About the Chapter

Mission Statement

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

Volunteer Executives


Joni Brinder – vicepresident@torontoceliac.org

Vice President 

Haley Frydrych – torontoceliac@gmail.com 


Pushpa Kumar  – treasurer@torontoceliac.org


Heather Suthern


Joni Frydrych -fundraising@torontoceliac.org

Meeting Coordinator

Alanna Weill

Membership/Web notices

Joni Brinder

Telephone Committee Chair


Helpline Committee Chair

Emily Fox

Help Line/Peer Counseling Committee Chair

Emily Fox/Anne Dunn

R.O.C.K. (Raising our Celiac Kids)

Janet Smith

Newsletter Editor

Christine Hepburn –  info@toronto celiac.org

Newsletter Advertising

Haley Frydrych- torontoceliac@gmail.com

Newsletter Mailings

Doreen MacDonald

Food Research Committee

Christine Hepburn –  info@toronto celiac.org

Child Services Co-ordinator

Joni Brinder- childservices@torontoceliac.org


Emily Fox

Web Management

Jory Clements / Haley Frydrych

Local Volunteers

Chapter Satellites

To get in touch with the chapter satellite volunteers, please leave a message at 416 781 9140.

Durham Region Satellite


Simcoe County/Aurora Satellite

Carol Coelho
Linda Mangolt

Halton-Peel Chapter

This satellite group includes Mississauga, Oakville, Milton and Burlington . Brampton now has a support group serving Brampton, Georgetown, Caledon and Orangeville.

Contacts: Please call  Tel: 905-813-8696, E-mail: info@glutenfreehp.ca or check out the website: www.glutenfreehp.com if you have any questions.

Upper York Region Satellite


Support Groups

R.O.C.K. – Raising Our Celiac Kids

Contact this parent support group through Janet Smith (parentsupport@torontoceliac.org)


Nutrition Advisors

Alexandra Anca

Toronto GI Clinic

Medical Advisor – Adult G.I.

Dr. Iain Murray

205 -8312 Mc Cowan Rd.

Markham ON L3P 8E1

905 947 8592

Medical Advisor – Pediatric G.I.

Dr. Peggy Marcon

Hospital for Sick Children

Medical Advisor – Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Dr. Paul Adam