Obesity Canada Joins HEAL: Organizations for Health Action

2019-06-25T15:53:08+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada recently became a member of HEAL: Organizations for Health Action, a national coalition of more than 40 organizations that advocate for action on significant health issues. HEAL uses a consensus-based approach that highlights the collective expertise and impact of the [...]

OC Parliamentary Reception a Success

2019-05-23T15:22:38+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: OC News, Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

On April 29, 2019 Obesity Canada representatives were on Parliament Hill to meet with members of parliament and advocate on behalf of individuals living with obesity for increased access to treatment and recognition of obesity as a chronic disease.  In total, OC [...]

Applying a Weight Bias Lens to Public Health Policies

2019-05-29T12:03:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: OC News, Policy, Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , , |

Weight bias, weight stigma and weight-based discrimination affect people of all ages and across settings, including in schools, at home, workplaces, healthcare systems and in popular media. Current narratives around obesity may contribute to weight bias by oversimplifying the causes of obesity [...]