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 Right to Be Treated: Overcoming Bias & Discrimination in Obesity Care

2018-10-01T17:52:21+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , |

Please join Obesity Canada in Winnipeg on October 15 as they host Drs. Arya Sharma, Mary Forhan and Ian Patton. Monday, October 15, 2018 6:30-8:30 CDT Canadian Museum for Human Rights 85 Israel Asper Way RSVP is required for this event. 

Ask the Expert Issue #1: Dr. Ximena Ramos Salas on Weight Bias and Discrimination

2018-10-10T16:05:04+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our Ask an Expert series is your opportunity to engage with world-class obesity experts at Obesity Canada.  Each month, we will solicit questions for some of Canada's top researchers and health professionals to answer. This month, it's Dr. Ximena Ramos-Salas, Managing Director of [...]

Toronto Chapter Celebrates Third Anniversary with Positive Messages

2018-08-22T15:40:06+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Obesity Canada's Toronto chapter celebrated three years with The Sweet Taste of Success: Uplifting Stories From The Real World. This event featured three speakers who spoke about about their own experiences with weight management, delving into their journeys of developing improved self-awareness and how they achieved a different relationship [...]

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 [...]

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