NEDIC is a bridge between community and care for people affected by eating disorders in Canada. We offer information, resources, referrals and support through our toll-free helpline and live chat platform, and serve individuals living with an eating disorder as well as the people who care for them, from family members and friends to healthcare providers. Our toll-free helpline and live chat services are the only such services specific to eating disorders that are national in scope. Our outreach and education programming focuses on the awareness and prevention of eating disorders, and is available online across Canada and in-person in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Our Philosophy

NEDIC has a non-dieting, client-centred, feminist philosophy. We promote health-supporting practices, including enjoyable movement and eating in response to internal cues. As NEDIC recognizes that the determinants of health are varied, and that weight is not an effective gauge of health, we do not endorse dieting or weight loss services. 

NEDIC strives to make our materials and services accessible to all who live in Canada regardless of financial status, geography, and other potential barriers. Our goal is to provide information and resources so that individuals are empowered to make the decision best suited to their personal circumstance. 

NEDIC’s vision is a culture that promotes and supports individuals, regardless of ascribed or inherent characteristics, physical appearance, and social status. 

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Read our statement of our values and commitments


NEDIC supports thousands of people each year on our national toll-free helpline and live chat service.

Of callers to the helpline, 45% are those personally affected, 30% are concerned loved ones and 15% are health professionals. 

Over 99% of all callers/chatters receive same day support and referrals from our database of 700+ service providers.

Since 2002, NEDIC has educated more than 240,000 people through professional development and outreach initiatives.

We deliver outreach & education programming to over 10,000 students annually.

The Beyond Images and Au-delà de l’image curricula are used by over 30,000 students per year.

How we work

Helpline and Live Chat

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

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How we work

Whole School Approach

With the support of our corporate and community partners, NEDIC provides targeted educational workshops for children and youth, educators, and parents/caregivers. This whole school approach is key in ensuring that youth receive consistent, supportive messaging from all the adults in their lives. 


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Additional Programs

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 the free online body image and self-esteem curricula for grades 4-8, available in French and English. Au-delà de l'image

Beyond Images


The following team members are the tip of the iceberg. There are many volunteers and students who are also regular and vital members of the NEDIC team. NEDIC’s Advisory Committee is comprised of dedicated individuals, all of whom are leaders in their respective fields, who provide insight, advice and expertise.

  • Suzanne Phillips

    Program Manager

    Ary Maharaj

    Outreach and Education Coordinator

    Emily Donahue

    Community Engagement Facilitator 

    Sara Marini

    Administrative Coordinator

    Emily Tam

    Resource Development Coordinator

  • Ariel

    Emily B.

    Emily H.






    Michelle D.  

    Michelle T.




    And our amazing team of students and volunteers!

  • Dr. Daniel Andreae (Advisory Chair)

    Diane Laberge

    Dale Morris 

    Elizabeth Pottinger

    Dr. Kathryn Trottier

    Meghan Watson

    Rochelle Fox

    Karin Jasper (Member at Large)
    Leona Chase (Member at Large)

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Funding and community partners

NEDIC is a program of the University Health Network, located within the Toronto General Hospital. Tax receipts are provided c/o Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation – Charitable Registration Number 12386 4068 RR0001

We are grateful for the annual contribution by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, which has supported NEDIC for over 25 years.  


Funding Partners

  • Gold - $1,000,000 +

    Unilever Canada Inc.

    Silver - $500,000 +

    Dr. Daniel C. Andreae

    Bronze - $250,000 +

    Zest for Life Annual Fundraiser

    Pewter -$100,000 +


    Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation
    Telus Future Friendly Fund

    Copper -$25,000 +


    Bell Canada 

    Dairy Farmers of Canada

    Echo Foundation

    Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

    Green Shield Benefits Association

    Lionhart (Canada) Ltd. 

    RBC Foundation

    Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon


    Brass -$10,000 +


    Coleman Leggitt Trust 

    Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan 

    Paul and Sarah Farrell

    Sick Kids Foundation 

    Winners Merchants International

    The Women’s Future Fund 

    Bronze -$2,500 +

    Community One Foundation

  • Zest for Life is our annual fundraiser in support of NEDIC’s outreach & education and helpline services. 

    Thank you to our sponsors.

    Presenting Level - $15,000 +

    Dr. Daniel C. Andreae 

    Shire Pharma Canada

    Unilever Canada Inc.

    Gold - $10,000 +



    Silver - $5,000 +

    Joe Brennan Architects 

    The Honourable J. Trevor Eyton

    Dairy Farmers of Canada 

    Philip Sung Design Associates

    RBC Foundation 


    Bronze - $2,500 +


    Debbie Eyton, Paul Edmonds, and Hayley Findlay 


    Pitch Communications 

    Donna Slaight 

    WaterStone Foundation