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PEDAW 2024 Events & Activities

The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is launched every year from February 1st – 7th with activities and events taking place throughout the year.  It is a province-wide effort, brought to you by Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention & Awareness, a program of Family Services of the North Shore, to raise awareness around prevention and early intervention of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, building healthy body image and self-esteem.



BC Proclamation for Eating Disorders Awareness Week

The Province of British Columbia has delcared February 1 – 7, 2024 as Eating Disorders Awareness Week!  To view the proclamation, click here.


Listen to Our Latest Podcast – With Special Guest, Dr. Josie Geller:

WHEN: February 1, 2024

WHERE: Online

How validation builds self-compassion for people with eating disorders.

Director of Community & Provincial Programs including Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Program, Laurie Kohl, leads us through an insightful and informative conversation with Dr. Josie Geller, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Research in the Eating Disorders Program at St. Paul’s Hospital.   Click here to listen.



Check Out Landmarks Across BC Lighting Up Purple:

WHEN: February 1 – February 7, 2024

WHERE: Across B.C.

Our Community partners light up purple every year to show support for Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week!

1. Snap a photo of a landmark lit up purple.

2. Share your photo on social media, using the hashtag #purpleforpedaw or #eatingdisordersawareness and tag us on Instagram and Twitter (X) at @loveourbodies, and Facebook at @loveourbodiesloveourselves, and we will share on our social channels.

List of Participating Landmarks:

  • City Hall, New Westminster
  • BC Parliament Buildings, Victoria
  • BC Place, Vancouver
  • Bloedal Conservatory, Vancouver
  • Inlet Centre, Fire Hall, Port Moody
  • Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam
  • Nanaimo Bastion, Nanaimo
  • North Vancouver City Hall, North Vancouver
  • Oak Bay Municipal Hall, District of Oak Bay
  • Sails of Light, Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Science World TELUS, Vancouver
  • Town of Comox, Town Circle, Comox
  • UNBC, Prince George
  • Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver


Wear Purple and Share on Social Media:

WHEN: February 1 to February 7, 2024

WHERE: Across B.C.

1. Wear purple and/or our Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves wristband.

2. Take a photo of yourself or a landmark that is lit up purple. Have fun and be creative!

3. Share your photo on social media, using the hashtag #purpleforpedaw or #eatingdisordersawareness,  tag us on Instagram and Twitter (X) at @loveourbodies, and Facebook @loveourbodiesloveourselves.  We will share your social media posts all week long!

If you would like to request free wristbands and live within BC, email us at to place your order.


Host Your Own Eating Disorders Awareness Event:

WHEN: February 1 – February 7, 2024

WHERE: Across B.C.

Host an event in your community!  Set up a station at your workplace, or school, organize a fundraiser for eating disorders awareness, host a screening, or get creative with your own ideas. 

We have free resources available to support you with your event. To order resources, email



Order Free Eating Disorders Awareness Resources:


We offer free resources such as wristbands, posters, postcards, body image and eating attitudes screeners, as well as educational fact sheets about a variety of topics. 

To order, email

To view and download resources and fact sheets from our website, click here.




Follow and Share on Social Media:

Follow us on social media to see PEDAW 2024 campaign activities and events.  Share your posts and tag us, use the hashtag #purpleforpedaw or #eatingdisordersawareness and we will share your posts on our social channels all week long:

Twitter (X)@loveourbodies