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

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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



  • Silver Linings Foundation


    NEW support group for individuals ages 18 and older experiencing Binge Eating Disorder -


    For parents and loved ones -


    #EDAW2020 Landmark Lighting

    The Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta and Calgary Silver Linings Foundation have teamed up to light the province of Alberta purple! Check out the places that'll be lighting up, and tag them in your posts for a chance to win some cool prizes: 

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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.

    2020 Meeting Dates: 
    Jan. 7 

    Feb. 4 

    Mar. 3 

    Apr. 7 

    May 5 

    June 2 
    Jul,. 7 

    Aug. 11 

    Sept. 1 

    Oct. 6 

    Nov. 3 

    Dec. 1

    Phoenix Wings Eating Disorders Recovery Initiative 

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

    Techiya Loewen

    Phone: 519-774-9835

  • #EDAW2020 Events

    Launch of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020

    Jan 31, 2020 - 11:30am - 12:45pm @ Calgary City Hall Atrium

    We often race through eating like a pit crew trying to get back in the race - join us for an opportunity to slow down and approach our meal in a mindful and deliberate way. Then, starting at noon, Silver Linings Foundation and the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA) will launch Calgary’s fourth EDAW. For more information, please contact

    Body Image Workshop

    Feb 1, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm @ YW Hub Facility

    Interested in getting along better with your body? Join this interactive session to discuss and move toward a healthier body image. To register, click here

    Community Yoga Class

    Feb 2, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:30pm @ Southcentre Mall Centre Court

    Please join us for this inspiring, community-building yoga event led by @dopeame’s amazing, Marin McCue and generously sponsored by @southcentremall. Tickets are $25 with all proceeds going towards future Eating Disorders Awareness Week initiatives. Please contact for more information, and click here to register. 

    Straight/Curve and panel discussion

    Feb 3, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm @ Calgary Central Library

    The University of Calgary EDAW Planning Group, in partnership with the Mathison Centre and the Calgary Central Library, will be screening the documentary "Straight/Curve". Following the documentary will be a panel discussion with eating disorder professionals and those with lived eating disorder experience. For more information, please contact To register (for free!), click here.

    Eating Disorders Information Booth

    Feb 4, 2020 - 11:00am - 2:00pm @ Mount Royal University's Main Street

    We are talking about Eating Disorders and Body Image to students at MRU’s campus. Come down to learn more about Eating disorders, mental health, and the support available. For more information, please contact Fatima Dhooma at

    "Lifted Up" Prayer

    Feb 4, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Parkdale Grace Fellowship Church

    This special Christian time of gathering will involve prayer, music and fellowship all in support of eating disorders. Free event. For more information and to R.S.V.P., please contact Sarah Higgins at

    Panel Discussion

    Feb 5, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm @ Riddell Library & Learning Centre's Ideas Lounge

    Hosted at Mount Royal University, we will be screening a documentary about eating disorders. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion with experts and allies of folks experiencing eating disorders. Free event. For more information, please contact Fatima Dhooma at

    Overeater's Anonymous 12-Step Program

    Feb 7, 2020 - 9:30am - 10:30am @ St. Luke's Parish

    For all types of disordered eating: SPECIAL Eating Disorders Awareness Week meeting that anyone is welcome to attend, to find out what it's all about and discover how we can support ED recovery. For more information, please contact 403-612-1301.

    Please note: This is not an endorsement of the OA support group model but rather, part of a comprehensive listing of all Calgary EDAW 2020-related initiatives. 

    An "Evening of Hope"

    Feb 7, 2020 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm @ The Village, Brentwood

    Dr. Angela Grace and the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA) have curated an all ages evening of stories of healing as told through art, music, dance and spoken word. Silent Auction and Market Collective starts at 6 pm, performance starts at 7 pm. Tickets required. Register through EventBrite.

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    More information at Silver Linings Foundation
  • EDSNA #EDAW2020 Events

    House Flow & Glow Hot Yoga Class

    Jan 31, 2020 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm @ OM Hot Yoga and Massage

    Come join us again for a blacklight yoga class. Wear your neon gear, groove to a live DJ, and enjoy a fun, all-levels yoga session led by studio owner Jason Morris. Music Provided by DJ Nada Deva. There is a minimum $10 donation to be paid at the door. Register online here. 

    YEG Cycle Karma Spin Class

    Feb 2, 2020 - 1:00pm @ YEG Cycle Jasper Ave

    Come spin a Sunday afternoon away with us. While you might be too warm in a full polyester banana suit, wear whatever makes you happy and ride to an upbeat, body-positive playlist. Class led by Taylor Pitman, a current EDSNA volunteer. There is a minimum donation of $25. Register online here.

    ED_ucate: Panel and Discussion

    Feb 5, 2020 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm @ Feigel Conference Centre in Allard Hall, MacEwan University Room 11-204

    As part of EDAW2020, EDSNA is collaborating with those throughout the Edmonton community to discuss one of the questions EDSNA hears most: "how do I help?" By bringing together those with lived experience, caregivers, working professionals, and researchers, this panel and facilitated discussion will serve as an opportunity to learn more about this complex and multifaceted aspect of mental health. Cost $5. Register online here.

  • Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition

    University of Guelph Body Image Expose

    Feb 4, 2020 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

    The Wellness Education and Promotion Centre at the University of Guelph will be running an expose aimed at introducing students to the topics of Health At Every Size, body image concerns, and eating disorder prevention and treatment. The expose will feature interactive activities such as cookie decorating and button making, as well as information from on- and off- campus supports.

    Faces of Recovery

    Feb 7, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00pm @ Guelph Youth Music Centre

    75 Cardigan St., Guelph, ON

    A panel discussion featuring individuals on the road to recovery from an eating disorder, as well as family members who supported their journeys. Free admission, donations welcome. 

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    University of Guelph Body Project

    Feb 8 & 9, 2020 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

    The Wellness Education and Promotion Centre at the University of Guelph will be facilitating The Body Project. The Body Project is a workshop that aims to promote positive body image, reduce body shaming and encourage folks to accept themselves as they are. Participants must attend both sessions. Refreshments will be provided! Please register at

  • A Day of Education, Support, & Hope

    In honour of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we invite you to join us for this FREE event:

    Date: Saturday February 8th, 2020
    Time: 9am - 2pm
    Location: Midland Cultural Center
    Free ticket with registration

    Our team will provide information on the types and causes of eating disorders- signs and symptoms- the science of weight regulation- nutrition and medical management- evidence-based treatment options- tips, strategies, and resources for caregivers.

    To Register: 

  • Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support

    Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support: 

  • Eating Disorders Nova Scotia - #EDAW2020 Events

    Join Eating Disorders Nova Scotia for a series of events to mark #EDAW2020. All the details, including registration links, in the flyer. 

    Karma Yoga Class

    Feb 2, 2020 - 4:00 - 5:00pm @ The Fitness Room

    Our Strength and Stretch yoga class offers the best of both worlds. The first half is made up of active, strength and heat building postures. For the second half we switch to yin postures, which penetrate deeply into connective tissues to expand flexibility and promote healing. The combination results in a deep and integrated practice. Suggested donation $10-25, with all proceeds going to support Eating Disorders Nova Scotia. Register here.

    Weight on our Minds

    Feb 3, 2020 - 7:00pm @ Halifax Central Library

    Join Dr Sara Kirk, Phillip Joy, and others in an exploration of weight stigma, the construction and experience of body shame, and the billion dollar wellness industrial complex. If you've ever asked yourself "Is BMI bullshit?" or "Why aren't we addressing poverty when we talk about health? or "Why are we policing people's bodies?" this conversation is for you. Leave with practical strategies for addressing weight stigma in your work, relationships and community. Register here

    Rituals for Healing: Meditation and Workshop

    Feb 5, 2020 - 6:00 - 8:00pm @ Fiends

    This workshop will go over a basic guide on how to use crystals and tarot in meditations and while healing, give individuals a chance to tap into their intuition and strengthen that bond. Participants will have the opportunity to choose crystals that will help them on their personal journeys and get a reading from a specialized spread for this event, ending with a guided meditation using the crystals. Register here.

    Flash Tattoo Event

    Feb 6, 2020 - 12:00 - 6:00pm @ Outlaw Country Tattoo

    Outlaw Country Tattoo is celebrating Eating Disorders Awareness Week with a flash event. Choose from a selection of tattoos ranging from $80-$130. See below for your options. Contact Outlaw Country to book your time. (902) 405-3484 or Learn more.

    Ask Me Anything: Recovery & Eating Disorders

    Feb 6, 2020 - 7:00 - 8:00pm @ Facebook Live

    Join us online where we'll bust some myths, talk about recovery, share info on treatment and support options, and take your question. Learn more. Like EDNS on Facebook.

    Pop Up Events: INFO2GO

    Feb 3, 2020 - 11:00 - 1:30 @ Scotia Square

    Feb 4, 2020 - 11:00 - 1:30 @ NSCC Waterfront

    Feb 6, 2020 - 11:00 - 1:30 @ MSVU

    Feb 6, 2020 - 11:00 - 1:30 @ SMU (Student Centre)

    ​​​​​​​Feb 7, 2020 - 11:00 - 1:30 @ Dal SUB

  • 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.


  • ASIST Trainings

    The BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders will be facilitating Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) courses in 2020. 

    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world.

    Feb 19, 2020 @ UofS Campus - Click for more information and to register.

    Feb 25, 2020 @ BridgePoint in Milden, SK - Click for more information and to register.

    May 12, 2020 @ BridgePoint in Milden, SK - Click for more information and to register.

    Nov 24, 2020 @ BridgePoint in Milden, SK - Click for more information and to register.

  • BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders & University of Saskatchewan

    Feb 4, 2020 - 7:00 - 8:30pm @ HealthSci 1A60

    University of Saskatchewan

    Collaborating with UofS Nutrition Students, BridgePoint is sponsoring a presentation by renowned Sports Registered Dietitian Heather Hynes. She will be discussing how to recognize signs of disordered eating in one’s own behaviour as well as how to optimally fuel the body for exercise and recovery.  Click here to register

    Feb 5, 2020 - 7:00pm @ Arts 241

    University of Saskatchewan

    Collaborating with UofS Nutrition Students, BridgePoint is sponsoring a screening of the documentary, Embrace. Through storytelling, Embrace promotes health at every size, body acceptance, and healthy relationships with exercise. Click here to register.

  • VoicED 2020

    Feb 4, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00pm @ Super Wonder Gallery

    384 College St., Toronto, ON

    An annual event that celebrates community and resiliency through different art mediums, including poetry, music, and dance. Free admission, donations welcome. Register to attend at


    Community Evening: LGBTQ2S Community & Eating Disorders

    Feb 6, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ The Catalyst at Ryerson University

    80 Gould St - RCC 230, Toronto, ON. 

    A panel discussion where members will speak about their experience and future directions for eating disorder advocacy and support. Free admission. Register at

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    Sheena's Place Trivia Night

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    Binge Eating Disorder: FREE Workshop for Health Professionals

    Mar 31, 2020 - 8:30am - 12:30pm @ WE Global Learning Centre

    339 Queen St E

    NEDIC will be hosting a training workshop for health professionals seeking to advance their skills in treating individuals with binge eating disorder.  This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. George Paslakis, psychiatrist for the Eating Disorders Program at Toronto General Hospital and specialist in binge eating disorder.

    Stay tuned for more details!

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  • All About Eating Disorders

    Feb 12, 2020 - 7:00 - 8:30pm @ CMHA Waterloo Office, 1 Blue Springs Dr., Waterloo, ON
    A community workshop featuring clinicians and individuals with lived experience. Learn about eating disorders and local services and supports. Free admission, donations welcome.

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  • Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa Association

    By helping shed light on an issue that is filled with stigma and secrecy, we draw attention to the need to support further research, provide better treatment options and enhanced training, engage in greater prevention efforts, acknowledge the need for caregiver support, and stigma-bust in this under-resourced area.

    Come out to one of outreach events during EDAW to talk to one of our health educators and learn more about eating disorders. Get some of our fun BANA swag too! Click the image below to enlarge the schedule of events! Learn more at



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