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The Trouble Growing Up: Report from the 7th Conference on Recent Advances in Childhood Obesity

2018-12-10T14:41:53+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , , , , |

OC patient advocate Brenndon Goodman discusses his participation in the 7th Conference on Recent Advances in Childhood Obesity and the difficulties transitioning from paediatric care to adult primary care.   From October 24th to the 27th 2018, I had the honor of [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Candace Villhan, Behaviour Therapist

2018-12-10T17:27:54+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Each month, OC shines the spotlight on the great things our volunteers and partners are doing to improve the lives of individuals living with obesity. This month we shift the focus to Candace Villhan, one of our amazing patient advocates and a [...]

Ask the Expert Issue #4: Dr. Michael Vallis on Behaviour Change

2018-12-10T13:28:29+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

Every month Obesity Canada invites questions to be sent to one of the country’s most prominent obesity experts to be answered. Take this opportunity to engage with Obesity Canada experts and ask your questions! Next month’s Ask the Expert will include Dr. [...]

Obesity Week Roundup: Advocacy, Partnerships and Common Ground

2018-12-04T16:00:26+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Categories: OC News, Policy|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada was on hand for Obesity Week, a major scientific conference hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society, in Nashville this past November. With around 6,000 delegates, it is one of the largest collection [...]

Women with Obesity Needed for University of Alberta Study

2018-11-08T09:44:01+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Looking for women with obesity to participate in a study about experiences of body weight inclusive physical activity classes. Do you: Self-identify as a woman living with obesity? Participate in structured physical activity classes that you consider body weight inclusive or non [...]

Yukon Medical Association Becomes Second PTMA to Recognize Obesity as a Chronic Disease

2018-11-08T10:25:25+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News, OC News|Tags: |

At their annual general meeting November 2nd, 2018 the Yukon Medical Association voted unanimously to recognize obesity as a chronic medical disease requiring enhanced research, treatment and prevention efforts. With an obesity rate of 1 in 3 Yukoners (34%, compared with 26% [...]

Obesity Canada’s Open Letter to Manitoba House Leaders and MLAs Re: Bill 216

2018-11-01T14:52:15+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

OPEN LETTER Manitoba House Leaders and Members of the Legislative Assembly, On behalf of Obesity Canada’s 15,000 professional members and 20,000 public supporters, we are writing to express our disappointment with the outcome of yesterday’s Manitoba Committee Meeting where Bill 216 was [...]

Act Now: Manitoba Private Member’s Bill to Include Physical Size/Weight in Human Rights Code

2018-11-01T10:00:45+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News, OC News|Tags: , |

A Manitoba private member’s bill to have "physical size and weight" included in the Human Rights Code to prevent discrimination based on body size (Bill 216) died in committee last night (October 31, 2018). Here's what you can do about it (and [...]

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