NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders.
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.
Our toll-free helpline and instant chat are available Monday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm EST and Friday from 9am to 5pm EST.
NEDIC’s work, from our life-saving helpline to prevention-based outreach and education programming, is made possible through the generosity of our donors.
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.
We operate Canada’s only national toll-free helpline and instant chat providing resources, referrals and support to people across Canada either directly or indirectly affected by disordered eating and related concerns.
How we work
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 BodyPride program.
Outreach and education programming is available online and in the Greater Toronto Area.
How we work
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 the free online Beyond Images and Au-delà de l’image curricula and a biennial conference.