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 binge eating disorder support group (18+) which begins Monday October 25. The registration fee is $100 for the 8-week program.  

    2.  Adult support group (18+) which begins Tuesday November 9. The registration fee is $120 for the 6-week program. 
    3.  Adolescent support group (ages 14-17) which begins Thursday November 4. Parent/caregiver consent is required. The registration fee is $80 for the 4-week program. 
    4.  Parents and carers support group which begins Wednesday October 13. The registration fee is $100 for the 4-week program. 

    5.  Physiological effects of bingeing and purging series (18+) which begins Tuesday October 5. The registration fee is $120 for the 6-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.  Drop-in support group for caregivers which begins Tuesday August 18. The registration fee for each session is $10.
    2.  Support group for women ages 40+ which begins Wednesday September 22. The registration fee is $80 for the 8-week program.

    3.  Support group for adults (18+) with eating disorders/disordered eating which begins Tuesday October 26. The registration fee is $80 for the 8-week program.

    4.  Support group for adults (18+) who experience binge eating which begins Tuesday November 2. The registration fee is $70 for the 7-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.

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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.

    Let's Talk About Fat

    Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 
    Time: 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM AST



    GROUPS

    Tools for Recovery

    Dates: Wednesday November 10 to Wednesday December 15, 2021

    Cost: $500 *


    Build the skills needed to accept yourself and bring change through Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). DBT helps people learn and use new skills and strategies to improve their lives and is helpful for those with eating disorders. 
    This 6-week program is open to anyone living in NS or PEI.

     *Regular price is $500. Receipts are provided, and the cost can be reimbursed by many insurance companies. Subsidies of up to 75% off are available. Please visit the EDNS website for more information.

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    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

    Oct 7 (W)  Navigating Grocery Shopping 
    Oct 14 (RS):  Who Is on My Support Team? 
    Oct 21 (W):  The Biological Basis of Eating Disorders 
    Oct 28 (RS):  Dealing with Diet Culture 
    Nov 4 (W):  Setting Boundaries 
    Nov 18 (RS):  What is Flexible Eating? 
    Dec 2 (W):  Coping with Bad Body Image Days 
    Dec 16 (RS):  Talking with Friends and Family 

    Learn More and Register at Body Brave
  • 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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    Online Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Someone with an Eating Disorder

    6 Wednesdays: Oct 13 - Nov 17, 2021 
    6:30 - 8:00 PM MST

    Co-facilitators: 
    Sara Kreklewich, former Eating Disorder Consultant, AHS

    Sue Huff, former Executive  Director for EDSNA, caregiver coach, parent with lived experience 

    FEES: $130 per person 
    To register, please email sarakreklewich@gmail.com

    Women's Support Network of York Region

    WEBINAR

    Trauma and Eating Disorders

    Date:  Friday December 3

    Time:  12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST

    The Women’s Support Network, in collaboration with NEDIC, will present a public education session on the relationship between trauma and eating disorders. Attendees will learn about:

    • signs of trauma and eating disorders
    • myths and facts
    • how to support those dealing with trauma and eating disorders
    • supports and resources
    Learn More and Register at Eventbrite
  • Arrimage Estrie

    Comment se développent les insatisfactions corporelles chez les enfants ? Comment en reconnaître les signes et agir en tant qu’adulte lorsqu’on croit qu’un enfant est préoccupé par son poids ou son apparence physique ?

    Voici quelques-unes des questions qui seront abordées lors de cette visioconférence au cours de laquelle Marie-Michèle vous partagera différentes pistes d’intervention pour soutenir les enfants dans le développement d’une image corporelle saine et diversifiée.

    GRATUIT et ouvert à toute la population.


    Date : 20 octobre 2021

    Heure : 18:30 à 20:30

    Lieu : En ligne sur Zoom

    Learn more at Arrimage Estrie
  • 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 November 12 and Saturday November 13

    Learn More and Register at Eventbrite
  • Women's Health Clinic

    VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

    Women's Health Clinic is now offering virtual workshops via Microsoft Teams. They are free and open to all genders (women, men, trans and non-binary people), ages 16 and up.    

    Overcoming Perfectionism
    October 14, 2021:  5:30 – 8 p.m. CDT


    Family & Friends Workshop Part 1: What are Eating Disorders and how can I Help?
    October 23, 2021: 1 – 3 p.m. CDT


    Family & Friends Workshop Part 2: Communicating with your Loved one
    November 27, 2021: 1 – 3 p.m. CDT


    Nutrition and the Holidays
    December 6, 2021: 6 – 8 p.m. CDT


    To register, please contact 204-947-2422 ext. 137 or email edprogram@womenshealthclinic.org

    Learn more and register at Women's Health Clinic

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