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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPORT GROUPS SCHEDULED
NEW support group for individuals ages 18 and older experiencing Binge Eating Disorder - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/client
For parents and loved ones - https://www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/help/parent/
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:
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:
Phoenix Wings Eating Disorders Recovery Initiative
895 Brant St. Unit 3
Burlington, ON L7R 2J6
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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 https://gryphlife.uoguelph.ca/.
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.
Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support: http://www.lookingglasscommunity.com/ops
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 email@example.com. Learn more.
Ask Me Anything: Recovery & Eating Disorders
Feb 6, 2020 - 7:00 - 8:00pm @ Facebook Live
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
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.
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.
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.
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 http://voiced2020.eventbrite.ca/
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 http://edawpanel2020.eventbrite.ca/
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!
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.
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 www.bana.ca/edaw