In 1983, the Health League of Canada conducted a national needs assessment around eating disorders. This action was begun by a group of concerned health-care providers. Based on the needs that they found, the Health League funded the establishment of NEDIC, which opened in 1985 to focus on eating disorders and how women's health choices are affected by society and culture. The Health League funded the Centre until 1987, when they disbanded. The Toronto General Hospital then gave NEDIC space, and NEDIC asked for support from the Ontario Ministry of Health. In 1993, Ministry consultants recommended that this funding become permanent. At the same time, NEDIC was formally incorporated into the Eating Disorder Program of the Toronto Hospital.