Eating Disorders Among BIPOC Communities

The scarcity of informational resources specific to eating disorders in Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities leaves many individuals affected with eating disorders who belong to these groups with unmet support and treatment needs. Eating disorders in BIPOC individuals are frequently unrecognized and undiagnosed. Even when they are identified, many BIPOC individuals encounter multiple barriers to receiving support and treatment. Within the majority of the eating disorder resources and services currently available, factors that influence the ways in which members of BIPOC communities experience eating disorders are not adequately addressed, if they are at all. 

This is why NEDIC is excited to launch an initiative to develop informational resources on eating disorders with and for members of the BIPOC communities in Canada.

We are working alongside BIPOC eating disorder experts — both individuals with lived experience and professionals engaging in treatment or research — to co-develop informational resources for members of BIPOC communities and for supporting members of BIPOC communities.   


We are planning for these resources to consist of: 

  • a set of guides for individuals affected with eating disorders, tailored with community-specific information (Black, Indigenous, East/Southeast Asian, South Asian, Latinx, and Middle Eastern)
  • a guide for health care practitioners to supporting BIPOC individuals affected with eating disorders

These resources will be available here for free as downloadable files, as well as printed for distribution. 

Thanks to the Slaight Family Foundation, NEDIC is pleased to offer honoraria to the experts involved in the co-development of these guides.

 As a team, we're interested in what you 
think these resources should include!

Let us know by filling out this form.

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The following co-developer opportunities are available:

Expected co-development timeline:

  • The following co-developer opportunities are available:

    • Consultant

      1. Participates in virtual meetings – one initial consultation meeting with NEDIC project leads (1½ hours in length) and at least 2 content development/writing meetings (each 1½ hours in length)
      2. Contributes perspective and expertise as an individual with lived experience, treatment provider, or researcher to shape the resource development process and resources’ contents

        Update:  consultant opportunities have been filled.
    • Content writer

      1. Participates in an initial virtual consultation meeting with NEDIC project leads
      2. Participates in 6 to 8 virtual biweekly content development/writing meetings (each 1½ hours in length)
      3. Contributes to the development of outlines for the resources and drafting of resource content


      Update:  content writer opportunities have been filled.

    • Resource reviewer

      1. Reviews completed drafts of resources and provides written feedback to NEDIC’s editorial team that includes overall impressions and any suggestions
      2. If circumstances warrant doing so – participates in a virtual resource review meeting with NEDIC’s editorial team
  • Expected co-development timeline:

    • July - September 2022

      Consultants meet with NEDIC project leads.  Content writers, consultants, and NEDIC project leads meet; the focus is establishing the general structure of the resources.

    • September - November 2022

      Content writers, consultants, and NEDIC project leads meet biweekly; the focus is drafting the resource contents.

    • November 2022

      Resource reviewers and NEDIC's editorial team review and edit the first drafts.

    • December 2022

      Resource reviewers complete their reviews and NEDIC's editorial team finalizes the drafts.


      The resources will be designed between December 2022 and early January 2023, and will be available on the NEDIC website by late January 2023. 

Interested in any of these opportunities?

Let us know by filling out this form!

Expression of Interest Form

All submissions will be carefully considered. Thanks to the Slaight Family Foundation, NEDIC is pleased to offer honoraria to the consultants, content writers, and resource reviewers involved in the co-development of these guides. If the volume of submissions that we receive is such that it is impossible to offer an appropriate opportunity to all who express interest in participating, potential collaborators will be selected based on factors that will help broaden the representation of identities and experiences among the working group. 

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