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 [...]

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 [...]

3rd Canadian Weight Bias Summit Report

2018-06-01T15:25:38+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , |

Despite decades of research demonstrating the negative impact of weight bias on health and quality of life, we’ve only see a handful of effective ways to reduce it. In May 2016, Obesity Canada (then known as The Canadian Obesity Network) invited [...]