The Organizations

Shine a Light on Celiac Disease is a joint celiac awareness campaign among the following organizations:

Beyond Celiac – Beyond Celiac is the leading catalyst for a celiac disease cure in the United States, serving as a patient advocacy and research-driven organization working to drive diagnosis and accelerate the discovery of new treatments. By engaging with the top scientists in the field, making the right investments in research and supporting the broad community of those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, Beyond Celiac envisions a world in which we can eat without fear and live our lives to the fullest—a world Beyond Celiac. 

Canadian Celiac Association – The CCA is the trustworthy voice for all Canadians living with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and gluten-related disorders. We build networks that foster research and education – to help people regain power over their illness. We envision every Canadian with celiac disease diagnosed and empowered.

Celiac Disease Foundation – The Celiac Disease Foundation is the USA’s leading patient organization for celiac disease. Since its founding in 1990, the Celiac Disease Foundation continues to champion many battles: federal recognition of celiac disease and labeling standards for gluten-free foods, improved diagnostic tools, widespread patient and provider education, and the need for better treatments and a cure.

Coeliac Australia – The leading Australian registered charity offers membership, support and credible information services for Australians with coeliac disease and related conditions requiring a gluten-free diet.

Coeliac UK – Coeliac UK is an independent charity with expertise in coeliac disease and the gluten free diet. They fund critical research into coeliac disease, provide trustworthy advice and support to our members, and fight for better availability of gluten-free food. 

Coeliaque Québec – Founded in 1983, Coeliaque Québec works with researchers to advance knowledge of celiac disease and its treatment, the gluten-free diet, and then provides the latest research to the gluten-free community. In addition, Coeliaque Québec works with various government and food sector authorities to improve the lives of those with celiac disease.

Gluten Intolerance Group – For over 45 years, the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) has been a leading resource for the gluten-free community. GIG empowers the gluten-free community through consumer support, advocacy, and education.

Hellenic Coeliac Society – Founded in 1987, the Hellenic Celiac Society aims to increase awareness and diagnosis rates in in Greece. This May During May they’re running an awareness campaign with Facebook Profile Frames and sharing information about celiac disease every day. They’ll also have a webinar about celiac disease on May 16th to share new celiac disease information with their audience.

Movimento Celíacos do Brasil –Movimento Celíacos do Brasil é o um movimento da sociedade celíaca do Brasil em luta por mais igualdade de condições para a população celíaca do Brasil. Trabalhamos para aprovar leis e conscientizar a sociedade sobre a doença. Precisamos de um mundo onde todos os celíacos tenham as mesmas condições de alimentação e saúde que o restante da população.

English translation: Celiac Movement of Brazil fights for more equality of conditions for the celiac population of Brazil. We work to pass laws and make society aware of the disease. We need a world where all celiacs have the same food and health conditions as the rest of the population.

National Celiac Association – The NCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and advocating for individuals with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivities, their families, and communities throughout the nation. NCA provides crucial resources such as regular educational webinars, support networks throughout the nation, 1:1 phone and email support, a gluten-free food assistance program, top notch publications such as Gluten-Free Nation and NCA News, and much more. Until there’s a cure…there’s NCA.

Slovenian Coeliac Society – The premier organization for coeliac disease resources in Slovenia. The Slovenian Coeliac Society was established to unite patients in Slovenia so they can exchange experiences in coeliac disease management, mutual assistance, professional assistance, and protection of their health. As the main patient organization in Slovenia, they carry out health education activities to maintain and strengthen the health of patients with celiac disease. They create opportunities for the best possible quality of life for patients with celiac disease.

If you’re a celiac disease organization that would like to be included, please contact Claire at

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