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

2021-11-29T12:50:00-05:00November 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

2021-11-25T14:58:36-05:00November 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 Guidelines [...]

PhD offer: Conversation Cards for Moms: A mixed methods study to create and evaluate a new clinical tool for use in maternity care settings

2021-10-21T12:27:15-04:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

Project summary: It is estimated that 50% of Canadian women who give birth every year will gain more weight than recommended during pregnancy. Starting discussions about certain topics, especially those about body weight, can be difficult. Previous research has shown that [...]

2020 Annual Report

2021-10-04T17:50:14-04:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

With support from our generous donors and supporters, Obesity Canada is changing the obesity narrative in Canada and globally. We are deeply grateful to the individuals and organizations listed for their contributions and dedicated support. Obesity Canada extends a sincere thank [...]

International Coalition Spotlight: 5As Team Program (5AsT)

2021-09-27T16:55:24-04:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

Today's blog post is brought to you by Dr. Denise Campbell-Scherer and Melanie Heatherington. Dr. Campbell-Scherer, a Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Dean of the Physician Learning Program and Office of Lifelong Learning at the University of Alberta, and the [...]

Obesity Canada Job Posting: Social Media Coordinator

2021-09-09T15:37:48-04:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

Job Description: Social Media Coordinator Job Type: Part-time, contract Salary: $18.00-$22/hr (based on experience) Hours: The position is part-time, Monday through Friday with the possibility of full-time dependent on funding Location: Applicant will be required to work remotely from home __________________________________________________________________________________ [...]

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 [...]

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