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.
Let's Talk Obesity was the launch event for Obesity Canada, Hamilton Chapter. The theme of the event was to educate the public about what obesity is and the different aspects and experiences of living with obesity. The night began with an introduction of OC and [...]
By Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research & Policy, Obesity Canada I have been working in the field of obesity research, education and advocacy for over a decade. In that time, I have seen the field of obesity change significantly. In Canada, the obesity community [...]
Toronto, ON – The Obesity Canada - Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Students and New Professionals (SNP) chapters collaborated to host a knowledge dissemination and networking event on October 8th, 2019. With the focus on pushing the boundaries of current practice, the audience was treated [...]
Obesity Canada and partners at the Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre raised awareness about obesity as a chronic disease, as well as our work to help individuals living with obesity to access evidence-based treatments, to the members of Quebec's National Assembly (MNAs) October 10th,2019. [...]
Topic Infographics should highlight a topic that is in line with Obesity Canada’s vision and mission. What is an infographic? An infographic is a visual way to display data or information that makes it easy to understand at a glance. It can take the [...]
Aim2Be is a healthy lifestyle app for Canadian families. It is designed to help families adopt healthy behaviours in four areas – eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep. It focuses on living green and fostering a strong self-esteem and a healthy body image. It [...]
You are invited to participate in a research project at the National Research Council of Canada. The project is part of our investigation into the flight experience of travelers living with obesity. Our aim is to expand the body of knowledge regarding flyers living with [...]
Cathy is a loving and creative mom of two amazing boys. She currently works for the Provincial Government of BC as an Adjudicator for Specialized Services. In her spare time, you can find Cathy in the cheering sections at all of her son’s community league games and [...]
by Elizabeth Williams Much of my work has focused on increasing understanding so that our societies are inclusive, peaceful and accepting. As a result I have the opportunity to work with and meet some truly amazing people who create and actually do things to bring change. [...]
Dr. Vera Tarman, a food addictions specialist and author of the book Food Junkies, answers more of your questions in the latest installment of our popular series. Read Part 1 of Dr. Tarman's Q&A here. Q1: I convinced myself that I have a food addiction problem and went abstinent [...]