Hey MolsonGirl...directly from my aunt's reply to my e-mail:
"I'm happy to help you with your celiac friend. I shop at glutenfreepantry.com
as well as glutino.com
. Glutenfree pantry was recently purchased by Glutino but you can still access their sites individually. Glutino is based in Canada! Another very helpful site is the Celiac Sprue Association which I am a member of and extremely informative with many links - their address is www.csaceliacs.org
. There is also celiac.com
. CSA is probably the most reliable for information. Most of these sites should also be able to give you names and addresses of actual stores that carry gluten-free products as well as restaurants that offer gluten-free menus. You can also order a Product Listing book from CSA which is extremely helpful in shopping in a regular grocery store and also includes a listing of ingredients that are appropriate and not appropriate. Also, there is a new labeling regulation here in the States (and possibly Canada as well) that requirs manufacturers to state if there product is gluten free or at the very least contains wheat or if wheat is a by-product of their manufacturing.
Hope this helps. If your friend is a newly diagnosed celiac, tell them it gets less overwhelming as time goes on."
Hope this helps!