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 - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/parent/

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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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    Landmark Lightup

    The province of Alberta is going to be purple on February 1st
    and we want to share it with you!

    Come find EDSNA volunteers at a secret landmark in each Calgary and Edmonton for prizes. 


    Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/887997278694387

    Questions: info@edsna.ca

    EDNSA Website
  • 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 
    phoenix.wings.ed.recovery@gmail.com

  • Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support

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

  • 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/physiological 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

    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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    A Filmed Reading of the Voice in the Mirror

    The VCH Eating Disorders Program is organizing a virtual event on Thursday February 4th, 7-8pm (PST) for Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2021!

    To register, please visit: https://vancouvercoastalhealth.zoom.us/s/61715566432

    We would love for you to please join us for this virtual event.  This event is open to the public.  Feel free to share with anyone who may be interested!


    A FILMED READING OF THE VOICE IN THE MIRROR 

    Join us for the premiere screening of the filmed reading of The Voice in The Mirror, a short play commissioned by the Vancouver Coastal Health Eating Disorders Program. This play depicts the experience of a young person who develops an eating disorder, and the impact that the eating disorder has on her relationships and life. The dialogue between her and her eating disorder, the Voice in the Mirror, reflects the powerful force that the eating disorder can have on an individual.The VCH Eating Disorders Program hopes to finalize the script and produce a final film for future use as an educational tool.This will be an opportunity for the public to view The Voice in the Mirror, provide feedback on the play,and also share their perspectives on the topic

    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 o􀉡ered free of charge to folks a􀉡ected 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-
    recovery-2021

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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.

    Register

    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.


    Feb 3, 2021 18:30

    Register

    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.


    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
    with hosts Carlie and Sarah.


    Feb 4, 2021 18:30

    Register

    Befriend Binge Eating

    Befriend Binge Eating
    FREE TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
    Learn practical tools tos tart making friends with your binge eating.
    Q & A Time: Ask your questions about binge eating recovery.
    with Dietitian and Intuitive Eating Counsellor,Selene Yan
    WED FEB 10 + THURS FEB 11
    6-7:30 PM MST
    ONLINE VIA ZOOM

    Learn More

    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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    EDAW Ecstatic Dance Workshop

    Ecstatic dance is a facilitated free-􀉥ow movement practice that
    can support your spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual
    health. It empowers people of all genders, sizes, and
    backgrounds to freely express themselves.
    This facilitated dance class will support you to connect with your
    body in a gentle and loving way, and move without inhibitions.


    Register

    Kindness to Self: Meditation and Self-Care Workshop

    You know when you take a deep breath and then realize you
    weren’t really breathing before it? This event is that breath of
    awareness. Show yourself some loving kindness in this 1.5 hour
    meditation and self-care workshop that will explore multiple
    avenues to self-care

    Register

    Embodi_ed Workshop

    Based on the principles of Embodiment, this workshop will help
    attendees recognize how the weaponization of bodies has
    encouraged us to disconnect from ourselves. Through a mix of
    personal stories, case studies, research, and professional
    experience, body-image expert Dr. Angela Grace will discuss
    aspects of weight bias, its intersectionality with social justice,
    and how our bodies interact with the world. Practical tips and
    strategies to address how we talk about bodies, and our body,
    will also be shared. Challenge existing body norms, strengthen
    the connection between your body and mind, and learn to see
    your body through your own eyes.

    Register

    EDSNA Mask Design Contest

    **Open to submissions until February 7th, 2021
    We are looking for creative designs inspired by hope, optimism,
    recovery, and eating disorders awareness! In partnership with
    GiveAMask, the winning design will be manufactured and sold.
    EDSNA will also be the recipient of one mask for each mask sold,
    which will be donated to local organizations and other eating
    disorder-focused groups.
    Help us help others and showcase your vision for Awareness!

    Email submissions to manda@edsna.ca

    Please visit Facebook for full rules and regulations
    https://www.facebook.com/EATINGdsna/photos/pcb.3790635
    357666469/3790635170999821/ 

    Yoga Nidra

    This relaxing and gentle yoga nidra class is your opportunity for
    a pause and reset. In this 90 minute class you will be guided
    through a dreamy experience of sleep meditation that will allow
    you to slip into a deep state of relaxation.
    When: Sunday January 31, 7-8:30 pm
    Where: 656 Caldwell Road, Dartmouth
    Cost: $15
    Register: www.facebook.com/tammyturpleyoganidrareiki

    Register

    EDNS Meet the Mentors

    We understand because we’ve been there.
    Join us virtually during Eating Disorders
    Awareness Week and get to know some of our very own and
    fabulous volunteer Peer Mentors!
    Eating Disorders Nova Scotia strongly believes that there is
    power in sharing stories of lived experience.
    During this casual panel event, we will listen to some Peer
    Mentors’ stories of lived experience recovering from an eating
    disorder and what it’s like to be a mentor with us. You’ll also
    learn a little about the process of becoming a Peer Mentor with
    our organization.
    Questions welcome from attendees throughout the session!!

    Register

    Ask Me Anything with Breanne Hopkins, RD

    We have BIG news!
    DRUM ROLL PLEASE…
    We’ll be welcoming Registered Dietitian Breanne Hopkins to the
    Eating Disorders Nova Scotia team on Monday February 8!
    Get to know Breanne, her approach and anything else you want
    to know about her and our new dietitian services.

    Register

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