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April 24, 2017
It seems especially fitting that a public statement about my past and present struggles with eating disorders should come weeks after National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017.  This year, as in past years, the focus of the public health initiative promoted by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) – to erase stigma, enhance understanding, and increase…More
February 28, 2017
Last year I saw a display at the City of North Vancouver City Hall for the PEDAW -Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week Campaign. I had not heard anything about it before and was curious about the “purple” bracelets with the logo “love our bodies” on it. I started taking part in the Goose Chase App…More
February 23, 2017
As you know, the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) Campaign: love our bodies, love ourselves, is launched every year from February 1-7!  And with literally HUNDREDS of photos, tweets, posts, and messages sent throughout the week, we were only able to include a select few from the week-long fun to highlight.   Please enjoy this snapshot…More
February 8, 2017
Guest Post by: Dr. Adele Lafrance, C.Psych, Natasha Files, MSW, RSW, & Alison Bell, MA, RCC  There is no relationship connection more powerful than that between parent and child. The strength and importance of this connection is clearly reflected in the pain parents experience when they are a witness to their child’s suffering, including an eating…More
February 1, 2017
Body image among youth in BC is a growing problem. “A third of healthy weight males were trying to gain weight, while 52% of healthy weight females were trying to lose weight.” (McCreary Centre Society, 2013).   Every year, February 1-7th marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week, an annual event aimed not only at bringing this…More
January 11, 2017
Eating Disorder Awareness Week has been officially proclaimed in the Province of British Columbia for February 1st - 7th, 2017!   Province of British Columbia City of Victoria, Capital of BC City of Vancouver, largest city in BC See all of the proclamations done for 2016:  http://bit.ly/2heLXnh   And join us in taking part and…More
January 11, 2017
  PEDAW is putting on a FREE public panel event to celebrate and acknowledge Eating Disorders Awareness Month (every February!) and promote prevention and awareness of eating disorders. We are proud to provide this opportunity for you to listen and ask questions to our panelists as they share their illuminated perspectives on the event theme,…More
January 11, 2017
WHAT:  The Vancouver Canucks will be playing the Minnesota Wild at Rogers Arena!   PEDAW will host a “Community Table” near the main entrance Rogers Arena will be lighting up purple for ED Awareness The Canucks will all be wearing our iconic purple wristbands to honor Eating Disorders Awareness Jumbotron will be having a message…More
January 11, 2017
February includes Eating Disorder Awareness week, and we need YOUR help to spread awareness about eating disorders! WHAT:  A time where we stop and honor eating disorders awareness, education, and prevention across Canada! Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs from February 1st - 7th, 2017, and we invite everyone on Friday to wear PURPLE or our…More
January 11, 2017
WHAT:  The Hunt to Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves challenges residents of B.C. to complete missions for points using an app for Android, iPhone and tablet devices called “GooseChase.” GooseChase is a free app that hosts mass scavenger hunts!  The game has a list of missions/tasks for everyone to complete. Each of these missions relates…More