Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017
to Feb 11

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017

The Waterloo Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition will be exhibiting a booth at the University of Guelph's annual Body Image Exposé on Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 2017. Join us and other local groups promoting positive body image!

We will also be at the Benefit Concert at the Bullring. Hope to see you there!

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11:30 AM11:30

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

There is an urgent need for new treatments for both Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. This free public education evening will review some of what is know about brain function in these conditions, and describe some of the new treatments that have been developed. Presented by Dr. Blake Woodside, MD, FRCPC, who specializes in adolescent anorexia and is the Medical Director Emeritus at the program for eating disorder at the Toronto General Hospital.

Following the presentation, Kim Duffy, Board Chair of the Waterstone Foundation, will speak about her experience trying to get help for her daughter as she struggled with an eating disorder.

This public education evening will be of interest and practical help to those affected by an eating disorder, families and friends, educators, the general public, and anyone working with individuals struggling with an eating disorder.

Register here:

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Faces of Recovery 2016
7:00 PM19:00

Faces of Recovery 2016

***ATTENTION: Transportation free of charge for WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY and University of Waterloo students *** 

Transportation to Faces of Recovery is provided for students interested in attending. Pick up is marked in red in the above photo. For more information, please contact Carrier Pollard-Jarrell at 

Please be there by 6pm. The bus will leave promptly at 6:15pm in order to make it to the event on time. 

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12:00 AM00:00

World Eating Disorders Action Day

An international day dedicated to providing accurate information and changing the ways eating disorders are understood and perceived. 

First ever World Day for diverse eating disorder and body positivity advocates to promote awareness, uplift underrepresented communities & global regions to inspire positive action.


Raise awareness that eating disorders are treatable illnesses, and result from a complex interplay of genetics, biology and environment, that affect a large cross-section of the population.

Show that eating disorders do not discriminate.

Bring about partnerships across the globe and inspire action for change.

More info here.

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2:00 PM14:00

Hand Knit Hope

  • 1111 Avenue Road Toronto, ON Canada (map)
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Introducing HAND KNIT HOPE: The latest awareness project made with love by National Initiative for Eating Disorders - NIED

We are a knitting circle advocating for Eating Disorder
awareness, understanding and action by giving some extra
special warmth to those affected by Eating Disorders in the form
of hand-knit goods.

Our hand-knit scarves and headwear can be purchased as a gift of warmth for those whose lives have been affected by Eating Disorders. All proceeds go to NIED - National Initiative for Eating Disorders!

Please email Alex at so we know you're coming!

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7:00 PM19:00

Spoken Word

  • 152 Augusta Avenue Toronto, ON, M5T 2L5 Canada (map)
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Come join the National Eating Disorder Information Centre for our third annual spoken word event! We will be celebrating Eating Disorder Awareness Week through spoken word in a night of poetry, music, and community!

We will hear performances on body image, food and weight preoccupation, beauty ideals, and our experiences in our own skin.


Performances begin at 7:00pm
Open Mic sign up at 6:30pm sharp!

Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students. Buy tickets in advance here.

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7:00 PM19:00

It's Time to Talk - Unraveling the Stigma of Eating Disorders


It's Time to Talk - Unraveling the Stigma Around Eating Disorders, is an Eating Disorder Awareness Week panel hosted and moderated by NIED, Sheena's Place and NEDIC.

Joinour panelists as they speak from a broad range of perspectives and share their lived experiences with eating disorders. This panel will examine sources of support, challenges and barriers to recovery and the importance of enduring hope. This critical, engaging discussion is an opportunity for professionals, educators, friends, and family to hear directly from those affected and to learn about opportunities to fight against eating disorders.

Featured Panelists:

BASSAM - Spoken word artist, Poet

CARLY CRAWFORD - Registered Psychotherapist, Find Your Voice Counselling

KATHY ROSTRON - In recovery from Binge Eating Disorder

LISA LABORDE - F.E.A.S.T (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders)

McKENNA GRAY- Activist, Genderfluid, In recovery from an Eating Disorder

See more info here.

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Supporting Carers of People with Eating Disorders: Practical Application
9:00 AM09:00

Supporting Carers of People with Eating Disorders: Practical Application

CMHA and the Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition are excited to announce an upcoming workshop done by Janet Treasure. Participants will learn: how to develop a needs assessment for carers and clients, set change objectives with carers and clients, evidence-based implementation and processes/techniques of practical application. 

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