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.
Obesity Canada's local Gatineau-Ottawa chapter held an event on May 31, 2019 at the LEAF Weight Management Clinic. Dr. Jo-Anne Gilbert was the invited keynote speaker for this evening event. Dr. Jo-Anne Gilbert has a PhD in kinesiology. She specializes in body weight management. In [...]
You have heard it here before: being on the OC-SNP National Executive is an incredibly rewarding experience. We polled our past and present OC-SNP National Executives and the results speak for themselves: 100% of the respondents said they would recommend joining the OC-SNP Executive to their [...]
By Kelly Moen Let me start at the beginning. "You're fat because you eat too much. You need to eat less and move more." This is the mantra I have heard my entire life, yet the advice has little to no effect for most people, including [...]
On April 27, 2019 Obesity Canada held it first ever public workshop, giving individuals living with obesity the opportunity to learn and engage with some OC experts on a variety of topics. The event included the following speakers and topics: Arya Sharma, MD - Discussing obesity [...]
My name is Olaf Nyhus, and I want tell you a little more about myself. I have struggled with obesity my entire life. I trained as a chef and working long hours, plus, never really having a regular schedule made eating healthy a challenge. In October [...]
Hello! Spring is in full swing and the Obesity Canada team is back on track after the 6th Canadian Obesity Summit. Our time in Ottawa was action packed and has put into motion some very exciting activities for us and the work we are doing to [...]
Thank you, CBC Go Public for shedding light on just 1 example of what happens when Canadians are forced to fend for themselves because obesity is not treated within our healthcare systems. Click here to view the full article.
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 [...]
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN BARIATRIC CARE AND REHABILITATION Bariatric Care and Rehabilitation Research Group The Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta is offering a postdoctoral position in obesity management, bariatric care and health service design working with Dr. Mary [...]
On April 29, 2019 Obesity Canada representatives were on Parliament Hill to meet with members of parliament and advocate on behalf of individuals living with obesity for increased access to treatment and recognition of obesity as a chronic disease. In total, OC met with 15 individual [...]