Get Connected in 2022 with Obesity Canada by joining us for our monthly webinar series Connected Conversations!  Kick the new year off right by joining hosts Lisa Schaffer and Ian Patton as they dig into the important conversations that need to take place about health with obesity experts from all over Canada and the world. This is a unique opportunity to engage with renowned experts from a number of specialties relating to obesity treatment, management and prevention, along with internationally recognized patient advocates who have been at the forefront of changemaking.  

2022 promises to be a big year for Obesity Canada as we work toward our mission of improving the lives of individuals living with obesity through research, education and advocacy, and Connected Conversations is going to be a big part of that.  You can count on relevant, engaging and trustworthy information every month with topics requested by the community on issues YOU want to hear more about.

January is a month of new beginnings and resolutions around health, but for many of us this revolves around dieting and weight loss attempts that are short lived or not effective.  The diet culture that kicks into high gear this time of year is full of misleading information that can do more harm than good. Join us on January 25, 2022 for a conversation with Registered Dietitian, lead author of the Canadian Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines, Jennifer Brown, about the effects of diet culture and what we can do to set ourselves up for success when it comes to nutrition. Click here to register for Fads, Food & Facts: How diet culture undermines obesity care (and what you can do about it)

Then join us again February 22, 2022 for The Shape of Things to Come: A Body of Work on Weight and Health with special guest and internationally recognized patient advocate Amber Huett-Garcia. As a former Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Obesity Action Coalition, and founding member of the Global Obesity Patient Alliance, Amber brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in advocating for things we can do better to support people living with obesity.  From how we speak about our bodies and others, to advocating for what you need from healthcare, Amber is a trailblazer with an inspiring lived experience that we all can learn from.  Click here to register!  

Keep an eye out as we add more monthly events in the coming weeks and months!