National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals and support to anyone in Canada affected by an eating disorder. 

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 1-7, 2024. Download educational materials to share about this year's campaign, Breaking Barriers, Facilitating Futures


Check out our NEW resources — guides to eating disorders in the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour communities by and for community members and carers!

Let's Talk About Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders in Racialized Communities


  • We believe that through open, supportive dialogue, we can help break the shame, stigma and silence that affect nearly 1 million Canadians living with a diagnosable eating disorder — and the millions of others who are struggling with food and weight preoccupation. 

    Phone (1-866-NEDIC-20 and 416-340-4156), email (, and live chat services are available (in EST): 

    • 9am – 9pm Monday – Thursday
    • 9am – 5pm on Friday
    • 12 – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday

    To access live chat: 

    On a computer? Start a chat by clicking the orange 'Let's Chat' button in the bottom right corner.

    On your phone or tablet device? Start a chat by clicking the purple 'Chat With Us' button at the bottom of the page. Watch this video to learn how to start a chat.


NEDIC’s work, from our life-saving helpline to prevention-based outreach and education programming, is made possible through the generosity of our donors.


Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, classes, abilities, races and ethnic backgrounds. These complex disorders are serious, biologically influenced illnesses — not personal choices. Recovery from an eating disorder is possible.

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Helpline and Live Chat

We operate Canada’s only national toll-free helpline and live chat providing resources, referrals and support to people across Canada either directly or indirectly affected by disordered eating and related concerns. 

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Outreach and Education

With the support of corporate and community partners, NEDIC provides professional development workshops as well as targeted educational workshops for children and youth through our community education program. Outreach and education programming is available online and in the Greater Toronto Area. 

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NEDIC focuses on awareness and the prevention of eating disorders, food and weight preoccupation, and disordered eating by promoting critical thinking skills. Additional programs include a biennial conference and free online curricula for young people in grades 4 through 8.

Beyond Images and Au-delà de l’image

The NEDIC Bulletin is published five times a year, featuring articles from professionals and researchers of diverse backgrounds. current Issue

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