Three Easy Ways to Join Obesity Canada in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

2021-02-11T11:23:23-05:00 February 25th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three Easy Ways to Join Obesity Canada in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021! Obesity Care Week (OCW) is an annual awareness week dedicated to raise awareness, educate and advocate for a better world for people living with obesity. Obesity Care Week [...]

Join Us in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021!

2021-02-11T11:18:33-05:00 February 11th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mark Your Calendars! Obesity Care Week, organized by our partners at the Obesity Action Coalition,  is set for February 28th – March 6th, 2021 and each day is dedicated to a specific topic to highlight issues impacting people with obesity: February [...]

Applications now open: Director, School of Health Studies, Western University

2021-01-06T10:35:13-05:00 December 21st, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

Applications are invited for the position of Director, School of Health Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The School of Health Studies was established in 2009, a natural evolution from its roots in an undergraduate Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) [...]

A National Obesity Strategy: Are we there yet?

2021-07-29T13:51:10-04:00 September 3rd, 2020|Categories: National Obesity Strategy, OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research and Policy, and  Ian Patton, PhD, Director of Public Engagement and Advocacy It has been almost 15 years since Obesity Canada (formerly the Canadian Obesity Network) was established by the Canadian government under the [...]

UPDATE: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Managing Pediatric Obesity

2020-11-13T13:34:48-05:00 July 28th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Over the past few months, work has continued on updating the clinical practice guidelines for managing pediatric obesity in Canada. The group has been working with research methodologists who will be helping to lead the systematic reviews (5 will be conducted) [...]

Webinar Series: Adult Obesity Guidelines: What’s New? Part 1

2020-09-03T13:55:38-04:00 July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines, OC Events, OC News, OC Online CE|Tags: , , , , , , |

Registration is still available for this webinar series! If you are registering after the start date of the series, a link to the recording's will be emailed to you. Register for the Tuesday sessions Register for the Thursday sessions [...]

Select 5As materials are now completely free! Only pay the shipping!

2020-07-09T11:56:50-04:00 July 9th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

That's right, select materials are now completely free of charge - you just pay the shipping! Our No Size Fits All Brochure, Adult & Pregnancy Obesity Management Guides, and Obesity Fact Sheets are all available upon request.  The 5As were initially [...]

People with Obesity are not Personally Responsible for their Weight

2020-07-02T18:01:10-04:00 June 16th, 2020|Categories: Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the most crucial components of “healthy weight” social messages is that body weight is easily modifiable[1]. This is a message people hear, read, and talk about on a regular basis. It is common to hear phrases that communicate the [...]

Assessing the State of Obesity Care: Quality, Access and Standards

2019-10-28T12:58:35-04:00 October 28th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

By Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research & Policy, Obesity Canada I have been working in the field of obesity research, education and advocacy for over a decade. In that time, I have seen the field of obesity change significantly. In [...]

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