The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life.
Celiac Disease is a medical condition in which the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged by a substance called gluten. This results in an inability of the body to absorb nutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for good health. The Canadian Celiac Association's web site provides a full description of Celiac Disease as well as symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and related diseases and conditions.
The Moncton Chapter is one of several chapters of the Canadian Celiac Association. This chapter was formed in 1990 with just 20 members. As a member of the Canadian Celiac Association, you are also a member of the Moncton Celiac Chapter. Local Meetings are generally held four times a year in September, November, March, and May. By attending these meetings, you will be able to surround yourself with others who have been inflicted with this disease and learn from their experiences and challenges they have in dealing with it. Guest speakers and fun activities play important roles at our meetings