Events

We invite you to play a role in increasing awareness of the prevalence of disordered eating in your community, and to be part of the search for solutions. We are here to support your efforts and to provide information and resources.

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     Ontario
     Quebec
     Saskatchewan

International
     United States
     Europe

 


National

Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support: http://www.lookingglasscommunity.com/ops 

 

Silver Linings Foundation

Client support group starting mid-February - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/client/

Parent & loved ones support group starting in April  - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/parent/


Alberta

Calgary

Events from Silver Linings Foundation and  EDSNA

February 1:
Official Launch, 12:00 pm

City Hall, 800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Celebrate the launch of the week with Mayor Nenshi and other representatives.
FREE

Demystifying Eating Disorders For Healthcare Professionals

Dinner: 6:00-6:30pm, Program: 6:30-8:30pm
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery
This is specifically for family physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals.
For more information or to register http://cumming.ucalgary.ca/cme/event/2018-02-01/demystifying-eating-disorders

February 2:

Body Image, Eating Disorders & Youth Workshop, 12:00-1:30 pm

Alberta Children’s Hospital – Kinsmen Learning Centre (4th floor)
Recommended for parents, teachers and other allied adults who work with youth – youth are welcome too!
Cost: $25
For more info or to register, please contact Angela@EDSNA.ca

“Straight/Curve” Documentary and Discussion, 6:30-9:00 pm

Fort Calgary, 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary
A viewing of a documentary on body image followed by a panel & audience discussion.
Tickets are for sale at Straight/Curve Documentary.

February 3:

Eating Disorder – Awareness and Risk Mitigation in the Fitness World, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For fitness professionals and post-secondary students hoping to and currently work with athletes or in the fitness world.
AFLCA Accredited (4 credits)
Location: 11950 Country Village Link NE
Cost: $75 (regular) $30 (student)
To register, visit: https://edsna.wufoo.eu/forms/z5cd0e409n87o4/

BEYOU Body Image Workshop for Youth, 12:30-3:30pm

Wymbin Yoga, 919 9 Ave SE #50, Calgary
Cost: $25, proceeds going to EDAW
20 spots available  
Contact: Angela@EDSNA.ca

February 5:

Paint_ED Paint Nite, 6:00 pm

Location: 1130 Kensington Rd NW Unit 100
Open to kids, teens and adults
Tickets: $40, can be purchased by contacting Sarah at fednutritionconsulting@gmail.com
Celebrate eating disorder recovery through art!

February 6:

Smash_ED, 12:30-4:00 pm

Mount Royal University Main Street
Join us to smash some bathroom scales with a sledgehammer and set yourself free from the tyranny of weight.
FREE

February 7:

Fluevog Shoes FUNdraiser, 5:00-8:00 pm

207 8 Ave SW, Calgary
50% of all sales in Calgary will be donated to Silver Linings Foundation (similar event at the Edmonton Fluevog with proceeds donated to EDSNA)

Edmonton

Events from EDSNA

February 1:

Official Launch, 6:30 PM
City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill, Edmonton.
All welcome. Short program followed by a collaborative art project on the theme Eating Disorders: One Size Doesn’t Fit All.
FREE.

February 3:

Workshop for Fitness Professionals, 9 AM- 1 PM
Van Vliet Center, University of Alberta Campus, Room 2-210
Workshop for trainers, coaches, instructors, studio owners to help build awareness and capacity in the fitness world about eating disorders, compulsive exercising and disordered body image in athletes.
AFLCA accredited. (4 credits).
Cost: $75 (regular) $30 (student)
To register, visit: https://edsna.wufoo.eu/forms/z1byn3em1rnyf2b/

February 4:

Eating Disorders Across Cultures – Panel Discussion, 1:00-2:50 pm 
Edmonton Health Clinic Academy, Room 2-190. University of Alberta Campus.
Open to all.
Free

February 6:

Shame_Less Cabaret,  7 pm
The Mercury Room, 10575 114 Street
A night of creative and artistic expression on the themes of recovery, hope and courage.
Donation at the door

February 7:

Fluevog Shoes FUNdraiser for EDSNA, 5:00-8:00 pm
Fluevog Shoes- 10330 82 Ave NW
For any purchase made between 5 and 8 PM, Fluevog will donate 50% of the purchase price to EDSNA!
Great shoes, great cause, great fun!

Red Deer

Events from EDNSA

January 25:

“Straight/Curve” Viewing & Panel/Audience Discussion 

Location: Welikoklad Centre (4922 49th St)
part of Red Deer Justice Film Festival.
FREE
A viewing of a documentary on body image followed by a panel & audience discussion

February 3:

Eating Disorders- Awareness and Risk Mitigation for Fitness Professionals, 12 pm – 4 pm

Aimed at fitness trainers, coaches, dance instructors and studio owners to help build capacity and understanding about eating disorders in athletes, compulsive exercising and how to initiate conversations.
Red Deer College, 100 College Blvd
AFLCA credits
Cost: $75 (regular) $30 (student)
To register, visit: https://edsna.wufoo.eu/forms/z1m5dqdx0ig879n/

 


British Columbia

Vancouver

Events from PEDAW

Pinwheel Education Series: Indigenous Youth Mental Health
Kelty Mental Health Resources
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PST)
Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Coastal Health Eating Disorders Program Celebrates PEDAW with Open Mic Night!

Friday, January 31st, 2018

It’s an OPEN MIC NIGHT with the theme In My Own Words!

This is a fun, creative and safe space for anyone who would like to express themselves about having experience with an eating disorder can. It’s free to attend this recovery positive event. People who struggle with an eating disorder, family, partners, friends, professionals who work in the community, neighbours, are all invited to attend or participate.

Check it out at The Cottage Bistro on 4468 Main street in Vancouver from 6:00-9:00pm!

 

FREE Public Event: Orthorexia - When Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

WHAT:  Our speakers come with expertise in, connection to, and actions on the real-world desires and struggles that individuals have with orthorexia. We thank them for sharing their knowledge, personal experience, and insights in the area. By attending you will have the opportunity to engage in useful discussion and thoughtful dialogue and leave with a rich learning experience and better understanding on how to overcome or help a friend or loved one who is struggling with orthorexia.
WHEN:  Thursday, February 1st, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm
WHERE:  Roundhouse Community & Arts Recreation Centre in the Performace Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific) 
Vancouver, BC 
The Roundhouse Community Centre is located on the former Expo 86 site at the corner of Davie & Pacific.  ~ view map & directions
Walking: From Granville Street, head east five blocks down Davie.
Skytrain: The Yaletown – Roundhouse Canada Line Station is 200 metres from us.
Bus: Buses 6 & C23  stop within feet of the Roundhouse.
Driving: Underground pay parking is available, access off Drake (south of Pacific Blvd).
Parking: $3.50/hour or $5.00 flat rate after 6:00pm. 
WHO:  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!
COST:  Free!

Pinwheel Education Series: Eating Disorders & Substance Use
Kelty Mental Health Resources
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Vancouver, BC


Manitoba

Visit the Women's Health Clinic to learn more. 


New Brunswick


Newfoundland & Labrador


Nova Scotia


Ontario 

Burlington

The Arbutus Collective Invites you to our Open House for Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Saturday February 3, 2018

10:00am -12:00pm

600 Brant Street, Burlington ON

Join us to learn about a resource in your community to support those affected by eating disorders. This is an opportunity to meet the team, ask questions and learn more about body image, self esteem and resilience.

This event is FREE and open to everyone in the community. We encourage families, friends, individuals affected by eating disorders, and anyone interested in learning more about these illnesses or the Collective to drop in.

There will interactive activities in support of Eating Disorder Awareness, and free swag

 

Ottawa

Events from Hopewell

Thursday, February 1 Information booth at Algonquin College *
11am-1pm
Student Commons, E building

Friday, February 2 Hopewell Fundraiser Yoga class at Rama Lotus *
7:30-8:45 pm
$15 cash donation to Hopewell

Sunday, February 4 Hopewell profile on Rogers TV “Celebrate Ottawa
7:30 pm

Monday, February 5 Information booth at University of Ottawa *
UCU 203
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Tuesday, February 6 Reception for MPs and Senators on Parliament Hill, in partnership with the National Initiative on Eating Disorders (NIED)

Toronto

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Thursday February 1st

EDAW Kickoff Twitter Party

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST)

Location: Online

Description: Join NEDIC (@thenedic) on Twitter to discuss this year’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week theme: One Size DOESN’T Fit All. Help us to raise awareness about eating disorders, provide hope, and discuss important questions relating to eating disorders.

 

Friday February 2nd

Toronto General Hospital Exhibit

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm (EST)

Location: Toronto General Hospital Lobby, 200 Elizabeth Street Entrance, across from the gift shop.

Description: Come visit NEDIC staff at the Toronto General Hospital lobby on February 2nd. We will be available to hand out informational pamphlets and answer your eating disorder related questions.

 

Monday February 5th

Toronto Western Hospital Exhibit

Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm (EST)

Location: Toronto Western Hospital Lobby (outside Shoppers Drug Mart).

Description: Come visit NEDIC staff at the Toronto Western Hospital lobby on February 5th. We will be available to hand out informational pamphlets and answer your eating disorder related questions.

 

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EDAW Toronto Panel: Extending the Conversaion: One Size Does NOT Fit All

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm) (EST)

Cost: FREE

Location: University of Toronto Schools Auditorium, 371 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Live stream available online! (Link coming shortly)

Description: The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC), the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED), and Sheena’s Place have teamed up to organize a panel highlighting the voices of those affected by eating disorders. We hope to reduce stigma by raising awareness about the diversity of the experiences of individuals with eating disorders, and to increase public recognition that eating disorders can affect anyone.

Join the conversation by attending in person, or online, and submitting your questions to our knowledgeable panelists!

 

Tuesday February 6th

Webinar

Time: 12:00-1:00 (EST)

Cost: FREE

Location: Online

Register Here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef0ysiyud6ddc24a&oseq=&c=&ch=

Description: NEDIC is delighted to host May and Sabrina Friedman for a webinar about fat stigma. Tune in for an informative session, and get your questions answered during the Q&A with our knowledgeable guests.

 

VoicED

Time: 8:00pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) (EST)

Cost: $10 adults, $5 students

Location: Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. Toronto, ON

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voiced-for-eating-disorder-awareness-week-tickets-40919954686?aff=es2

Description: VoicED is an annual fundraiser hosted by NEDIC in order to raise awareness about eating disorders. Join us for an evening of performance and art exhibition at the Tranzac club for Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This event will feature visual art, music, dance, comedy, and spoken word performances by those whose lives have been affected by eating disorders.

Wednesday February 7th

Upstream Conference

Description: On February 7th NEDIC will be closing out EDAW doing one of the things that we love most! We will be at Ursula Franklin Academy’s 2018 Upstream Conference facilitating an interactive workshop with young people about health, self-esteem, and celebration of body diversity. Thanks @UFAOFFICEINFO for inviting us to participate!

If you would like to book a workshop with NEDIC you can request a presentation here: http://nedic.ca/get-involved/request-presentation or contact the Outreach and Education Coordinator Kelsey Johnston at Kelsey.johnston@uhn.ca

 

Not able to make it out to an event? You can still participate in EDAW 2018! All week long NEDIC will be hosting interactive social media challenges. You can show your support by following us on Facebook (@thenedic), Twitter (@thenedic), or Instagram (@the_nedic). 

 

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Don't forget to grab your ticket for the NEDIC Paint Nite! On March 6th we will be hosting a Paint Nite at the Upper Deck by Fran's! An amazing artist will be coming out and teaching us to paint a gorgeous work of art entitled: "A Night At Rainbow Pines"! Come on out and paint some fond memories and a priceless masterpiece! No art experience needed!

Tickets: https://www.paintnite.com/EVENTS/A-NIGHT-AT-RAINBOW-PINES-AT-UPPER-DECK-BY-FRANS-YONGE-COLLEGE-10029292


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Join NIED for 6th Honouring the Journey Event. Our panel of speakers will share personal insights into their journeys and honour individuals and events that were significant in recovering. Special guests from the audience will share the candle lighting ceremony! ALL are welcome, event is FREE. Email wendy@nied.ca to RSVP or for questions.

Date: February 11th, 2018

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Adath Isreal Synagogue

37 Southbourne Avenue, Toronto Ontario

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nieds-honouring-the-journey-it-takes-a-village-tickets-41702770108

Caregivers' Support Group

If you're caring for a loved one with an Eating Disorder, please consider joining our Caregivers Support Group. Parents, partners, friends, and family members welcome.

Email Stephanie Griver (MSW, RSW) for more info & to sign up.


York Region

Goal Setting for Positive Change with Michelle Scott, OT Reg (Ont)

DATE & TIME: 6 Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - exact dates TBA - please inquire.

LOCATION: 15213 Yonge Street, Suite 15 (on the second floor), Aurora

Getting to the point where you're ready to make a change can be hard. Starting to actually make that change can be even harder. Where do you start? You may sense a certain dissatisfaction with your current circumstances, but not know exactly where to go from there. You may have a vague idea of what you need to change, but not know exactly how to take the first step. This group is about taking that sense of dissatisfaction, that desire to change, and turning it into a concrete goal that can be acted upon in small, meaningful steps.

Using SMART Goal Setting, group members will work on identifying and creating a meaningful, yet achievable, goal that they will work on for six weeks. With support from the group facilitator and other group members, participants will take steps towards their goal, troubleshoot potential challenges, and learn skills for recovery and positive change that can be adapted to a variety of life situations.

Goals may include but are not limited to:

Addressing problem behaviours and/or activities through the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and/or Behavioural Activation (BA) -based approaches

Getting back to meaningful activities such as work, volunteering, or socializing after going through a mental health challenge

Maintaining wellness and recovery-related behaviours and activities post-treatment

Exploring the use of meaningful activity as a way of finding what it means to live a meaningful life, through an Existential/Logotherapeutic approach

Each group session will address a specific aspect of the goal-setting process:

Laying out the issues;

Setting a goal;

Implementing the goal;

Troubleshooting; and

Strategies for maintenance.

This will be a closed group, and group members will be asked to commit to attending all six sessions to the best of their ability.

Cost: $60.00
This group is open to any individual self-identifying as having a mental health issue or life challenge, with a desire to make a change in behaviour that will promote wellness and healing. A brief phone interview will be required before starting services to discuss treatment options and fee scale. Please call 905-886-6632 or email info@edoyr.com more information.

For more details, visit http://www.edoyr.com/otherapy


Quebec

Anorexia and bulimia Quebec (ANEB) is proud to host this free public conference

Flyer (PDF)

To highlight National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we invite you to join us for a conference evening on emerging trends in eating disorders. We will try to better understand what is binge eating disorder and orthorexia. We will also focus on the motivational approach in the treatment of eating disorders.

This lecture will be given by Dr. Howard Steiger, Ph.D., Head of the Eating Disorders Program at the Douglas Institute, and Dr. Mimi Israel, M.D. FRCP, Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Douglas Institute.

Don’t miss it on Tuesday, February 6, at 7 pm.

For more details, do not hesitate to contact the ANEB team using the help line and references, available every day from 8 am (in the morning) to 3 am (in the morning).

Registration required.

* Please note that this conference will be offered in English.

Description of the conferences

Supporting autonomous motivation and personal engagement in people recovering from eating disorders

Current ideas of ''best practices'' in the treatment o people affected by eating disorders emphasize certain core values: putting the person in treatment (and those close to her/hm) at the center of clinical decision-making heads the list, following by offering treatment in a manner that is collaborative, informative, tolerable, and as conductive to personal engagement as is possible. After all, the ultiate goal is to mobilize in the person in therapy the desire to change, and to help him or her bring about adaptive changes in a freely chosen manner. This talk summarizes recent evidence bearing upon the value of autonomy support in eating disorder treatment.

Picky eaters, undereaters and overeaters: what's new in eating disorders?

This talk will review recent trends in the field of eating disorders. In addition to discussing new DSM 5 syndromes like Binge Eating Disorder and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, we will discuss societal trends that may be influencing the development of new disorders like orthorexia.


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United States

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