About Us

The goal of the Canadian Celiac Association Moncton Chapter is to promote gluten awareness.

The Board Members :

Jo-Anne Wilson

President
Sheila Parker Vice-President
Betty Evers Treasurer/Advertising
Judy Burgess Membership Coordinator/Peer Counselling
Doris Richard Telephone Committee Chair
Judy Carlisle Secretary
Doris Richard Hearts and Flowers
Janice Worth Member at Large
Brenda Myers

Newsletter Editor

Dave Saunders

Member at Large

Mission & Vision

Mission:

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.

Vision for the Future:

The gluten problem: Found. Treated. Cured.

from Celiac News, August 2011

New CCA Vison and Mission Adopted

by Janet Dalziel

If you’ve been around the CCA for a few years, you are likely familiar with our mission statement that said we offered service and support to persons with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research. It was a fine mission statement but it was also a bit limiting in terms of what we are now learning about celiac disease and other conditions that also require a gluten-free diet for treatment. Research has shown that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real, not imaginary, and that symptoms resolve once gluten is eliminated from the diet. Though the experts are not sure exactly what it is, they know it is different from full-fledged celiac disease.

Without losing our focus on improving the lives of people with CD and DH, we wanted to include everyone who needs the CCA’s information and support, no matter what the diagnosis (or lack thereof) might be. We are the experts in navigating the grocery aisles and restaurants, in setting up one’s own kitchen, in communicating to caregivers and we have a lot to offer those whose condition might be different but whose needs are closely aligned with those of celiacs. We want them to feel welcome in joining the CCA and benefiting from what we do best.

And so, our new mission statement, adopted at the 2011 Annual General Meeting in Ottawa is:

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.

In addition, we realized that, as an organization, we were lacking a vision to aspire to for the future. In other words, what would the world be like if we were completely and totally successful in our mission? If we solved every diagnosis problem and solved every treatment problem, what could we say? Since a vision statement needs to be inspirational and motivational, for all our volunteers and members, as well as concise and memorable, what should it communicate?

And so, our new vision statement, approved at the same AGM, is:

The gluten problem: Found. Treated. Cured.

We hope you like these two important, foundational statements that describe exactly who we are and what we do.

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