About Us

About Us 2019-11-28T17:14:51+00:00

Respect. Knowledge. Action.

Obesity Canada is the country’s leading obesity registered charity association for:

  • Health professionals
  • Researchers, trainees and students
  • Policy makers
  • Canadians living with obesity

Vision: A day when people affected by the disease of obesity are understood, respected, and living healthy lives.

Mission: To improve the lives of Canadians through obesity research, education, and advocacy.

Strategic goals:

  1. Addressing the social stigma associated with obesity
  2. Changing the way policy makers and health professionals approach obesity; and
  3. Improving access to evidence-based prevention and treatment resources.

Core Values

Respect: We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. To this end, Obesity Canada works toward reducing weight bias and stigma through research, education and action.

Evidence-Based Action: Obesity Canada aims to facilitate knowledge exchange regarding obesity prevention, treatment and policy.