Ask the Expert #8: Dr. Jacob Shelley on Human Rights and Obesity

2019-12-17T12:00:42+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , |

    Last month we asked you to provide questions for our expert, Dr. Jacob Shelley, surrounding the legal and human rights policy aspect of obesity in Canada. Below are the selected questions that were submitted to Jacob. As there was a [...]

Why I Continue to Advocate, and Why You Should, Too

2019-12-17T11:38:11+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , |

by Melody Harding A few months ago I was able to share with the Obesity Canada community (via this newsletter) that I had successfully settled my Human Rights Complaint with Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness. After 13 years of trying [...]

An Open Letter on Obesity and Human Rights

2019-12-17T11:04:40+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Take a moment to re-read  one of the stories that has driven our patient advocates to take action. The story of Ellen Maud Bennett gripped the media last year. Ellen included a message for the world in her obituary, which was published [...]

Fat Family Part 3: Fat Parents

2019-11-20T11:58:38+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Kelly Moen is an active patient advocate and vice-chair of the Obesity Canada Public Engagement Committee. Kelly and his wife Cathy gave a talk about living with obesity and the impact on family earlier this year.  This topic has inspired Kelly’s family to write [...]

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

2019-10-28T12:58:35+00:00 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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