Obesity Canada Job Posting: Social Media Coordinator

2021-09-09T15:37:48-04:00 September 9th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

Job Description: Social Media Coordinator Job Type: Part-time, contract Salary: $18.00-$22/hr (based on experience) Hours: The position is part-time, Monday through Friday with the possibility of full-time dependent on funding Location: Applicant will be required to work remotely from home __________________________________________________________________________________ [...]

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 [...]

Healthcare Professionals: We Want to Hear From You on CME!

2021-08-16T10:22:24-04:00 July 27th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

This needs assessment survey has closed. Thank you for your participation. Obesity Canada prides itself on providing engaging, practical education opportunities on obesity management, and we need to know what you want to see in future programs. Please take a three-minute [...]

Response to the CADTH draft recommendations on coverage of Saxenda

2021-07-02T14:30:29-04:00 June 29th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

On June 10th, 2021 the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH), an independant, not-for-profit organization responsible for providing Canadian decision makers with objective evidence about the optimal usage of drugs and medical devices, released a draft of their [...]

Childhood Obesity Stigma: A Call to Action

2021-06-21T10:05:25-04:00 June 21st, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Today's blog is by Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research and Policy at Obesity Canada.  Obesity is a stigmatized disease and individuals living with this complex disease face continuous prejudice in healthcare, employment, education, and home settings.  Most of the literature investigating [...]

Obesity Canada enters the Great Canadian Giving Challenge

2021-06-07T13:16:31-04:00 June 7th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada’s mission is to improve the lives of Canadians living with obesity through research, education, and advocacy. This is why we have entered the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, hosted by CanadaHelps. With every dollar you donate, our organization is entered [...]

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 [...]

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