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. 


#NEDIC2021: Going Virtual

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be proceeding with an in-person conference for May 2021. We are planning a speaker series, to be delivered as webinars throughout 2021. Your input is appreciated. 

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  • Silver Linings Foundation


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


    For parents and loved ones -


    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
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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

  • Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support

    Looking Glass BC Online Peer Support: 

  • 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.


    The 30th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation VIRTUAL Conference for Professionals

    Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Lessons Learned

    Available November 13through December 14, 2020

    Up to 31 CEs/CMEs Offered

    The Renfrew Center Foundation invites you to experience an innovative, web-based Conference for these extraordinary times!  Renfrew is bringing you a virtual Conference offering up to 31 CEs/CMEs, showcasing 3 exciting, live Keynote presentations, 18 on-demand breakout sessions, networking activities and many special events which have been a part of the Renfrew Conference for the past three decades.  In learning from experts in the eating disorders field, we will explore how this knowledge informs us all going forward and identifies the challenges ahead.  Please join us for this virtual program where we remain committed to providing our long-standing legacy of cutting-edge learning opportunities and connection to one another!

    Keynote Presentations:

    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: Therapy From Both Sides of the Couch

    Lori Gottlieb, MFT, psychotherapist and author of The New York Times bestseller

    Genes, Environment and You. Implications For Personal Illness Narratives or “Why Me?”

    Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, world-renowned researcher in the field of eating disorders 

    Giving Voice

    Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and host

    For more information or to register please visit  or contact Kelly Krausz at 1-877-367-3383 or

  • 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.

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  • Women's Health Clinic Seasonal Workshops

    Upcoming Seasonal Workshops

    Our workshops are free and open to all genders: women, men, trans and non-binary people ages 16 and up, including our clients, community members, families, and service providers. You do not need to have an eating disorder to attend, only a desire to have a more balanced and peaceful relationship with food and your body.

    Family & Friends Workshop (Part 1): What are Eating Disorders and How can I Help? – Saturday, November 14 • 12:30-2:30pm

    Overcoming Perfectionism – Wednesday, November 18 • 5:00-7:00pm

    Nutrition and the Holidays – Monday, December 7 • 6:00-8:00pm

    Family & Friends Workshop (Part 2): Communicating with your Loved One – Saturday, January 16 • 12:30-2:30pm

    We are now offering virtual workshops! Workshops will be held on Microsoft Teams. A computer, tablet or smartphone is required to virtually participate.

    Click here to view a printable version of our Winter Workshop flyer.

    To register, contact 204-947-2422 ext. 137 or email

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