac disease after many years of neurological symptoms. Upon diagnosis my entire world felt like it turned upside down. I had to re-learn how to cook, eat, socialize and so much more. 

The Canadian Celiac Association has been with me every step of the way, helping me lead a normal life and be a strong momma. They make sure Canadian foods are safely labelled, keep me up-to-date on the latest research for treatments and towards a cure, help me navigate tricky social situations and so much more. With their help I've been successful in keeping this disease under control and having a great quality of life.
I'll be running a 5k to support the gluten free community!


1 in 100 Canadians lives with the burden and potential suffering that comes with celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder that requires them to monitor and manage every morsel of food they consume. Unfortunately, up to 85% of those Canadians are exposed to potentially life-altering long-term health implications if not diagnosed.

Since 1973, the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) exists to help every Canadian with celiac disease get diagnosed and empowered.

  • Research: We are Canada's largest national charitable funder of celiac disease and gluten disorder research
  • Education: We provide access to free evidence-based education to help Canadians confirm their diagnosis and support their journey to live longer, healthier lives.
  • Support services: From the moment someone is diagnosed, CCA provides one-one-one to group supports along with local mentorship to help someone manage their life-long journey.
  • Celiac information: Backed by our world class Professional Advisory Council, we are a leading source of evidence-based resources on all things celiac and gluten free.
  • Advocacy: We advocate for patients to increase access to safe, gluten-free food, medication and timely diagnosis.

The CCA is a volunteer-based, federally registered charitable organization with its national office in Mississauga, Ontario. CCA serves people with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders through affiliated chapters across Canada. The CCA is here to help people with celiac disease and gluten disorders to regain power over every aspect of their lives. With increased research incentives powered by our donors, community networking, and mutual supporters, we are regaining power over our disease, our bodies, and our lives. Your support provides advocacy, education, and resources to those with celiac disease and gluten disorders.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Feb 17 Anonymous $54.63