Why I Continue to Advocate, and Why You Should, Too

2019-12-17T11:38:11+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , |

by Melody Harding A few months ago I was able to share with the Obesity Canada community (via this newsletter) that I had successfully settled my Human Rights Complaint with Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness. After 13 years of trying [...]

An Open Letter on Obesity and Human Rights

2019-12-17T11:04:40+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Take a moment to re-read  one of the stories that has driven our patient advocates to take action. The story of Ellen Maud Bennett gripped the media last year. Ellen included a message for the world in her obituary, which was published [...]

Helen: Weight of Living

2019-11-25T11:26:11+00:00 November 21st, 2019|Categories: OC News, Weight of Living|Tags: , , , , |

Representation matters! Obesity Canada launched the Weight of Living series to dismantle the stereotypes and myths surrounding obesity. Through stories and photos, we hope to address the bias that surrounds obesity and weight, and inspire others to continue the conversation about obesity. [...]

Fat Family Part 3: Fat Parents

2019-11-20T11:58:38+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Kelly Moen is an active patient advocate and vice-chair of the Obesity Canada Public Engagement Committee. Kelly and his wife Cathy gave a talk about living with obesity and the impact on family earlier this year.  This topic has inspired Kelly’s family to write [...]

Meet Lisa Schaffer, Obesity Canada’s New Public Engagement Committee Chair

2018-10-10T15:52:56+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Allow me to introduce myself  –  my name is Lisa Schaffer and I am the newly elected chair of Obesity Canada’s Public Engagement Committee (PEC). I’ve had the opportunity to work with Obesity Canada’s amazing staff, volunteers and funding partners as a [...]

The Fight to End Sizeism: History of the Manitoba Bill to Amend to Human Rights Code

2018-10-01T18:34:24+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , , |

Today’s post is by Lindsey Mazur, Registered Dietitian, master’s student and founder of Manitobans Against Weight Stigma. You can connect with Lindsey on Twitter at @HAESRD.   Sizeism, or discrimination based on physical size and weight, is a human rights issue with [...]

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