Welcome to the Calgary chapter of the Obesity Canada!
Get excited, and get in on the ground level – this is the first local chapter of Obesity Canada to be deployed in Canada! Just like for the Obesity Canada, OC-YYC is free and open to any health practitioner, researcher, policy maker, person affected by obesity or other professional working in obesity or a related area, who is a member of Obesity Canada.
Make sure you don’t miss any opportunities to network, learn, build partnerships, and improve strategies to address, prevent, and treat obesity in Calgary.
We did it! The OC-Calgary Chapter completed our first fundraising race! The event was a great success with our local chapter raising over $1000! When it comes to raising awareness for individuals living with obesity every dollar counts, and the 2019 Scotiabank marathon was a great platform for us to support this cause. The weather was very cooperative and it brought out runners and walkers of [...]
Obesity Canada has local chapters across the country. Get involved! With over 30,000 members nationwide, Obesity Canada is the largest organization of obesity professionals in the world. As the network spans such a large and diverse geography, there is a need to deploy Obesity Canada at the regional level, with local OC chapters. Obesity Canada’s Student and New Professional network (OC-SNP) has taken a similar approach, [...]
Obesity Canada’s Calgary Chapter hosts an annual Research Showcase to highlight innovative local research about obesity. This year’s Showcase will have a special focus on recent obesity-related policy changes. After a multiyear collaborative process, the Government of Canada has unveiled the new Canada’s Food Guide. Similarly, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the United States published the 2ndEdition of the Physical Activity Guidelines [...]
This is the first time OC-Calgary will be entering a race like this after being inspired by the GTA chapter who have been ivolved in their local marathon series since 2019, raising just over $9,000! Calgary is looking forward to engaging the public in the mission and vision of Obesity Canada while racing in the 5K, 10K, and half marathon races. Don't want to do any [...]