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 throughout the summer.


    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:  June 27,  Jul 4,  Jul 11,  Jul 18,  Jul 25,  Aug 1,  Aug 8,  Aug 15,  Aug 22,  Aug 29

    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

    The Renfrew Center

    34th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals 

    FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES & BEYOND: 

    The New Normal: Harnessing Wisdom & Innovation

    Held virtually beginning Friday, November 8, 2024

    Recorded workshops available on demand until Friday, December 27, 2024

    Eligible for up to 56 CEs/CMEs/contact hours 

    Early bird registration discounts available until Friday, September 27, 2024

    Keynote Presentations

    Origins and Legacies: Impacts of Race and Gender on Eating Disorders
    Chukwuemeka Nwuba, MBChB, BSc & Sabrina Strings, PhD 
    Date: Friday, November 8, 2024
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm (EST)

    Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture
    Virginia Sole-Smith
    Date: Saturday, November 9, 2024
    Time: 10:00 – 11:30am (EST)

    The Wellness Trap: Breaking Free from Diet Culture & Disinformation 
    Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDS
    Date: Saturday, November 10, 2024
    Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm (EST)

    Learn More and Register at the Renfrew Center

    Eating Disorders Nova Scotia

    UPCOMING VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

    Free and open to anyone living in Canada. 

    Hey Sugar! A closer look at the controversial carbohydrate
    Date:  Monday July 15, 2024

    Time:  6:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT

    Join one of Eating Disorder Nova Scotia’s registered dietitians, Kathryn Fraser, for a workshop that will take a closer look at sugar, including:

    • A very brief history of sugar and what exactly it is
    • What the evidence says about the health impacts of sugar
    • Popular myths and misunderstandings about sugar
    • Sugar in the context of eating disorder recovery 

    Learn more and register at Eventbrite

    Body Peace Canada

    Colouring the Conversation: A BIPOC Peer Support Group

    Open to anyone ages 18 to 29 who identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Colour


    Dates:  Wednesday July 10th and August 14th

    Time:  7:00 pm Eastern Time on both dates


    Colouring the Conversation is a culturally safe, trauma-informed space for racialized folks to discuss the complex, intersecting identities of being racialized and having lived and/or living experiences of disordered eating, body image, and/or self-esteem concerns. 

    This drop-in group is a casual space to connect with others. Discussions are facilitated by two of Peer Mentors who have experience with eating disorder recovery, have completed our training, and are part of the BIPOC community. 


    Register once and attend one or both sessions.

    Learn more and register
  • Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA)

    VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

    SENSORY MODULATION STRATEGIES AND INTEROCEPTION: A 2-Part Workshop

    Dates:  Wednesday July 17 and 24

    Times:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m. MT

    Facilitated by Sara Kreklewich, occupational therapist, this 2-week workshop will explore: 

    • what interoception is and how it connects to emotional regulation
    • how to improve interoceptive awareness through discussion and implementing strategies
    • connecting body sensations to emotions and identifying strategies that help with feeling regulated
    • the role sensory based strategies can play in recovery
    • how to choose sensory based strategies that feel good 

    Fee:  $20 for both sessions


    EATING DISORDERS AND THE BODY: A 2-Part Workshop for Health Professionals

    Dates:  Wednesday July 24 and Thursday July 25

    Times:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m. MT


    Facilitated by Chantelle Jensen, registered nurse, this 2-part workshop will help participants increase their understanding of specific impacts of eating disorders and disordered eating on the body systems, such as cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and more.  


    The intended audience includes but is not limited to Psychologists, Therapists, Dental Hygienists, Registered Dieticians, Occupational Therapists, and any other professionals interested in learning the impacts on the body.


    Fee:  $20 for both sessions

    Learn More and Register
  • BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorder Recovery

    SUPPORTING YOUR LOVED ONE WITH EATING DISORDER RECOVERY

    Free (for Saskatchewan residents) full-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.

    Date: Friday October 11, 2024

    Time:  10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m CT 

    Learn More and Register at Eventbrite

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