National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)

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

Find resources and information regarding ED and COVID-19. 



  • 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. 

    Covid-19 Update

    Instant chat is still available from 9am - 9pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm. Emails will be answered during those hours. The NEDIC helpline (1-866-NEDIC-20 and 416-340-4156) will be open from 11am to 7pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from 11 am - 5pm. All times EST. We strongly encourage you to connect with us over chat or email! 

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

    Effective immediately, NEDIC is closed to walk-in clients. 

     This step 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. 

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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 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's Bulletin is published five times a year, offering articles from eating disorder practitioners of diverse backgrounds and professions. 

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.

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