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

Zest for Life

Zest for Life is NEDIC's annual fundraiser. It is held in October of every year. This year, it is on Wednesday October 16th.  Visit for tickets and more!


NEDIC’s biennial body image and self-esteem conference is an interdisciplinary event that brings together dietitians, educators, fitness professionals, mental health clinicians, nurses, researchers, and individuals who have experienced eating disorders. Attendees come from across Canada to learn from a rich and varied lineup of speakers, sharing current research and its real-world application. #NEDIC2019 was held at the Chestnut Conference Centre in Toronto on May 9 & 10, 2019!  


  • Silver Linings Foundation


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


    For parents and loved ones -


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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. The motto is: 

    You’ve got THIS! 

    • The future 

    2019 Dates: 
    January 3 
    July 4 
    February 7 
    August 1 
    March 7 
    September 5 
    April 4 
    October 3 
    May 2 
    November 7 
     June 6 
    December 5 

    Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 
    Fortinos’ Community Room, 
    1579 Main St W, 
    Hamilton, ON L8S 1E6

    Techiya Loewen, 
    Family Peer Support Worker 
    Text: 519-774-9835 
    E-mail: phoenix.wings.ed.recovery@

  • Eating Disorders International Conference

    Beat is delighted to announce that the sixth Eating Disorders International Conference will take place on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 March 2020 at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow in collaboration with the Faculty of Eating Disorders of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    The Scientific Programme Committee invites you to submit abstracts for research to be considered for presentation at the Eating Disorders International Conference 2020.

    Deadline for submission is: 23:59 24 October 2019.

    The themes for EDIC 2020 include:

    · Brain theories and interventions

    · Early Intervention

    · Community alternatives to admission

    · LGBTQ+ communities and eating disorders

    Further details about the abstract submission guidelines and for further information on how to submit an abstract can be found here.

    All posters will be assessed, and a cash prize of £250 will be awarded by the RCPsych's Faculty of Eating Disorders to the one that scores most highly during EDIC 2020.

    Thank you to all those who have already submitted, we look forward to receiving the final few submissions before the Scientific Programme Committee will begin the selection process.

    If you have any further questions please get in touch by emailing or calling us on 01275 266003

  • 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.


  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Clinician Training

    The essence of EFFT is to increase the positive role of caregivers in their child’s recovery, regardless of their age, level of motivation or involvement in formal treatment themselves. The clinician’s role is to support parents and caregivers to increase their involvement in specific ways – including recovery coaching, emotion coaching and relationship repair. The model also involves a module for clinicians to support caregivers to identify, understand, and transform “emotion blocks” that lead to therapy-interfering attitudes or behaviours.

    The training model is designed to introduce newcomers to the approach and give them a working experiential knowledge of the model. Those with previous experience will have the opportunity to grow their expertise, increase and deepen their experiential practice, and further expand their skillset.

    This training includes experiential components and participants will learn techniques that can be integrated into existing treatment models. 

    Background/experience in family therapy is not necessary.

    This is an excellent learning opportunity for medical professionals including dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, educators and others who interact with individuals, parents and/or families.

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  • The 28th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals

    The 29th Annual Renfrew Center Foundation Conference for Professionals 
    Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Discerning Truth 
    NOVEMBER 8 - 10, 2019 
    Philadelphia Airport Marriott 
    18 CEs/CMEs Offered 

    As we continue to address the challenges we face as a professional community, we recognize the importance of discerning truth in our current climate of “fake news”, unsubstantiated claims and slanted rhetoric. These forces have contributed to rising levels of distrust and vulnerability among our clients with eating disorders.  Conference 2019 will examine the ways in which we, as clinicians, can help clients develop skills to enhance critical thinking, emotional regulation and relational connection. At the same time, it is incumbent upon us to explore our own biases and capacity for taking others’ perspectives, utilizing empirically-based, justice informed science and research. Discerning Truth will focus on cognitive and psychological flexibility, neuroscience and the developing brain, compassion, and the healing qualities of the therapeutic relationship. 
    Keynote Presentations: 
    Bringing Truth to Light 
    Laura Ling 
    Discerning Truth: Tackling Biases and Blind Spots in Eating Disorder Science and Research 
    Research Panel: Kelly L. Klump, PhD (moderator);  
    Carolyn Black Becker, PhD, ABPP & NiCole Therese Buchanan, PhD 

    Polarization in Civic and Intimate Life: How Therapists Can Help 
    William J. Doherty, PhD 
    Doing Better: Rejecting Antiquated Conceptualizations of Mind-Body-Weight 
    Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED 
    For more information or to register please visit or contact Kelly Krausz at 1-877-367-3383 or  

  • Kernel of Wisdom Support Groups

    In Kernel of Wisdom’s 2 ED group options, clients benefit from: feedback on meals and mechanical eating; support to challenge feared foods and rules; peer sharing and connection; processing and guidance from professional facilitators; skill development in areas such as emotion regulation, urge surfing, or mindful eating; and similar insights and benefits as one gains in individual counselling.


    Date + Time: Monday evenings, 7pm-8:30pm
    Location: 235 Broadview Ave, Unit 4, TORONTO
    Duration: 75 minutes


    Date + Time: Friday afternoons, 12pm-1:00pm
    Online Webinar “Room” Software/Application: ZOOM conferencing (see
    Duration: 55 minutes

    All participants must be screened and approved by Joelle prior to starting. Groups will be capped at 8 participants. Enrollment will occur ongoing, as spaces become available.


    Recovery: A Holistic Approach

    Join Abby Rozen and 5 guest facilitators as we delve into holistic approaches to Eating Disorder recovery. 

    Using art, movement, humour and skills building we will collectively work to align ourselves with the values needed to support our recovery. Together we will seek to uncover hope and acceptance through this nurturing 12 week group. 
    Saturdays 10am-12pm 
    October 5th - December 21st 
    $480 for 12 sessions


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