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. 



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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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

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Events

  • Silver Linings Foundation

    ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS  

    Registration fees may be reduced if they are a barrier to participating - contact to discuss.

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    1.  Adult binge eating disorder support group (18+) which begins Monday February 28. The registration fee is $150 for the 8-week program.  

    2.  Adult support group (18+) which begins Wednesday, January 26. The registration fee is $150 for the 6-week program. 
    3.  Adolescent support group (ages 14-17) which begins Thursday, January 20. Parent/caregiver consent is required. The registration fee is $80 for the 4-week program. 
    4.  Parents and carers support group which begins Monday, January 24. The registration fee is $100 for the 4-week program. 

    5.  Physiological effects of eating disorder (18+) which begins Tuesday, February 8. The registration fee is $120 for the 6-week program. 

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    Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA)

    ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS


    EDSNA offers professionally-facilitated support groups using Zoom. Registration fees may be reduced if they are a barrier to participating - contact to discuss. 


    1.   Drop-in support group for caregivers which begins Monday January 24. The registration fee for each session is $10.
    2.   Support group for women ages 40+ which begins Wednesday January 26. The registration fee is $80 for the 8-week program.
    3.   Support group for adults (18+) which begins Wednesday February 2. The registration fee is $80 for the 8-week program. 

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  • Ontario Caregiver Organization

    WEBINAR


    Caregiving and Eating Disorders: Expect the Unexpected

    Date:  Thursday February 3, 2022

    Time:   12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

    As Wendy Preskow and Michelle D'Amico share their respective caregiving experiences, attendees will learn about the caregiver’s role in supporting recovery from an eating disorder and strategies and resources, including caring themselves as well as others.

    Learn More and Register at Eventbrite

    Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

    WEBINAR

    Disordered Eating After Trauma

    Date:  Thursday February 3, 2022

    Time:  2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST

    As part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, the Centre is hosting this educational session about the connection between disordered eating and sexual violence trauma. It will cover the impacts of trauma, why someone who has experienced sexual violence is at higher risk for an eating disorder, and how to support a trauma survivor who is struggling with disordered eating.

    Learn more and register at Eventbrite

    Sheena's Place

    EDAW TRIVIA NIGHT 2022

    Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Time: 7:00pm EST 



    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.

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    Learn more and register at Eventbrite

    EDSNA and Silver Linings

    WORKSHOP

    Hope in Motion

    Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

    Time: 6:45pm MST


    Join EDSNA and Calgary Silver Linings Foundation as we move and breathe our way through societal body-image pressure and anxiety in an Alberta-wide, free-form dance and grounding session in light of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022.


    This online event will guide you through an ecstatic dance practice (led by Michelle Newlands) and guided breathwork meditation (led by Marin McCue), helping you connect back to your body and heart. This workshop is accessible to those of all genders, sizes, and abilities. All proceeds will go towards providing accessible eating disorder support to Albertans.

    Learn more and register at Eventbrite

    EDSNA

    PLAY - ONLINE EVENT

    Final Sale: No Exchanges, No Refunds.

    Date: Play is available on demand, Q&A will air on Thursday, February 3, 2022

    Time: Q&A - 7:30pm MST


    Virtual: Jessica is trying to accept her body. What for though? If she could just change it, life would be better. A journey of foibles, fat and unfortunate farts leads Jessica through close contact with her body. Frustrating, sad, awkward and funny; a story about coming to terms with ourselves.


    A live Q&A with playwright and actor Jessica Belbin and registered psychologist Dr. Angela Grace will stream on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. Admission to the Q&A is included as part of the ticket purchase.


    Please note: this show is 18+


    Trigger warning. Show contains Adult Language, Discussion of Disordered Eating, Description of Bodily Functions


    WORKSHOP

    Eating Disorders: Awareness and risk mitigation in the fitness industry

    Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022

    Time: 9am - 2pm MST


    Virtual: Disordered eating and body image concerns often present themselves in gyms, athletic and/or competitive environments, and in aesthetic-focused sports and activities. Unfortunately, many coaches, trainers, and instructors aren’t sure how to approach the folks they see exhibiting concerning behaviours; fewer still might recognize those concerning behaviours in themselves.


    Join a team of professionals in this accredited course as they discuss eating disorders, disordered eating, diets, and exercise. Learn more about how to support clients and yourself in whatever active environment you work in.


    Attendees will earn Continuing Education Credits (CEC) for attending both days. See FAQ section, below, for more information about accrediting bodies. 

    Speakers include:

    a recreational therapist from the University of Alberta Eating Disorders Program 
    a registered psychologist 
    a registered dietitian 
    a gym owner 
    the EDSNA Executive Director


    WEBINAR

    Eating Disorders in Post Secondary: the Impact of School and Social Media 

    Date: Monday, February 7, 2022

    Time: 7:00pm MST


    Virtual: Being a post-secondary student is tough, and there can be additional considerations when you’re also managing recovery from an eating disorder/disordered eating.


    As many as 47% of post-secondary students are at high risk of developing an eating disorder or disordered eating while they’re in post-secondary. Between the course load, personal and professional expectations, and social media, the pressure can be intense for many. There are also additional responsibilities if students have accessed treatment and are managing recovery as well. Quite frankly, it can all feel like a lot– even doing laundry can feel overwhelming sometimes.


    Join registered psychologist Dr. Angela Grace, social media influencers, and EDSNA in this webinar to discuss these issues, and learn some practical strategies to support yourself and those around you.


    Disclaimer:  Please note, due to the subject matter only folks 18+ are able to attend. Attendees do not need to be post-secondary students, or have had an eating disorder/disordered eating to attend- it is open to anyone!

    Learn more and register at EDSNA

    Jessie's Legacy

    WEBINAR

    Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Talks: A Conversation about Eating Disorders and Body Image on Campus

    Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Time: 12pm PDT



    While the pandemic shifted the world into a state of transition, it continues to have a unique impact on the lives of university students. This conversation with Jessie’s Legacy will delve into experiences of transition, and the variety of experiences that brings up in relation to food, body image, and coping with uncertainty. We aim to give participants a common language around eating disorders and disordered eating, explore the impact of the pandemic on university students with and without eating disorders, and how to build capacity in responding to and supporting students. With an emphasis on dialogue and connection, we will look at answering: 

    • How did this time impact your own relationship with your body?
    • How do you think it might have been for someone who is first experiencing struggle versus for someone who was already struggling?
    • What does it look like when someone is struggling and how do you offer them support?
    • What are some of the challenges and barriers experienced on campus?



    This talk will provide space for folks of all experience and knowledge levels to engage in conversation around creating awareness, community, and support on campus for students struggling with disordered eating and eating disorders.

    Learn more and register at Eventbrite

    Change Creates Change

    WEBINAR

    Let’s Talk Eating Disorders: Change Creates Change

    Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

    Time: 8:00pm AST


    Jillian Walsh, an Eating Disorder Therapist and Dietitian, hosts this free webinar to help teams, coaches and trainers navigate eating disorders and RED-S within athletics.


    During this webinar, Jillian will teach you about the signs, symptoms, and effects of RED-S and disordered eating amongst athletes. She will take you through the red flags of eating disorders and provide guidance on how to get the right help for any athlete living with an eating disorder.


    Following the teaching portion of the webinar, attendees are welcomed to join in for a question and answer period with Jillian. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have!

    Learn more and register at Change Create Change

    Eating Disorders Nova Scotia

    ONLINE EVENT

    Eating Disorders Nova Scotia Virtual Open House

    Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Time: 1pm AST


    Learn about EDNS peer support programs, counselling services, nutrition counselling, and how to access these services. 

    Learn more and register at Eating Disorders Nova Scotia

    Acadia University - Sarah Pittoello and Chaiti Seth

    WEBINAR

    Entangled Landscapes: Acadia University               

    Brain Health Rewards Program Session 1

    Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Time: 7:30pm AST

    This talk examines the ways in which oppression impacts both our inner and outer landscapes. Sarah Pittoello and Chaiti Seth contextualize this exploration in the realm of food systems – as something tangible, fulfilling, and universally essential to human peoples–a thread that weaves together the inner and outer landscapes of body, community, and earth.

    Attend the online event on Microsoft Teams

    Victoria Pike - Registered Dietitian

    WEBINAR

    Sports Nutrition: with Registered Dietitian Victoria Pike

    Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022

    Time: 7:30pm AST


    Have you ever wondered if you needed to modify your food intake when you work-out? In this webinar you will learn what to eat before, during, and after exercising.

    Register at Microsoft Teams
  • Looking Glass BC

    ONLINE PEER SUPPORT

    Free and open to anyone in Canada ages 14+ living with or affected by disordered eating/eating disorders.

    Peer support chat sessions are scheduled every day of the week except for Saturday, with multiple sessions on Tuesday and Thursday.


    NEW binge eating-specific peer support chat sessions are scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of the month.

    Looking Glass BC

    Eating Disorders Nova Scotia

    ONLINE PEER SUPPORT 

    Free and open to anyone in Canada ages 17+ living with or affected by disordered eating/eating disorders. 

    1.  Support chat:  chat sessions occur on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and are moderated by trained peer mentors. 

    2.  Support group:  meetings via Zoom on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. 

    3.   Family & friends support group:  meetings via Zoom from September to June on the last Tuesday of the month. 

    4.   NEW two-spirit, trans+, and non-binary peer support group:  weekly meetings from Wednesday January 18 to Wednesday February 22.



    VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

    Free and open to anyone in Canada.

    Relationships and Recovery: Improving Your Relationships with Yourself and Others

    Date:  Monday January 24, 2022

    Time:  6:00 - 7:00 p.m. AST

    Eating Disorders Recovery Summit

    Date:  Monday February 7, 2022

    Time:  6:00 - 7:00 p.m. AST



    GROUPS


    Tools for Recovery

    Dates: The start date of Wednesday November 10 has been postponed; check back soon for new details.

    Cost: $500 *

    Build the skills needed to accept yourself and bring change through Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). DBT helps people learn and use new skills and strategies to improve their lives and is helpful for those with eating disorders. 
    This 6-week program is open to anyone living in NS or PEI.

     *Regular price is $500. Receipts are provided, and the cost can be reimbursed by many insurance companies. Subsidies of up to 75% off are available. Please visit the EDNS website for more information.

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    Body Brave

    VIRTUAL RECOVERY SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

    Join Body Brave on Thursdays between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. (EST) for free support via Zoom. Open to anyone ages 17+ in Canada. 


    Recovery sessions (RS) are conversations, co-led by individuals with lived experience of an eating disorder/disordered eating and a clinician, around self-help topics including practical skills, tools, and resources. Workshops (W) are single sessions, facilitated by a clinician, on a specific recovery topic. 

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    Upcoming topics

    Jan 27 (RS): How Do I Start Recovery?

    Feb 10 (RS): Barriers to Recovery

    Learn More and Register at Body Brave
  • Eating Disorders Nova Scotia

    VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION


    I Think My Child Might Have an Eating Disorder

    Date:   Tuesday February 1, 2022

    Time:  1:15 - 2:15 p.m. (AST)


    Experts from the IWK and Nova Scotia Health Authority will cover: 

    • Common warning signs 
    • The importance of early detection 
    • How and where to get help for your child or teen 
    • What you can do now to support your child or teen
    Learn More and Register at Eventbrite
  • Sage and Spoon

    ONLINE PEER SUPPORT


    Founded by Nalgona Positivity Pride,  Sage and Spoon is a support program established to meet a need for more closed spaces designated for members of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities struggling with body image issues and/or disordered eating. Sage and Spoon support groups are free to attend and open to folks 18+ of all gender identities, expressions, and sizes.


    There are two group options:

    1.  Sage and Spoon for BIPOC folks meets via Zoom every last Wednesday of the month. 

    2.  Sage and Spoon for Black folks meets via Zoom every last Tuesday of the month. 

    Sage + Spoon

    Online Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Someone with an Eating Disorder

    6 Wednesdays: February 2 - March 9, 2022
    6:30 - 8:00 PM MST


    Co-facilitators: 
    Sara Kreklewich, former Eating Disorder Consultant, AHS
    Sue Huff, former Executive Director for EDSNA, caregiver coach, parent with lived experience


    FEES: $130 per person 
    To register, please email sarakreklewich@gmail.com

    Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA)

    VIRTUAL WORKSHOP


    3-Part Yoga and Journaling Series

    Dates:  February 10,  17, and 24

    Times:  8:00 - 9:30 p.m. MST


    Facilitated by Rachel Tu, dietitian and yoga teacher, this series will include:
    • Yoga tools for self-compassion 
    • Exploration of self-soothing and grounding practices 
    • Practices of non-judgemental observation 
    • Attention to inner and outer body awareness experiences 
    • Space for small group reflection and check-in 
    • Guidance for continued practice at home


    FEES:  $10 per session or $25 for all 3

    Learn More and Register at Eventbrite
  • Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition

    18th Annual Faces of Recovery Event

    Join us for a panel discussion featuring individuals on the road to recovery from an eating disorder, as well as family members who have supported their journey.


    Date:  Wednesday February 9, 2022

    Time:  7:00 - 8:30 p.m. EST

    Learn More and Register at Eventbrite

    Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre

    WEBINAR

    The Responsibilities of Educators & Coaches in the Prevention & Intervention of Eating Disorders 

    Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST


    Today’s youth are in crisis and as a community, we all have a role to play in supporting them and their development through these challenging times. Join us for a Hot Seat panel discussion about the responsibilities that educators, coaches and anyone working with youth have in the prevention and intervention of eating disorders. You will learn ways in which school and sports environments can impact a child’s relationship with their body and food. As well, you will gain insight on ways we unintentionally pass on our own harmful biases and learn how to identify and help a youth who may have an eating disorder.


    Open to anyone working with children & youth including teachers, coaches, social workers, day care providers, camp counsellors as well as parents and caregivers.


    Added info: $ are done by donation   

    Learn more and register at Hopewell
  • Women's Health Clinic

    VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

    Women's Health Clinic is now offering virtual workshops via Microsoft Teams. They are free and open to all genders (women, men, trans and non-binary people), ages 16 and up.


    Health at Every Size (HAES): A Focus on Wellness 
    Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Time: 6 - 8 p.m. CST

    Family and Friends* Part 1: What are Eating Disorders and How Can I Help? 
    Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022

    Time: 1 - 3 p.m. CST

    Transforming Body Image 

    Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022

    Time: 1 - 3:30 p.m. CST

    Family and Friends* Part 2: Communicating with Your Loved One 
    Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022

    Time: 1 - 3 p.m. CST 

    Overcoming Perfectionism

    Date: Monday, March 14, 2022

    Time: 6 - 8 p.m. CST 

    Expressing Yourself: Strategies for Effective Communication in Your Relationships 
    Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022

    Time: 10 a.m. -12 p.m. CST 

    Cultivating Calm: Finding Peace at Mealtimes 
    Date: Monday, April 25, 2022

    Time: 6 - 8 p.m. CST


    To register, please contact 204-947-2422 ext. 137 or email edprogram@womenshealthclinic.org

    Learn more and register at Women's Health Clinic

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