Public Engagement Committee

PEC 2019-09-06T14:17:53-04:00

The Public Engagement Committee (PEC) is the voice of individuals affected by obesity within Obesity Canada. The mission of the committee is to build a vibrant community to empower people with obesity. The committee strives to elevate the voice of those affected by obesity in Canada through education, advocacy and support. Click here to view a copy of the new Public Engagement Initiative Strategic Plan.

Speakers Bureau

If you are interested in having a member of the PEC speak at your event, you will need to complete a Speaker Request Form and e-mail it to: Click here to download a PDF form.

Lisa Schaffer
Lisa SchafferChair
Lisa is a Sales and Marketing Director living in Vancouver who enjoys athletic pursuits including running, hiking and yoga.
Doug Earle
Doug Earle
Doug has been overweight almost his entire life. Though always the heaviest child in the class, he participated in all activities; nevertheless, his weight continued to increase.
Kelly Moen
Kelly Moen Vice Chair
A former bariatric patient, I have a keen desire to introduce and advocate for a greater focus on mental and emotional well-being of patients, new research and treatments.
Candace Vilhan
Candace Vilhan
I have been a passionate member of Obesity Canada for 10+ years and am a recent addition to the Public Engagement Steering Committee.
Brenndon Goodman
Brenndon GoodmanStudent & New Professional Committee Representative
Brenndon attends University and is looking forward to a career in politics or law. He has faced the challenges and difficulties of being overweight his entire life.
Pascale Jenkins
Pascale JenkinsPatient Engagement Member: Quebec
Pascale believes that people with obesity should be able to thrive for happiness, fitness, physical and mental health. She considers weight stigma as both a social justice issue and a priority for public health. She hopes to contribute to a change of mentality.
Join our online communities!

Free, secure and moderated forums for
healthcare pros and people living with
Click here to join
Support Obesity Canada! Donations $20 + receive a tax receipt.
Appuyez Obésité Canada!  Les dons de plus de 20$ recevront un reçu fiscal.