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 nedic@uhn.ca.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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

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Events

  • Silver Linings Foundation

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    ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS  

    Registration fees may be reduced if they are a barrier to participating - contact to discuss.
    1.  Adult support group (18+) which begins Monday June 14. The registration fee is $100 for the 8-week program. 
    2.  Physiological effects of bingeing and purging series (18+) which begins Tuesday May 25. The registration fee is $90 for the 6-week program. 
    3.  Adolescent support group (ages 14-17) which begins Thursday June 3. Parent/caregiver consent is required. The registration fee is $50 for the 4-week program. 
    4.  Adult binge eating disorder support group (18+) which begins Monday August 9. The registration fee is $100 for the 8-week program. 
    5.  Parents and carers support group which begins Wednesday July 7. The registration fee is $100 for the 4-week program. 

    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.  Support group for adults (18+) which begins Thursday July 8. The registration fee is $80 for the 8-week program. 
    2.  Drop-in support group for caregivers on Tuesday June 29. The registration fee for each session is $10. 

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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.



    Phoenix Wings Eating Disorders Recovery Initiative 

    895 Brant St. Unit 3 
    Burlington, ON L7R 2J6 
    Danielle’s Place



    Techiya Loewen

    Phone: 519-774-9835 
    phoenix.wings.ed.recovery@gmail.com

  • 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.

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    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. 


    VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

    Free and open to anyone in Canada.

    Hungry: Recognizing and Responding to Your Hunger

    Date:  Monday July 26

    Time:  7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. AST

    Recovery and Relapses
    Date:  Tuesday August 3

    Time:  7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. AST


    How to say No and Protect Your Peace

    Date:  Monday August 9

    Time:  7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. AST


    Queer Perspectives on Eating Disorder Recovery: A Panel Discussion

    Date:  Tuesday August 17

    Time:  7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. AST

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  • 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.


    There are two group options:

    1.  Sage and Spoon for BIPOC folks meets via Zoom every last Wednesday of the month. 

    2.  Sage and Spoon for Black folks meets via Zoom every last Tuesday of the month. 

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    The 31st Annual Renfrew Center Foundation VIRTUAL Conference for Professionals

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN  
    Perspectives on Feminism, Eating Disorders and Beyond 
    Available November 12, 2021 through December 31, 2021  
    Up to 38 CEs/CMEs Offered  

    The Renfrew Center Foundation invites you to joint us for our 31st Annual Conference for Professionals. Renfrew is bringing you a virtual Conference offering up to 38 CEs/CMEs/Contact Hours, showcasing 3 exciting Keynote presentations, 6 live Master Classes, 16 on demand workshops, networking activities and numerous special events which have been a part of the Renfrew Conference for the past three decades. 

    KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:  
    A Conversation with Gabourey Sidibe 
    Gabourey Sidibe, actress and author of “This is Just My Face, Try Not to Stare” 
    Date: Friday, November 12, 2021 
    Time: 10:45am -12:00pm (EST) 

    Eating Disorders: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going 
    Joel Yager, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine 
    Date: Friday, November 12, 2021 
    Time: 1:45pm -3:30pm (EST) 

    Doing Race Differently: RCT, Neuroscience and the Hope for Change 
    Amy Banks, MD, Harvard trained psychiatrist and a Founding Scholar of the International Center for Growth in Connection 
    Maureen Walker, PhD, Licensed psychologist with an independent practice in psychotherapy and anti-racism consultation 
    Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 
    Time: 10:45am -12:30pm (EST)  

    For more information or to register please visit www.renfrewconference.com or contact us at 1-877-367-3383 or conference@renfrewcenter.com.  

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    Women's Support Network of York Region

    WEBINAR

    Sexual Trauma and Eating Disorders

    Date:  Thursday July 29

    Time:  12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST

    The Women’s Support Network, in collaboration with Sheena’s Place and New Realities, will host a discussion about sexual trauma and the impact it can have on our bodies. 

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    NEDIC and Sheena's Place

    WEBINAR

    Food Insecurity and Eating Disorders: A Panel Discussion

    Date:  Tuesday July 27

    Time:  12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST

    In this first part of the two-part event, attendees will learn about eating disorders and food insecurity from research, food justice, dietetics, and lived experience perspectives. 


    Food Insecurity and Eating Disorders: A Cooking Demonstration

    Date:  Tuesday August 3

    Time:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST

    In this second part of the two-part event, attendees will join Sheena's Place nutrition group facilitator, Sari Papular, for an eating disorder-informed cooking session and learn tangible skills for preparing nourishing and delicious meals on a budget.

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    Supporting Individuals with Body Image: Online Interactive Workshop

    Online Interactive Workshop 

    Saturday September 18, 2021 

    9am - 12pm EDT

    Price: $200 Canadian ($150 before August 15, 2021). Limited space so sign up soon! 


    A workshop designed for clinicians and professionals to support clients who are living with body image issues. 


    Some topics that will be covered: 

    • What is poor body image and why clients have body image issues. 
    • How to communicate with clients around body image issues. 
    • Strategies and exercises to work through body image issues. 
    • Appropriate language to address people of different body sizes. 
    • Topics and strategies to find peace with clothing and shopping. 
    • Reflections on our own body image/biases from diet culture and how this impacts our work with clients. 
    • Question and answer period.


    Course instructor: Rachel Oliver, MSW RSW

    Rachel has been working with the eating disorder population in inpatient/outpatient settings as well as her private practice for three years. She has supported many adults, adolescents, parents, families and clinicians with body image psychoeducation and skills. She has extensive eating disorder training and experience in modalities such as Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Body Image, Family Based Therapy, Emotion Focused Skills Training, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion and Intuitive Eating principles. In this workshop, Rachel created a condensed version of strategies and information of what she has found most helpful in her experience working with individuals with body image issues. Rachel is passionate about changing social messaging around diet culture and stigma against those living in larger bodies. Rachel takes a health at every size approach and dreams about a day when all individuals have body freedom, compassion and neutrality. 

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