2020 Spring Fling Event: Public event in Toronto, Ontario

2020-02-26T09:29:47+00:00 February 26th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada is partnering with the Central Ontario Weight Loss Surgery Support Group for the Spring Fling hosted by the Central Ontario Weight loss Surgery Group. When: May 29 - 31, 2020 Where: Toronto Marriott Markham (170 Enterprise Blvd. Markham, ON) [...]

Using images to counter weight-related stereotypes and internalized weight bias in physical activity

2020-01-16T13:53:09+00:00 January 16th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: |

Today’s post comes from Maxine Myre. Maxine is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta and the Obesity Canada social media coordinator. Her PhD research examines the relationship between weight stigma and [...]

International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN) Conference and Summer School: May 2020, Montreal

2019-12-18T13:27:48+00:00 December 18th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

IBTN, which is co-led by Drs. Kim Lavoie (Montreal, CAN), Greg Ninot (Montpellier, FR) and myself, is made up of a group of international experts in the area of behavioural interventions and trials. It was conceived after years of mutual and [...]

Ask the Expert #8: Dr. Jacob Shelley on Human Rights and Obesity

2019-12-17T12:00:42+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , |

    Last month we asked you to provide questions for our expert, Dr. Jacob Shelley, surrounding the legal and human rights policy aspect of obesity in Canada. Below are the selected questions that were submitted to Jacob. As there was a [...]

Why I Continue to Advocate, and Why You Should, Too

2019-12-17T11:38:11+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , |

by Melody Harding A few months ago I was able to share with the Obesity Canada community (via this newsletter) that I had successfully settled my Human Rights Complaint with Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness. After 13 years of trying [...]

An Open Letter on Obesity and Human Rights

2019-12-17T11:04:40+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Take a moment to re-read  one of the stories that has driven our patient advocates to take action. The story of Ellen Maud Bennett gripped the media last year. Ellen included a message for the world in her obituary, which was published [...]

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