Healthcare Professionals: We Want to Hear From You on CME!

2021-08-16T10:22:24-04:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

This needs assessment survey has closed. Thank you for your participation. Obesity Canada prides itself on providing engaging, practical education opportunities on obesity management, and we need to know what you want to see in future programs. Please take a three-minute [...]

Response to the CADTH draft recommendations on coverage of Saxenda

2021-07-02T14:30:29-04:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

On June 10th, 2021 the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH), an independant, not-for-profit organization responsible for providing Canadian decision makers with objective evidence about the optimal usage of drugs and medical devices, released a draft of their [...]

Childhood Obesity Stigma: A Call to Action

2021-06-21T10:05:25-04:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Today's blog is by Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research and Policy at Obesity Canada.  Obesity is a stigmatized disease and individuals living with this complex disease face continuous prejudice in healthcare, employment, education, and home settings.  Most of the literature investigating [...]

Obesity Canada enters the Great Canadian Giving Challenge

2021-06-07T13:16:31-04:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada’s mission is to improve the lives of Canadians living with obesity through research, education, and advocacy. This is why we have entered the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, hosted by CanadaHelps. With every dollar you donate, our organization is entered [...]

Announcing The Winners Of OC-SNP Awards For 2020/21!

2021-04-28T16:51:36-04:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Khushmol Dhaliwal and Audrey St-Laurent. Khushmol’s MSc thesis focused on exploring risk factors contributing to obesity and unhealthy weight gain among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is currently serving as the Vice-Chair for the 2020-21 OC-SNP [...]

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 [...]

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