Since when did the number of the scale determine my success

2022-06-27T14:11:38-04:00June 27th, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Today's blog is written by patient advocate Adrianna McDonald. As someone living with obesity, I have experienced my fair share of weight bias and discrimination. Healthcare seems to be an environment where this treatment happens a lot, and is something I [...]

World Obesity Day March 4, 2022

2022-03-01T11:30:12-05:00March 3rd, 2022|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

March 4 is World Obesity Day. For the past few years, all of the major global obesity organizations including World Obesity Federation, European Association for the Study of Obesity, The Obesity Society, Global Obesity Patient Alliance, Obesity Action Coalition, Obesity Canada [...]

OC-SNP Chapters are Looking for New Members!

2021-08-11T11:56:07-04:00August 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

2021-06-04T13:31:52-04:00June 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!

2021-02-11T11:23:23-05:00February 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!

2021-02-11T11:18:33-05:00February 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

2020-11-06T18:16:34-05:00November 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 [...]

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