NEDIC Events

These events may be of interest to individuals who have a personal or professional interest in eating disorders, body image, self-esteem, and related subjects. As we are a Canadian organization, most of these events, groups, conferences, and seminars are in Canada. 


To submit your listing for inclusion, please email us at nedic@uhn.ca.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

In Canada, Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 1-7. 

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Events

  • Silver Linings Foundation

    SUPPORT GROUPS SCHEDULED


    NEW support group for individuals ages 18 and older experiencing Binge Eating Disorder - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/client

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    For parents and loved ones - Calgary Silver Linings Foundation - Parent & Loved Ones Support - Workshop

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    EDSNA Support Groups

    EDSNA offers support groups in Edmonton, Calgary and online, throughout the year.



    Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health, Addiction and Mental Health Branch, EDSNA is able to provide these low-cost support groups throughout the year for people both directly and indirectly affected by eating disorders.

    Our groups are professionally facilitated and open to people with ANY type of eating disorder over the age of 18.  We don’t require a diagnosis or referral and registration is through our website.

    EDSNA groups are:

    • Professionally-facilitated by people with extensive backgrounds in eating disorders.
    • Effective. An independent evaluation of the impact of our groups by  two graduate students from the University of Calgary demonstrated participants report increased feelings of hope, connection and empowerment, with decreasing levels of shame, stigma and isolation.
    • Support groups are not intended to take the place of professional treatment. Read below for more details on the difference between support and treatment.
    • Intended to support to those wishing to continue on the path of recovery in a safe, nonjudgmental environment
    • Limited to a small number of participants allow everyone to participate fully.
    • Very affordable. The fee can be waived if there is financial hardship by emailing info@EDSNA.ca.
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  • Reflections 2021

    Looking Glass Foundation invites you to Refections 2021, their in-home fundraising experience, in aid of eating disorder recovery. This will be a memorable evening of entertainment, fine dining and stories of hope from the community.


    For $50 a ticket, you’ll have the opportunity to come together with the Looking Glass Community and enjoy:
    - A pre-party event of your choice (Reflections Lounge, Game Room & Cocktail Hour)
    - Inspirational stories from some wonderful guests, hosted by Vancouver’s Man About Town, Fred Lee
    - Music and entertainment by local artists
    - A chance to bid on an exciting array of items in the Silent Auction
    You'll also have the option to add on delicious food & beverages that can be delivered right to your door.
    Join Looking Glass in celebrating the community that is at the heart of eating disorder recovery.


    Please contact events@lookingglassbc.com with any questions.
    Should you wish to explore partnership opportunities, we’d love to talk with you. Please contact Susan Climie, Executive Director, susan@lookingglassbc.com.

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  • Parent Support Group for Parents of Children with Eating Disorders

    Join us for a monthly support group for parents who have children suffering from eating disorders or who have an adolescent transitioning to adult care. Each month we share information and encourage each other. Guest speakers share their knowledge and insights to equip parents with tools to successfully work with their children. The group supplies hope, inspiration and strength.



    The facilitator is a mother whose child is an eating disorder survivor. She knows first hand how hard it is to provide the support and effective treatment children need to beat eating disorders. She also knows that eating disorders can be cured and she encourages and supports parents as they support their children. 



    Each session is informal, and we encourage you to drop in or come for the whole evening. It runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



    Phoenix Wings Eating Disorders Recovery Initiative 

    895 Brant St. Unit 3 
    Burlington, ON L7R 2J6 
    Danielle’s Place



    Techiya Loewen

    Phone: 519-774-9835 
    phoenix.wings.ed.recovery@gmail.com

  • Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support

    Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support: http://www.lookingglasscommunity.com/ops 

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  • Sage and Spoon

    Join the only ONLINE support group specifically for Black, Indigenous, People of Color who are struggling with disordered eating or eating disorders

    Nalgona Positivity Pride is proud to host SAGE AND SPOON, a free support group that meets once a month online.

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    Eating and Feeding Matters: From Science to Strategies

    Title: Eating and Feeding Matters: From Science to Strategies
    Presented By: Kim Barthel, OTR


    On-line series of 8 live 90-minute webinars

    (sessions will also be recorded with access available to registrants for 60 days after the live event)


    Dates:

    Jan 30, 31 & Feb 6, 7, 2021

    Two 90-minute sessions per day

    (11:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-3:00pm Eastern Time)


    Course description:

    Many clients with neurodiversity and mental health issues experience profound disturbances in their participation in eating and feeding. Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Behavioural Therapists and Nutritionists are team members who evaluate and enhance these functions, but sometimes struggle in seeing the integrated whole of the various complex factors contributing to the clients’ experiences. 


    This workshop is a cutting-edged compilation of research on the science of eating and feeding from a neurobiological perspective as it pertains to picky eating, eating disorders (ARFID, anorexia nervosa, bulimia), sensory issues, oral motor/pharyngeal issues and attachment. Trans-disciplinary research, assessment and intervention strategies will be presented and discussed.


    Sponsored by:

    The Learning Workshop

    https://thelearningworkshop.ca

    Address: 222 Winding Lane, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 5J6


    Contact person:

    Sherna Marcus

    email: shernaandsteve@rogers.com

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    Gain Documentary

    The first ever public viewing of GAIN will be held on Tuesday February 2nd at 7pm EST over Zoom. The viewing will be followed by a Q&A period with Co-producers Tegan and Zeina. 

    This event is the kick off to the inaugural Eating Disorder Awareness Week in Ontario which will be running from Feb 1st-Feb 7th. 💫 

    Join us and be one of the first to view an incredible story that has the potential to change the way the world thinks about eating disorders. 

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    EDAW 2021 Trivia Night!

    Join us virtually for a night of fun, to learn about eating disorders, and to support a great mental health charity. Trivia questions will cover a range of topics, including pop culture, history, geography, music, and mental health. PRIZES will be awarded to the winning teams.


    This is a pay what you can event, with a suggested donation of $10 per person. All money raised will support Sheena's Place programs, which are offered free of charge to folks affected by eating disorders. Free tickets are also available. Can’t wait to see you there!

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    Faces of Recovery

    The Waterloo Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition invites you to join our annual Faces of Recovery 2021. A panel discussion featuring individuals on the road to recovery from an eating disorder, as well as family members who have supported their journey.


    Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/faces-of-recovery-2021-onlineevent-tickets-133348413695

    Information: http://www.eatingdisorderscoalition.ca/events/2021/1/5/facesof-
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    Mount Royal University Online Art Gallery

    This virtual art gallery will have work displayed from individuals who have experienced an eating disorder. Artwork will be displayed throughout the week on various social media channels, on MRU platforms, and during a MRU online mental health event during the month of February.

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    Lifted Up

    "Lifted Up" is a virtual gathering for Christians to come together in prayer in support of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Join Sarah Higgins at 6:30pm via Zoom. Please RSVP to Sarah at fednutritionconsulting@gmail.com to register and receive your link.

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    Yoga & Guided Meditation

    Take part in a very special yoga class and guided meditation practice over Zoom. Together with our social media sponsor, Wine Women & Well-being’s Lisa Webb and other special guests, we will be shining a light on body- acceptance and self compassion, in honour of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021. 

    Date: Feb 7, 2021 16:30

    Register

    Virtual Cupcake Decorating and Nutrition Workshop

    EDAW Virtual Cupcake Decorating and Nutrition Workshop, hosted by Carlie and Sarah. Workshop will begin at 6:30pm. 

    Date: Feb 4, 2021 18:30

    Register

    Eating Disorder Awareness Week Webinar

    Join us virtually to discuss eating disorders, weight stigma, body postivity and resources available to those struggling with eating disorders in the Saskatoon area. We have prizes to give away!


    Featuring Rhea Lewandoski, RD, MB-EAT & Lauralyn Blackburn, MSW, Clinical RSW, CEDS-S, CDWF from BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders

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    Evening of Hope

    **THE VIDEO IS AVAILABLE ALL MONTH**
    In 2020 we recorded the amazing Evening of Hope as part of EDAW 2020.
    The show featured professional and amateur artists and performers from across Calgary. These talented individuals came together to share original art, music, dance, and spoken word pieces to celebrate and raise awareness of hope & healing.
    This year, we would like to invite you to experience the performances from the comfort of your home with the 2021 performer’s cut.
    For the month of February, the Evening of Hope video will be available by donation.

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