Victoria Chapter

Victoria Chapter 2019-05-28T13:10:21+00:00

Welcome to the Victoria chapter of Obesity Canada!

Get excited, and get in on the ground level.  Just like for Obesity Canada, OC-Victoria 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.

We look forward to many exciting new opportunities to network, learn, build partnerships, and improve strategies to address, prevent, and treat obesity in Victoria.

You can connect with us by emailing us at!

Chair – Elena Muratova
Co-Chair – Carla Beer-Carpenter
Secretary – Cathy Moen
Treasurer – Carol Dover
Social Media Coordinator – Christine Simpson
If you are interested in joining the local Victoria chapter, please email us at

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November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Local Chapters|Tags: , , |

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October 28th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

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October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Local Chapters|Tags: , , |

Introducing Obesity Canada to the Quebec National Assembly

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October 22nd, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

Aim2Be healthy lifestyle app to launch in mid-late 2020

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October 18th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

National Research Council of Canada Research Project: Participation requested!

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October 16th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

What’s in a Word? Change

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October 16th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Ask The Expert #7: Food Addiction Specialist Dr. Vera Tarman Answers Your Questions (Part 2)

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October 16th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |