CONFERENCE APPROACHING: Bridging Silos: Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

2020-10-16T13:33:47-04:00 October 16th, 2020|Categories: OC News|

CONFERENCE APPROACHING! Register now to ensure you receive all virtual portal login information in a timely manner! Join us for a three-day virtual conference (~three hours each day*) that will focus on connecting research, policy and practice to enhance effective interventions [...]

Member Profile

2020-10-06T13:06:11-04:00 October 6th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

Today's member profile comes from Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew, PhD, R. Psych., Werklund Research Professor, University of Calgary . Dr. Russell-Mayhew sits on the Obesity Canada EveryBODY Matters Collaborative committee.  Dr. Russell-Mayhew is a professor and registered psychologist with a research program [...]

Dr. Mary Forhan Selected as OC Scientific Director-Elect

2020-09-29T09:12:38-04:00 September 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 [...]

Aim2Be – a fun, free, healthy living app for Canadian families

2020-09-11T12:51:12-04:00 September 11th, 2020|Categories: OC News|

By Janice Macdonald, MEd., RD,  Aim2Be Director, Childhood Obesity Foundation Finally, there’s an app you can feel confident recommending to families to help them adopt healthy behaviours related to eating, physical activity, recreational screen time and sleep. There’s an app [...]

A National Obesity Strategy: Are we there yet?

2020-09-03T21:01:15-04:00 September 3rd, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

8th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: October 26-28, 2020

2020-09-01T15:01:56-04:00 September 1st, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of prevention and management of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 8th Conference will focus on connecting research, policy and practice to enhance effective interventions targeting multiple populations and [...]

Connected 2020: Perspective on Living With Obesity

2020-09-15T17:33:17-04:00 August 28th, 2020|Categories: Education, OC News|Tags: , , , |

We cannot meet in person but that doesn’t mean we cannot get together!  If you are a person affected by obesity, a family member, friend, healthcare professional, or supporter, join us for our virtual conference this fall.  Connected 2020 will provide [...]

Join Our Online Communities

2020-09-01T08:56:23-04:00 August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines, OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Healthcare professionals and people living with obesity can connect with peers to learn and share via Obesity Canada's new online community hubs.  OC Connect is a Mighty Networks community for anyone affected by obesity to meet and discuss their experience, ask questions [...]

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