NEDIC Events

The events listed on this page are relevant 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 are in Canada. 

If you are hosting an event, such as an education session, workshop, or conference, we invite you to let us know about it. We are happy to promote the following on this page: 

  • events for which there is no fee to attend, or the fee is nominal (this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis)
  • fundraisers in support of non-profit eating disorder organizations
  • eating disorder-specific trainings hosted by non-profit organizations (regardless of fee) 
  • eating disorder conferences (regardless of fee) 


To request an event listing, please complete this form.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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

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Events

  • 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.


    Meetings take place via Zoom every last Wednesday of the month. 


    Learn more and register

    Westwind Counselling

    Westwind Counselling is offering FREE virtual meal support every Thursday in May and June.


    Meal support is a time set for community meals that offers distraction with recovery forward conversation and learning. It is a reminder that you are not alone, and that you deserve to show up and be supported exactly where you are.



    Dates:  May 23, May 30,  June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27

    Time:  11:00 a.m. PST  


    Free to attend, registration is required.
    If you have any questions, please email breanna@westwindcounselling.ca. Learn more about Westwind Counselling


    Register

    Eating Disorders Nova Scotia

    UPCOMING VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

    Free and open to anyone living in Canada. 

    Autism and Eating Disorders: Let's Talk About ARFID 
    Date:  Tuesday June 11

    Time:  9:00 - 11:00 a.m. EDT

    Eating Disorders Nova Scotia and Autism Canada are teaming up to present this workshop focusing on the link between eating disorders and autism spectrum disorder. To see additional details and register, visit Eventbrite.

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    National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED)



    This FREE virtual group is for men who are caregivers to someone with an eating disorder. Whether you are a parent, sibling, in-law, or close friend, find support and skills. You are not alone.


    Start Date:  Sunday,  June 2, 2024

    Subsequent Meeting Dates:  Tuesday June 18,  Tuesday July 16, Tuesday July 30, and every 2 weeks thereafter

    Time:  7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET


    For more information or to register, e-mail 

    info@nied.ca with the subject line "Men's Support Group".

    Learn More About NIED

    Mindbuffs

    Spotting & Supporting Athletes with Eating Disorders: A FREE webinar for Coaches & Trainers

    Date:  Monday June 10, 2024

    Time:  1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

    This webinar is designed to equip coaches and trainers with the knowledge and tools to help athletes maintain a healthy relationship with food and their bodies while learning how to navigate difficult conversations about these topics. 

    This session will be presented by the Mindbuffs, a team of practitioners who bring their collective experience in athletics, business, e-sports, and coaching into their Sports and Performance Psychology practice to help clients achieve their goals. 

    Learn more and register at Eventbrite
  • Sheena's Place

    TO BE SEEN

    Art Exhibition May 23 – 31, 2024  

    TO BE SEEN is a thought-provoking group exhibition where art becomes the mirror reflecting our collective experience of living within a body.

    Opening event: Thursday, May 23, 2024, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
    Location: The Combine (225 Wellington St W) 

    Join Sheena's Place for a fun evening of art, music, and meaningful conversations at the opening party of its art show on Thursday, May 23 at the Combine, a vibrant community-driven social club and creative hub located in Toronto’s entertainment core.  

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    There will be a panel centered around body image, eating disorder, and the harmfulness of diet culture, featuring Kenzie Brenna (she/her), body image and mental health advocate; Anita Federici, PhD (she/her), Clinical Psychologist and Adjunct Faculty at York University; and Patricia Hoi Ling Ki (she/her), Executive Director at Toronto Art Therapy Institute. The discussion will be moderated by Asante Haughton, renowned mental health activist and speaker. 

    Learn more about TO BE SEEN

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