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The Canadian Celiac Association British Columbia is a registered charity that supports people who are affected by celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten-related conditions.

Celiac Disease (CD) is a genetic, multi-system, autoimmune disorder where the body reacts to gluten and other prolamines in wheat (e.g. durum, kamut, spelt), rye and barley. Gluten consumption causes damage to the absorptive surface of the small intestine and can result in malnutrition, anemia, nutritional deficiencies and an increased risk of other autoimmune diseases and some cancers of the gut.

Our four priorities are:  Promote Evidence Based Solutions; Strengthen Standards; Increase Awareness and Education; and Ensure Financial Sustainability.

Funding interests

Award types

Convening & Collaborating, Reach


Research Interests

Funding is offered by the Canadian Celiac Association British Columbia for research projects of a scientific, applied science, and/or medical nature relevant to celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and/or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or the socio-economic implications of delayed diagnosis and/or living with these conditions.

  • celiac disease, gluten, gluten-free diet, enteropathy, villous atrophy, celiac sprue, dermatitis herpetiformis, villi, transglutaminase 2/TG2
  • malabsorption, failure to thrive, leaky gut, duodenal lesions, intraepithelial lymphocytosis, ataxia
  • diarrhea, constipation, anemia, microbiome, inflammatory response, intestinal permeability, lymphocyte blocking
  • psychological impact of a pediatric celiac diagnosis or diagnosis of celiac disease
  • correlation between the mental burden of a diagnosis of celiac disease with strict adherence to a gluten-free diet
  • is strict adherence to a gluten-free diet sufficient for those diagnosed with celiac disease?
  • ongoing symptoms after a diagnosis of celiac disease – what is really going on?
  • casein sensitivity and celiac disease
  • fiber and a gluten-free diet
  • adequate mineral intake without fortified foods on a gluten-free diet
  • stem cell therapy and auto-immune disease