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 [...]

Advocating on Parliament Hill for Canadians Living with Obesity

2018-06-07T17:58:45+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Ximena Ramos Salas, CON-RCO Managing Director, Ian Patton, CON-RCO Public Engagement Coordinator and Candace Vilhan, Public Engagement Committee Member, met with members of parliament from all political parties to raise awareness about obesity, weight bias, obesity stigma and [...]