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.


    1.  Adult binge eating disorder support group (18+) which begins Monday May 2. The registration fee is $150 for the 8-week program.  

    2.  Adult support group (18+) which begins Thursday April 28. The registration fee is $150 for the 6-week program. 
    3.  Adolescent support group (ages 14-17) which begins Wednesday June 1. Parent/caregiver consent is required. The registration fee is $80 for the 4-week program. 

    4.  Physiological effects of eating disorder (18+) which begins Tuesday April 12. The registration fee is $120 for the 6-week program. 

    IN PERSON GROUP

    1.  Art therapy journaling (18+) which begins Monday April 25. The registration fee is $150 for the 5-week program. 

    2.  Yoga: flow and reset (18+) which begins Wednesday June 9. The registration fee is $70 for the 4-week program.

    Silver Linings

    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 March 23. The registration fee is $80 for the 8-week program.
    3. Support group for adults (18+) which begins Tuesday April 5. The registration fee is $80 for the 8-week program. 
    4. Support group for adults (18+) which begins Wednesday April 20. The registration fee is $80 for the 8-week program. 

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  • 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 on Tuesdays.

    VIRTUAL EVENT

    WICKED BODIES: It’s more than physical

    Date:  Tuesday May 3, 2022

    Time:  7:00 - 8:15pm AST

    Wicked Bodies is a film-based toolkit to help to reduce stigma, generate hope, and invite more open conversation among 2SLGBTQIA+ folks struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body dysmorphia. This free event welcomes 2SLGBTQIA+ folks, community service providers, scholars, students, healthcare providers, and the general public to a screening and facilitated discussion.

    VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

    Ditching Diet Culture

    Date:  Monday May 9

    I Think My Child Might Have An Eating Disorder: Practical Steps & Strategies

    Date:  Thursday June 2

    Eating Disorders NS

    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. 

    Upcoming topics

    May 12 (RS):  Recognizing the ED Voice

    May 26 (W):  Exploring ED Treatment Options

    Jun 9 (RS):  How to Tell Someone You Have an ED

    Jul 7 (RS):   The Long and Winding Road of Recovery

    Aug 9 (RS):  Self-Compassion and Recovery

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

    IN-PERSON EVENT

    WICKED BODIES: It’s more than physical

    Date:  Thursday May 26, 2022

    Time:  7:00 - 8:15pm AST

    Location:  Mount Saint Vincent University

    Wicked Bodies is a film-based toolkit to help to reduce stigma, generate hope, and invite more open conversation among 2SLGBTQIA+ folks struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body dysmorphia.

    This free event welcomes 2SLGBTQIA+ folks, community service providers, scholars, students, healthcare providers, and the general public to a screening and facilitated discussion.

    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.


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


    Learn more and register

    Sanctuary in the City

    ONLINE PEER SUPPORT

    Eating Disorder Support Group For Black Folks

    This support groups are free to attend and open to Black folks 18+ of all gender identities, expressions, and sizes. Meetings vary in style from week to week, from presentations with slides to group discussion and sharing. Each meeting has a different theme,  such as perfectionism and eating disorders, shame and pleasure, or uprooting oppressive belief systems. 

    Meetings take place via Zoom every third Tuesday of the month. 

    Learn more and register

    Alberta Wellness Centre for Eating Disorders

    WORKSHOPS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

    Helping Friends and Family Understand Eating Disorders

    These 2-hour workshops will provide friends and extended family with the tools to become educated and supportive allies. It is open to anyone in Canada or the United States who cares about someone with an eating disorder but isn't sure how to help, what to say or what to do. It will provide a safe place for them to ask questions, without perpetuating stigma and shame.  

    Workshops will take place the first Sunday of every month on Zoom.

    2022 Dates:  

    June 5th  
    July 3rd  
    August 7th  
    September 4th  
    October 2nd  
    November 6th  
    December 4th 
    Time:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST

    Facilitator:  Sue Huff,  peer supporter and caregiver coach

    Fee:  $25 per person (or device that is used to access the workshop); additional supporters from the same family using separate devices may register for $15 

    For more information or to register, contact Alberta Wellness Centre for Eating Disorders:

    E-mail:  albertawellnessed@gmail.com 

    Telephone:  780-999-7062

    Alberta Wellness Centre for Eating Disorders

    BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorder Recovery

    SUPPORTING YOUR LOVED ONE WITH EATING DISORDER RECOVERY

    Free (for Saskatchewan residents) 2-day workshop 

    Facilitated by Lauralyn Blackburn, MSW, RSW, CEDS-S 

    This online workshop is designed to equip carers with practical skills derived from Emotion-Focused Family Therapy that will help them strengthen their relationships, with their loved one and respond effectively to strong emotional reactions.

    Dates: Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28

    Times:  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m CST on both days

    Learn More and Register at Eventbrite

    Change Creates Change Eating Disorder Care

    PARENTING THROUGH YOUR CHILD's MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES

    An 8-week, interactive workshop for parents and carers of children with eating disorders and other mental health disorders

    Start Date:  Wednesday May 18, 2022

    Times:  12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EST

    Change Creates Change clinicians Ashley Ticknor, RP, RCT and Jessica Durham, RD will teach participants advanced skills in supporting their child that are influenced by Emotion Focused Family Therapy strategies. 

    The workshop includes: 
    -  8+ hours of LIVE parent coaching with Change Creates Change clinicians 
    -  LIVE Q & A each Wednesday for the 8-week workshop 
    -  Downloadable resources and worksheets to help folks learn between sessions 

    For folks that cannot attend live, sessions will be recorded and available for one week. 


    The cost of the program is $349 + tax, and eligible for coverage under many extended health benefits. 

    A coupon for $50 off is available to NEDIC's audience. 

    Coupon code:  MENTALHEALTH


    If you have questions, please send an e-mail to parents@changecreateschange.com

    Learn more and register at Change Creates Change
  • Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre

    ONLINE PEER SUPPORT

    2SLGBTQI+ Drop-In Peer Support Group

    Date: Mondays April 25 - June 13, 2022

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST on Zoom

    Facilitators: Christine Hsu & Sookie Bardwell                          

    Cost: Sponsored by MAX Ottawa

    Learn more and register at Hopewell

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