Events

We invite you to play a role in increasing awareness of the prevalence of disordered eating in your community, and to be part of the search for solutions. We are here to support your efforts and to provide information and resources.

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We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Current Listings

National
     Alberta
     British Columbia
     Manitoba
     New Brunswick
     Newfoundland & Labrador
     Nova Scotia
     Ontario
     Quebec

International
     United States
     Europe

 


National

The Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders offers a FREE on-line Support Group service where people can come together in a safe space to support each other and chat.

How much you want to talk is up to you! You can just listen, or you can share your thoughts and feelings as you feel comfortable. The group does not discuss weight, diet, food or behaviours, to keep the environment safe.

About the Support Groups:

  • they offer an innovative vehicle for support.
  • they are not location specific and can be accessed from the comfort of your own home.
  • they are anonymous and confidential.
  • physical preconceptions or comparisons are not permitted.
  • they provide an additional opportunity to take the first step towards help.
  • one to two trained facilitators keep the sessions supportive and safe for everyone.
     

Anyone living with or affected by an eating disorder is welcome. Sessions are held:
Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 - 12:00 a.m. EST
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 - 12:00 a.m. EST

Sign up for free at http://chat.lookingglassbc.com. For more information, contact the Support Group Coordinators:
Amy Candido acandido@telus.net
Karen Wall karenwall4@gmail.com

Join the Something's Gotta Give campaign - see flyer!


Alberta

Events from EDSNA

Calgary

Edmonton

Red Deer

Thursday, February 2nd, 7 PM
Amphitheater of Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School, 50 Lees St, Red Deer, AB  T4R 2P6

Panel Discussion and Proclamation by the City of Red Deer of the Week

Panelists will speak for on the following topics and then it will be opened up for discussion.
               *Dangers of Dieting (Patty Rempel)
               *Information for Loved Ones (Sara Kreklewich)
               *Signs your Loved One may have an Eating Disorder (Kelsey Hanson)
               *Developing a Recovery Plan and Using Healthy Coping Strategies (Natasha Hodder)

 Monday, February 6th
An Evening of Meditative Colouring 
Please join us for an interactive evening of body positivity meditative colouring*, music, discussion and connecting with others. We will also be drawing for door prizes at the end of our evening.

Time and Location TBA, stay tuned!

*Please note: there will also be opportunity to participate in the body positivity meditative colouring throughout the week at Burman Campus in Lacombe


British Columbia

Events from PEDAW

#Hunt2LoveOurBodies: Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

February 1-28th, 2017

WHAT:  The Hunt to Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves challenges residents of B.C. to complete missions for points using an app for Android, iPhone and tablet devices called “GooseChase.” GooseChase is a free app that hosts mass scavenger hunts!  The game has a list of missions/tasks for everyone to complete. Each of these missions relates to promoting Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention and has a name, description and point value – and some also have a website link associated with them.

WHY:  We are doing this for eating disorder awareness in conjunction with the Eating Disorders Awareness Week!  Over $500.00 in prizes to be won ~ stay tuned for details!

WHEN:  The game will run from Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 until Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.

WHO:  Open to all ages of residents of BC. Must be a BC resident to be eligible for prizes.

HOW:  Install the free GooseChase app on your iPhone or Android device.  Search “GooseChase” in the app store; there is no charge to download. Create a free account on the GooseChase app! Join the game by searching for LOVE OUR BODIES, LOVE OURSELVES from within the GooseChase app

 

#PURPLE4PEDAW

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

February includes Eating Disorder Awareness week, and we need YOUR help to spread awareness about eating disorders!

WHAT:  A time where we stop and honor eating disorders awareness, education, and prevention across Canada! Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs from February 1st - 7th, 2017, and we invite everyone on Friday to wear PURPLE or our wristband and snap a photo of yourself on social media with hashtag #Purple4PEDAW!

WHEN:  Show your support by posting photos on our social media streams on Friday,  February 3, 2017

WHO:  Residents of all ages across B.C.

HOW:  Upload photos that feature our wristbands or purple outfit. Be creative!

·         FACEBOOK:  facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves

·         TWITTER:  @loveourbodies

·         INSTAGRAM:  @loveourbodies

Dont have a wristband? If you live in B.C., fill out this form and we will send you a FREE wristband:  bit.ly/PEDAW_Wristband

#PURPLE4PEDAW: Local Landmarks

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Program presents our fourth annual Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is asking our community partners to light up purple for Friday, February 3rd, 2017 to show their support for eating disorders awareness.

WHAT:  Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness program presents our 4th annual PEDAW campaign is asking our community partners to light up purple Friday February 3rd 2017 to show their support for eating disorders awareness.

WHEN:  Friday, February 3rd, 2017

WHERE:  Local landmarks across B.C.!

HOW:  Simply fill out the short form here for either venue lighting and/or merchandise requests:  https://goo.gl/forms/jbdKeT7n4lap0IKn2

Snap a picture of your community landmark lit purple and post on social media with hashtag #Purple4PEDAW! 

See confirmed list here:  http://bit.ly/2ekvwqW

 

PEDAW & the Vancouver Canucks

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

WHAT:  The Vancouver Canucks will be playing the Minnesota Wild at Rogers Arena!  

PEDAW will host a “Community Table” near the main entrance

Rogers Arena will be lighting up purple for ED Awareness

The Canucks will all be wearing our iconic purple wristbands to honor Eating Disorders Awareness

Jumbotron will be having a message display describing ED Awareness

The rink will be lit purple

WHEN:  Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 7:00pm

WHERE:  Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver, BC

WHO:  Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild

HOW:  www.ticketmaster.ca

 

PEDAW Panel Event:  Reaching Out: Supporting Someone Struggling with Eating & Weight

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

PEDAW is putting on a FREE public panel event to celebrate and acknowledge Eating Disorders Awareness Month (every February!) and promote prevention and awareness of eating disorders. We are proud to provide this opportunity for you to listen and ask questions to our panelists as they share their illuminated perspectives on the event theme, “Reaching Out: Supporting Someone Struggling with Eating and Weight.”

WHAT:  Our panelists come with expertise in, connection to, and actions on the real-world desires and struggles that individuals have with body-image, self-esteem and eating disorders. We thank them for sharing their knowledge, personal experience, and insights in the area. By attending you will have the opportunity to engage in useful discussion and thoughtful dialogue and leave with a rich learning experience and better understanding on how to help a friend or loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 12:00-1:30pm

WHERE:  University of British Columbia: Robson Square

800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC, in the Main Lecture Theatre

WHO:  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

COST:  Free!

HOW:  Register today here pedawpanel2017.eventbrite.ca

 

Events from the Looking Glass Foundation

Something’s Gotta Give 

It’s been 33 years since musician Karen Carpenter’s death from anorexia put eating disorders on the radar screen of a generation.  In all that time, the story remains the same. While much has been accomplished, little has changed. People are still dying, lives are still being robbed, and the disease is showing up earlier and among more people than ever before.

The Looking Glass Foundation is dedicated to continuing the work we have been doing.  At the same time, we recognize that what we’re doing — what any of us could ever conceivably do on our own — isn’t enough to really get to the other side of eating disorders, to really put this disease behind us.  There’s a culture and context that defines much of what we can do.  The problem of eating disorders is bigger and more complex than we alone – or any organization – could ever hope to solve on its own. The barriers are too many. And while they may be budging a little here and there, they’re not giving way.

That is simply not okay. We, all of us, have to ramp up our effort.

If we’re really going to get to the other side of eating disorders, something’s gotta give … What IS it?

Something’s Gotta Give is about constructive action, compassionate resolve, and the power of humanity to achieve real change. It belongs to all the people out there who get the tragedy of this disease, the urgency of overcoming it.

Join the Something's Gotta Give campaign - see our flyer! 

 

Events from Kelty Mental Health Centre

Upcoming Pinwheel Education Series Events

The Pinwheel Education Series are a group of free, all inclusive education events open to anyone in BC. The aim is to provide learning opportunities for the public on key mental health and substance use topics, and host a forum where people can engage in dialogue with experts and persons with lived experience.

 


Manitoba

New Brunswick


Newfoundland & Labrador

 

  • Flag raising at Confederation Building on February 1st with provincial government representative present;
  • Proclamation signings confirmed with mayors for the City of St. John's, City of Corner Brook, Town of Gander and Town of Torbay;
  • All 4 municipalities above will also raise and fly our flag from February 1st to 7th;
  • February 1st we will be conducting a Body Project Canada training session with 24 health professionals and school guidance counsellors from the Central Health Authority Region in Gander; 
  • February 6th the Lieutenant Governor, His Honour Frank Fagan and Mrs. Patricia Fagan will host an Awards Ceremony and reception at Government House to recognize our volunteers and members from the business community.
  • February 7th at 11:00 am we will hold our 10th Annual General Meeting and present our 2 annual scholarships winner with $1000.00 cheques toward their future educational goals. They were 13 applicants this year with criteria including school work that related to eating disorders. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Community Services will attend and bring greetings from the province.

Visit EDFNL online to learn more. 


Nova Scotia

Events from Eating Disorders Nova Scotia

Feb 2nd: Flag raising at Halifax City Hall

Feb 2nd: Panel discussion, “Eating Disorders are Not a Choice” at Halifax Central Library. Panel will feature two people who have recovered from ED, a psychologist, and a sociologist who will discuss the cultural context of ED.

Feb 5th – Paint Nite fundraiser

Feb 6th – Good Will night at the Good Robot Brewing Company

Feb 7th -  Panel discussion, “Eating Disorders are Not a Choice”: What Friends & Family of People with Eating Disorders Need to Know”.Parents, family and friends with experience in the challenges of identifying and caring for someone with an eating disorder share information and strategies. Sackville Public Library.


Ontario

 

London

Hope's Garden presents...

Hope's Garden Self-Esteem Group for Teens with Sarah Ashkanase, MA, OACCPP

Location: 478 Waterloo Street, London, ON

Dates: Mondays

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 per session or $20 for 5 sessions if paid in advance

This support group for 14-18 year-olds will focus on positive body image and self-esteem.  Participants will learn tools to improve their relationship with themselves and their self-confidence as they navigate the complex world of high school and teen life.  This group will be helpful not just to teens experiencing disordered eating, but to all teens who want to improve their self-esteem and set themselves up to thrive.  For more information, please visit http://www.hopesgarden.org/programs/support-groups.  

Hope's Garden Family & Friends Support Group with Sharon Zister, MSW, RSW

Location: 478 Waterloo Street, London, ON

Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 per session or $20 for 5 sessions if paid in advance

An ongoing support group for parents, spouses and other family members involved with loved ones struggling with disordered eating.  Eating disorders do not only affect the person struggling, but also their loved ones. Come gain insight into eating disorders and what your loved one is going through, as well as getting support for yourself.  For more information, please visit http://www.hopesgarden.org/programs/support-groups

Hope's Garden Challenging ED Support Group with Trisha Wedemire, MSW, RSW

Location: 478 Waterloo Street, London, ON

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $5 per session or $20 for 5 sessions if paid in advance

This group is open to anyone 18+ who is interested in recovering from an eating disorder.  Those who attend Challenging ED are looking for freedom from a life of inner conflict and obsession with food and body image.  This group will help participants work towards replacing self-criticism with self-acceptance.  Participants will learn tools to help them create a positive, healing relationship with food and with their bodies.  Participants may not always feel completely confident in keeping from disordered thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors with food, but are committed to trying.  This group talks openly about the behaviors and sizes being left behind, and is not always comfortable for those who are still deeply involved with their eating disorder.  For more information, please visit http://www.hopesgarden.org/programs/support-groups.


Ottawa

hopewell marketplace

You can also join Hopewell for their "Food Heals" event at The Table

Visit their website to learn more about their EDAW events


Toronto

 

nedic conference: toronto, may 11 & 12 - register now

 


 

nedic event tuesday february 2 at comedy bar


 

nied logo

5th Honouring the Journey Event: Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2 pm – 4 pm
An event of Hope, Tribute, Inspiration and Celebration.
Adath Israel Synagogue, 37 Southbourne Ave., Toronto, Ontario M3H 1A4

Caregivers' Support Group

If you're caring for a loved one with an Eating Disorder, please consider joining our Caregivers Support Group. Parents, partners, friends, and family members welcome.

Email Stephanie Griver (MSW, RSW) for more info & to sign up.


Free Public Education Evening and Webinar with the Waterstone Clinic:
New Treatments For Eating Disorders: How the Brain is Involved in Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Learn more. 

 

Waterstone Clinic is offering free webinar:

"Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder"

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
Speaker: Dr. Allan Kaplan MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

This webinar will provide an overview of important and relevant information for clinicians related to Binge Eating Disorder (BED). The presentation will first review the new DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for BED, and contrast these criteria with those for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. The most recent epidemiologic fndings for BED will be presented, including the prevalence of comorbidities. There will be an examination of our current understanding of the bio-psychosocial factors that contribute to the etiology of BED, specifcally focusing on teasing out the genetic vs. environmental factors that confer risk for the disorder. Finally, the presentation will review in detail the most up to date evidence based psychosocial and pharmacologic treatments for BED.

To register, visit attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4033983197950304003

Continuing Education Credits:
CACCF – 1 Core Credit Hour
Ontario Psychological Association – 1 CE Credit


Sheena's Place Trivia Night – February 1st 7:30pm at The Ossington 61 Ossington Ave.


 

York Region

Eating Disorders of York Region (EDOYR) presents...

Expressive Art Programs are offered with a referral. Visit http://www.edoyr.com/expressive-and-therapeutic-art or email info@edoyr.com to learn more.

EDOYR Mixed Media Art Program


Quebec

Do not miss the 10th Charity Event which will celebrate ANEB’s 30-year anniversary and close the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This upcoming February 8th, 2017, several artists will take part of the show to celebrate the event at the Metropolis.

The benefit show will be preceded by a VIP cocktail reception with over 400 attendees from Quebec business world. This will be the perfect opportunity for you to make business contacts while supporting a good cause. The cocktail reception will begin at 6:00 pm as well as the silent auction.

An unforgettable evening awaits you! We look forward to seeing you on February 8th, 2017.
On behalf of every person affected by an eating disorder, ANEB thanks you for your generosity.

Click here to buy general admission tickets for the show only at 25$ (plus taxes and services)
Click here to buy VIP tickets at 250$ each (includes a cocktail reception and the show.
 


International

United States

Europe