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The Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders offers a FREE on-line Support Group service where people can come together in a safe space to support each other and chat.

How much you want to talk is up to you! You can just listen, or you can share your thoughts and feelings as you feel comfortable. The group does not discuss weight, diet, food or behaviours, to keep the environment safe.

About the Support Groups:

  • they offer an innovative vehicle for support.
  • they are not location specific and can be accessed from the comfort of your own home.
  • they are anonymous and confidential.
  • physical preconceptions or comparisons are not permitted.
  • they provide an additional opportunity to take the first step towards help.
  • one to two trained facilitators keep the sessions supportive and safe for everyone.

Anyone living with or affected by an eating disorder is welcome. Sessions are held:
Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 - 12:00 a.m. EST
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 - 12:00 a.m. EST

Sign up for free at For more information, contact the Support Group Coordinators:
Amy Candido
Karen Wall

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British Columbia

Events from the Looking Glass Foundation

Something’s Gotta Give 

It’s been 33 years since musician Karen Carpenter’s death from anorexia put eating disorders on the radar screen of a generation.  In all that time, the story remains the same. While much has been accomplished, little has changed. People are still dying, lives are still being robbed, and the disease is showing up earlier and among more people than ever before.

The Looking Glass Foundation is dedicated to continuing the work we have been doing.  At the same time, we recognize that what we’re doing — what any of us could ever conceivably do on our own — isn’t enough to really get to the other side of eating disorders, to really put this disease behind us.  There’s a culture and context that defines much of what we can do.  The problem of eating disorders is bigger and more complex than we alone – or any organization – could ever hope to solve on its own. The barriers are too many. And while they may be budging a little here and there, they’re not giving way.

That is simply not okay. We, all of us, have to ramp up our effort.

If we’re really going to get to the other side of eating disorders, something’s gotta give … What IS it?

Something’s Gotta Give is about constructive action, compassionate resolve, and the power of humanity to achieve real change. It belongs to all the people out there who get the tragedy of this disease, the urgency of overcoming it.

Join the Something's Gotta Give campaign - see our flyer! 


Events from Kelty Mental Health Centre

Upcoming Pinwheel Education Series Events

The Pinwheel Education Series are a group of free, all inclusive education events open to anyone in BC. The aim is to provide learning opportunities for the public on key mental health and substance use topics, and host a forum where people can engage in dialogue with experts and persons with lived experience.



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Durham Eating Disorders Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals working the 12 steps in a supportive environment. We serve all people in the GTA suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and ED-NOS. Please call (905) 550 8014 or email for more information, or visit is

Meetings are held every Thursday night from 7-8 PM at the Pickering Village United Church in Ajax.


Hope's Garden presents...

Hope's Garden Self-Esteem Group for Teens with Sarah Ashkanase, MA, OACCPP

Location: 478 Waterloo Street, London, ON

Dates: Mondays

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 per session or $20 for 5 sessions if paid in advance

This support group for 14-18 year-olds will focus on positive body image and self-esteem.  Participants will learn tools to improve their relationship with themselves and their self-confidence as they navigate the complex world of high school and teen life.  This group will be helpful not just to teens experiencing disordered eating, but to all teens who want to improve their self-esteem and set themselves up to thrive.  For more information, please visit  

Hope's Garden Family & Friends Support Group with Sharon Zister, MSW, RSW

Location: 478 Waterloo Street, London, ON

Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 per session or $20 for 5 sessions if paid in advance

An ongoing support group for parents, spouses and other family members involved with loved ones struggling with disordered eating.  Eating disorders do not only affect the person struggling, but also their loved ones. Come gain insight into eating disorders and what your loved one is going through, as well as getting support for yourself.  For more information, please visit

Hope's Garden Challenging ED Support Group with Trisha Wedemire, MSW, RSW

Location: 478 Waterloo Street, London, ON

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 per session or $20 for 5 sessions if paid in advance

This group is open to anyone 18+ who is interested in recovering from an eating disorder.  Those who attend Challenging ED are looking for freedom from a life of inner conflict and obsession with food and body image.  This group will help participants work towards replacing self-criticism with self-acceptance.  Participants will learn tools to help them create a positive, healing relationship with food and with their bodies.  Participants may not always feel completely confident in keeping from disordered thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors with food, but are committed to trying.  This group talks openly about the behaviors and sizes being left behind, and is not always comfortable for those who are still deeply involved with their eating disorder.  For more information, please visit



nedic conference: toronto, may 11 & 12

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CAREGIVER BEREAVEMENT:  A supportive space to grieve the loss of a loved one to an eating disorder

WHEN:  Monday, November 7th 2016, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm


WHERE:  Sheena’s Place (87 Spadina Road)


Trillium Health Partners: Credit Valley Hospital
Eating Disorders Program
Seminar for Family Members/Significant Others

This seminar is intended for those supporting an individual suffering from an eating disorder, i.e., bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa or other specified eating disorder.

Learn about…

  • Core features of eating disorders
  • Factors influencing the development of eating disorders
  • Types and stages of treatment
  • Coping with and supporting recovery


  • Dr. Randy Staab, MD, MSc. FRCP(C)
  • Holly Axt, RD
  • Anita Pudlik, MA, MSW, RSW                                            

Date: Saturday November 19th  2016

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)

Location: Trillium Health Partners, Credit Valley Hospital Site, Room PRCC 1 and 2, 2200 Eglinton Ave W, Mississauga, Ontario

To register: Contact Sparkle Grant at the Eating Disorders Program at (905) 813-4505 OR Fax # 905 813 - 4284

Registration is limited. Download the registration form. 




The group is intended for family members of individuals suffering from bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, or other specified eating disorder. The program is designed to provide information on the nature of eating disorders and to offer suggestions on how to cope more effectively with the behavioural and emotional issues that arise in family relationships.  The group does not address individual family dynamics in detail, but rather, provides information in general terms. 


Those eligible to participate include parents, siblings (age 16 and over), partners/spouses, boyfriends/girlfriends, relatives and, where relevant, close friends of individuals with the eating disorders.  Individuals with eating disorders are not eligible to participate in this seminar.  Significant others may participate regardless of whether the individual with the eating disorder is receiving treatment and regardless of that individual’s age.  On occasion, a limited number of professionals may be present to observe the group for ongoing professional development.  Group facilitators will introduce observers at the beginning of the day.  Observers will be required to adhere to the practice of confidentiality.


The program consists of a full day session from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, typically, on a Saturday.  The format will be both educational and supportive.


The morning session, focuses on diagnosis, epidemiology, physical and psychological complications, the multi-determined nature of eating disorders, the regulation of body weight, and the non-dieting approach.  The afternoon session,   focuses more specifically on family issues, reviews the psychological functions of eating disorders, family factors influencing the development and maintenance of eating disorders, coping with difficult emotions, general and practical strategies for supporting recovery, and an overview of treatment. 

To register or to request further information please call  Sparkle Grant at 905-813-4505

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The Caregivers' Support Group will resume in the Fall and dates will be announced in August. In the interim, for any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Stephanie by phone or email.


Natalie Gold, Registered Psychotherapist presents... 

Food Addiction & Disordered Eating Support (FADES), a professionally-led support group for women who struggle with food addiction or disordered eating. 

FADES is for women who:

  • want to come to terms with emotional, restrictve, bulimic, or overeating patterns
  • have completed eating disorder treatment and would like some additional support for a while
  • have not gone to a treatment program but don't want to do it all alone
  • want some peace of mind about food, eating, and weight-related issues
  • value the healing aspects of a supportive atmosphere
  • want to make meaningful changes

Location: Mid-Toronto - walking distance from Eglinton West subway station (Spadina line)

Dates: 6 Wednesdays - October 19 to November 23, 2016

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Fee: $140 for all 6 Wednesdays, but pay only $120 if you register by October 7, 2016

The 6 consecutive weekly sessions are a low-cost way to come to terms with what is really going on underneath the emotional eating, food restriction, diet-binge cycle, bulimia, compulsive overeating or food addiction.  

For more information, go to to To register, contact Natalie at (416) 654-6453. A phone consult will be required to ensure the group is an appropriate setting for each participant.

York Region

Eating Disorders of York Region (EDOYR) presents...

Expressive Art Programs are offered with a referral. Visit or email to learn more.

EDOYR Mixed Media Art Program



United States

The 26th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals

Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond:

Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan and In Diverse Populations

NOVEMBER 11 - 13, 2016

Philadelphia Airport Marriott

Conference 2016 will examine developmental stages and transitions, race and ethnic diversity, gender and sexual identity issues. The Program will explore the influence of maladaptive attachment, the impact of trauma and the marginalization of self – all of which may keep clients stuck and unable to access potential pathways towards healing and recovery. We will further consider, through a feminist relational lens, the way in which intersecting forms of oppression may affect the development and treatment of eating disorders.

Keynote Presentations:
From Competition to Care: The Evolution of a Feminist
Anne-Marie Slaughter, DPhil, JD

Wired for Healing: Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma
Diana Fosha, PhD

Shining the Light on Marginalized Populations: A Discussion on Race and Gender
Gayle E. Brooks, PhD
Rachel Levine, MD

Cultivating Resilience and Confidence: Helping Adolescent Girls Thrive
Rachel Simmons, A.B.

Featured Workshops:

More Than a Pretty Girl: Applying Objectification Theory and Research to the Understanding (and Undoing) of Body Image Disturbance and Disordered Eating Across the Lifespan
Rachel M. Calogero, PhD

Objectification theory offers a unique model for understanding women’s body image dissatisfaction and disordered eating across the lifespan. Empirical evidence for specific features of the model are reviewed, followed by case examples that demonstrate how feminist identification and activism can serve as antidotes to sexual and self-objectification.

Eating Disorders: What’s Feminism Got to Do With It?
Andrea LaMarre, MSc & Carmen Cool, BM, MA, LPC

This workshop provides strategies to engage in productive discussion about blending social justice and feminism to reduce eating disorders stigma and advocate for systems level change.

Exposure with Response Prevention: Treatment Implications Across the Lifespan to Target Body Dissatisfaction in the Later Phases of Recovery from an Eating Disorder
Brad Mac Neil, PhD

This interactive workshop offers a working knowledge of Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), a novel group therapy approach to the treatment of body dissatisfaction in the later stages of recovery from an eating disorder.

Exploring Identity through Recovery: The Power of our Voices
Cynthia Whitehead-Laboo, PhD, Nettie Reeves, CPT, CHC & Ryan Sallans, MA

In this workshop, presenters discuss how their own marginalization and oppression influenced their relationship with food and body image, and describe their personal paths to recovery and well-being.

For more information or to register please visit or contact Kavita Patel at 1-877-367-3383 or