There are millions of us living with obesity in Canada and we deserve better.

Obesity has always been a part of my life. It is a disease that has impacted generations of my family and is something I now understand I will always live with. 

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Lisa Schaffer and I am a volunteer with Obesity Canada. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Obesity Canada’s amazing staff, volunteers and funding partners as a member for the last three years and I am excited to help influence much needed change for the millions of Canadians impacted by obesity.

Four years ago I attended an Obesity Canada information session and heard Dr. Arya Sharma speak about obesity in a way I had never heard before. It was an empowering and informational session. I immediately knew that I wanted to know more about Obesity Canada and to support the mission to improve the lives of Canadians affected by obesity.

Our mission is to improve the lives of Canadians through obesity research, education, and advocacy.  We look forward to a day when people affected by the disease of obesity are understood, respected, and living healthy lives. You can help do that. From seminars and research to networking and providing spaces for discussion and support, your gift will help people just like you and me.

Together, we continue to lead Canada in the understanding and treatment of obesity! I invite you to join me today and donate to give Obesity Canada the ability to reduce weight bias and stigma through research, education and advocacy– together we will make an impact.

Let’s Do This!


Ps:  Yes! I know we are reaching out for the first time, in an uncertain time, a gift in any amount that you can afford will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.