Toronto Chapter

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Welcome to the Toronto chapter of Obesity Canada!

Making a Difference!

Since its inception in June 2015, the Toronto Chapter of Obesity Canada has hosted quarterly networking events for professionals working in obesity and the general public.

Our members are enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers, including health practitioners, educators, fitness professionals, researchers, policy makers and people affected by obesity.

Join the Toronto chapter of Obesity Canada to get involved with our activities, learn from obesity experts, build partnerships, network with others in the field and help us collectively develop ideas on how we can address, prevent and treat obesity.

If you are interested in joining the Toronto Local Chapter, please email us!


Chair: Dr. Sean Wharton

Vice Chair: Sandra Elia

Founder and Secretary: Priti Chawla

Committee Directors:

Communications and Social Media: Dr. Sandy Van – co–lead and Lisa Pizzola – co–lead

Education: Mary Bamford

Events: Kristin Serodio

Membership:  Jackie Fraser

Sponsorship: Dr. David Macklin

OC-SNP: Chris Ardern

Patient/Community Outreach and Engagement: Ian Patton

OC-GTA Event Summary – Effective Behavioural Change March 2019

On March 19th 2019, the OC GTA Chapter jointly held a networking and educational event with LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic to explore the behavioural strategies most likely to be associated with sustained weight control. Aptly titled Effective Behavioural Interventions, the event featured three speakers to represent the [...]

April 1st, 2019|Categories: Local Chapters|Tags: , , |

Effective Behavioural Interventions

Please join us for a conversation as we unpack the details of interventions that support sustained behaviour change. Come and learn the best behavioural strategies most likely to be associated with sustained behaviour change and leave with practical tools proven to support and promote improvements in [...]

March 13th, 2019|Categories: Local Chapters|Tags: , |

Obesity Education Day for Healthcare Providers: Oakville, ON November 10th!

It is with great pleasure we invite you to Obesity Education Day, which will focus on the latest research on obesity management and its complications. Guest Speakers: Dr. Sandy Van - CBT for weight management Dr. Sean Wharton - Future of Obesity medicine - Pharmacology Dr. Megha Poddar [...]

November 7th, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , |

Toronto Chapter Celebrates Third Anniversary with Positive Messages

Obesity Canada's Toronto chapter celebrated three years with The Sweet Taste of Success: Uplifting Stories From The Real World. This event featured three speakers who spoke about about their own experiences with weight management, delving into their journeys of developing improved self-awareness and how they achieved a different relationship with food and physical [...]

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