National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders. 

Learn more about how we can help. 


February 1 to 7 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW). Learn more about EDAW 2022, find out how to get involved, and access campaign materials created in collaboration with eating disorders organizations across Canada. 



Toll-Free:  1-866-633-4220
Toronto: 416-340-4156


  • 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. 


    Instant chat and the NEDIC helpline (1-866-NEDIC-20 and 416-340-4156) are available from 9am - 9pm Monday - Thursday and from 9am - 5pm on Friday (all times EST).  Emails will be answered during these hours.  

    Thanks to our partners at BEAT in the UK, we now offer instant chat services on the weekends! On Saturdays and Sundays between 1pm and 7pm EST, your chat requests will be answered by one of our colleagues at BEAT.  

    NEDIC remains closed to walk-in clients at present. This is necessary as our offices are located within Toronto General Hospital. We’ll let you know when we can reopen to walk-in visits. Thanks for your understanding. 

    Read our COVID-19 + ED FAQs here, and read our blog about COVID-19 here


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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What An Eating Disorder Truly Feels Like

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The Garden of Recovery

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Blog Submission Guidelines

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Helpline and Instant Chat

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. 

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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 BodyPride 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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