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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