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.
Effective June 29, 2020, the Certified Bariatric Educator program and the Advanced Obesity Management Program will be CLOSED to new applicants. The examination is being revised and updated to reflect the new recommendations outlined in the Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guideline. We aim to have the [...]
That's right, select materials are now completely free of charge - you just pay the shipping! Our No Size Fits All Brochure, Adult & Pregnancy Obesity Management Guides, and Obesity Fact Sheets are all available upon request. The 5As were initially designed as a framework [...]
Today’s post comes from Nadia Browne. Nadia is a Registered Dietitian and a PhD candidate in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. She is also the Outgoing Vice-Chair of the OC-SNP National Executive. Since becoming a member of Obesity Canada, I’ve [...]
By Sarah Nutter, PhD; Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Calgary; Obesity Canada EveryBODY Matters Committee After learning about “healthy weight” social messages, the ways that these messages are contradicted by scientific research, and the consequences these messages have for people with obesity and large bodies, readers [...]
This blog post comes from Ian Patton, our Director of Public Advocacy and Engagement. You may reach Ian at email@example.com Today I came across this blog post from Imagine Canada which I thought was a simple and easy read as an introduction into advocacy. [...]
The OC-SNP National Executive is a rewarding experience. We asked past and present OC-SNP National Executives, and 100% said they would recommend joining the OC-SNP Executive to their friends and colleagues. Below you’ll find what some had to say about their time on the executive [...]
Kristen Reilly has been involved with Obesity Canada for over six years, including serving on the OC-SNP National Executive as National Chapter Representative (2018-19) and Special Events Coordinator (2019-20). She obtained her Master of Public Health from the University of Guelph in 2014 and completed [...]
Our mission at Obesity Canada is to improve the lives of individuals living with obesity through research education and advocacy. What do we mean by advocacy? Advocacy can mean a number of things. It can mean we are demanding better access to care for Canadians [...]
Obesity Canada has some big news for our members! For a while now, we have heard the frustrations of Canadians living with obesity that there is a lack of support, education and community for us. Where there are support networks, they often fall victim to misinformation [...]
From Obesity Canada's CONDUIT Newsletter, June 2020 It is an intense time to be alive. There is an overwhelming amount of information coming at all of us and many of us are navigating new experiences on all kinds of fronts. Some of us are feeling [...]