Register Now for Our Public Conference: Connected 2021

2021-08-26T10:15:13-04:00 August 26th, 2021|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , |

Are you tired of the never ending bombardment of shady diet culture misinformation? Are you interested in learning the truth about obesity, how it is a complex, chronic disease and what we really know about effective, evidence-based treatment and management? Are [...]

OC-SNP Chapters are Looking for New Members!

2021-08-11T11:56:07-04:00 August 11th, 2021|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Audrey St-Laurent in collaboration with six OC-SNP chapters. Audrey is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Nutrition at Laval University. She is also the current Chair of the OC-SNP National Executive. Six OC-SNP chapters generously provided [...]

Unfit for Work: Weight Discrimination in the Workplace

2021-06-04T13:31:52-04:00 June 4th, 2021|Categories: Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today's blog post comes from Marcus Moore. Marcus is the Resource Coordinator of the Students and New Professionals National Executive and a law student at Western University. You can read his full bio on our SNP National Executive page. In the [...]

Three Easy Ways to Join Obesity Canada in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

2021-02-11T11:23:23-05:00 February 25th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three Easy Ways to Join Obesity Canada in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021! Obesity Care Week (OCW) is an annual awareness week dedicated to raise awareness, educate and advocate for a better world for people living with obesity. Obesity Care Week [...]

Join Us in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

2021-02-11T11:18:33-05:00 February 11th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mark Your Calendars! Obesity Care Week, organized by our partners at the Obesity Action Coalition,  is set for February 28th – March 6th, 2021 and each day is dedicated to a specific topic to highlight issues impacting people with obesity: February [...]

Take our survey! Patient Experiences With Obesity Treatment: Saxenda

2020-11-06T18:16:34-05:00 November 6th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

With the recent publication of new Clinical Practice Guidelines for obesity, a few things have become very clear.  First, obesity is a chronic disease, characterized by excess or abnormal adipose tissue that impairs health.  It is a disease that negatively impacts [...]

Public Health Agency of Canada lists obesity as a risk factor for more severe COVID-19 illness and outcomes

2020-10-09T10:50:01-04:00 October 9th, 2020|Categories: covid-19|Tags: , , , , |

By: Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research & Policy, Obesity Canada Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Obesity Canada has been advocating for the consideration of the needs of people living with obesity in COVID-19 pandemic responses.  Recognizing that [...]

Connected 2020: Perspective on Living With Obesity

2020-09-15T17:33:17-04:00 August 28th, 2020|Categories: Education, OC News|Tags: , , , |

We cannot meet in person but that doesn’t mean we cannot get together!  If you are a person affected by obesity, a family member, friend, healthcare professional, or supporter, join us for our virtual conference this fall.  Connected 2020 will provide [...]

Join Our Online Communities

2020-09-01T08:56:23-04:00 August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines, OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Healthcare professionals and people living with obesity can connect with peers to learn and share via Obesity Canada's new online community hubs.  OC Connect is a Mighty Networks community for anyone affected by obesity to meet and discuss their experience, ask questions [...]

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