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Semaglutide Approved in Canada: It’s Time to Change the Game

2021-12-03T12:21:54-05:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Ian Patton, PhD, Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement, Obesity Canada After a long anticipated wait, the day has come where Health Canada has approved a new treatment option for the management of obesity in the form of the medication [...]

International Scientific Cooperation to Improve Obesity Care

2021-12-03T12:21:28-05:00November 25th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Ximena Ramos Salas, Director of Research & Policy & Miguel Alejandro Saquimux Contreras, Research Assistant, Obesity Canada In January 2021, Obesity Canada launched a pilot project to create a process for adapting and implementing the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice [...]

Canadian Adult Obesity Guidelines Take the World Stage

2021-09-08T12:19:59-04:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines, OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Obesity Canada pilot project will adapt ground-breaking CPGs for use in Chile and Ireland in 2021, with more countries on board in 2022 Canada’s sweeping new clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for treating obesity in adults may soon become the foundation for [...]

Update on New Pediatric Obesity Guidelines

2021-04-08T19:02:13-04:00April 3rd, 2021|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines, CPG Pediatrics, OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Work continues on updating clinical practice guideline for managing pediatric obesity in Canada. To inform the guideline, we're carrying out five literature reviews on topics related to the effectiveness of obesity management using interventions that focus on (1) behavioural, (2) pharmacotherapeutic, and (3) [...]

Don’t Put Your Health on Hold/Ne mettez pas votre santé sur pause

2021-04-06T09:34:33-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Almost four in 10 Canadians (38%) surveyed, who have been clinically diagnosed with a chronic disease, say they are avoiding the health care system altogether during the pandemic. Don’t put your health on hold – Canadians are encouraged to engage healthcare [...]

Three Easy Ways to Join Obesity Canada in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

2021-02-11T11:23:23-05:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three Easy Ways to Join Obesity Canada in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021! Obesity Care Week (OCW) is an annual awareness week dedicated to raise awareness, educate and advocate for a better world for people living with obesity. Obesity Care Week [...]

Join Us in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

2021-02-11T11:18:33-05:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mark Your Calendars! Obesity Care Week, organized by our partners at the Obesity Action Coalition,  is set for February 28th – March 6th, 2021 and each day is dedicated to a specific topic to highlight issues impacting people with obesity: February [...]

Dr. Mary Forhan Selected as OC Scientific Director-Elect

2021-03-23T10:10:31-04:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Mary Forhan, OT Reg(Alberta), PhD, Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, has been named by Obesity Canada’s (OC) science committee and board of directors as the organization’s [...]

A National Obesity Strategy: Are we there yet?

2021-07-29T13:51:10-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: National Obesity Strategy, OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research and Policy, and  Ian Patton, PhD, Director of Public Engagement and Advocacy It has been almost 15 years since Obesity Canada (formerly the Canadian Obesity Network) was established by the Canadian government under the [...]

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