Join us for a virtual Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022

EDAW in Alberta at a glance- see what EDSNA, Silver Linings AB, and other community partners have planned for #EDAW2022

Jan 31st & Feb 1st

Feb 1st

Feb 1st

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Feb 2nd & 3rd

Feb 3rd

Feb 5th & 6th

Feb 6th

Feb 7th

Monday, January 31st & Tuesday, February 1st


EDAW starts early!

Watch @EatingDSNA and @SilverLiningsAB on all social media platforms (or go visit the landmarks in person across Alberta!) on January 31st and February 1st.

Provincial landmarks like:

  • The High Level Bridge (Edmonton)
  • Calgary Tower (Calgary)
  • Gary Harris Centre (Red Deer)
  • Lethbridge City Hall (Lethbridge)

..and more will be lit up in purple light in support of the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022!

Tuesday, February 1st


Building Our Community Toolkit- Supportive Language for Eating Disorder Recovery

Virtual: Mount Royal University presents an online panel exploring the correct language to use when talking with someone in recovery, then moves into a discussion on how we can choose language that assists in cultivating supportive environments for eating disorder recovery and holistic health.

Start time: 12:00pm (approx 60 minutes)

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Person dancing in a field with the setting sun in the background. Text overlay says 'Hope in Motion'

Virtual: Join EDSNA and Calgary Silver Linings Foundation as we move and breathe our way through societal body-image pressure and anxiety in an Alberta-wide, free-form dance and grounding session in light of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022 .

This online event will guide you through an ecstatic dance practice (led by Michelle Newlands) and guided breathwork meditation (led by Marin McCue), helping you connect back to your body and heart. This workshop is accessible to those of all genders, sizes, and abilities. All proceeds will go towards providing accessible eating disorder support to Albertans.

Start time: 6:45pm (approx 120 minutes (60 minutes ecstatic dance; 30 minutes breathwork; introductions, break, and closing remarks))

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Wednesday, February 2nd & Thursday, February 3rd


Final Sale. No Exchanges, No Refunds.

Virtual: Jessica is trying to accept her body. What for though? If she could just change it, life would be better. A journey of foibles, fat and unfortunate farts leads Jessica through close contact with her body. Frustrating, sad, awkward and funny; a story about coming to terms with ourselves.

A live Q&A with playwright and actor Jessica Belbin and registered psychologist Dr. Angela Grace will stream on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. Admission to the Q&A is included as part of the ticket purchase.

Please note: this show is 18+

Trigger warning. Show contains Adult Language, Discussion of Disordered Eating, Description of Bodily Functions

Start time of play: On demand (60 minutes)

Start time of Q&A:  7:30pm February 3rd, 2022 (60 minutes)

Watch the trailer

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Thursday, February 3rd


Indigenous Perspectives in the Discourse of Eating Disorders

Virtual: This webinar will offer unique and diverse perspectives from Mi’kmaw and Iroquois Cree/Métis students and aspiring psychologists on the importance and interconnection of Indigenous approaches to trauma and eating disorders.

To register: Please contact maureen.plante@ucalgary.ca for the zoom link/any questions.

Start time: 4:00pm (90 minutes)

Saturday, February 5th & Sunday, February 6th


Eating Disorders: Awareness & Risk Mitigation in the Fitness Industry

Virtual: Disordered eating and body image concerns often present themselves in gyms, athletic and/or competitive environments, and in aesthetic-focused sports and activities. Unfortunately, many coaches, trainers, and instructors aren’t sure how to approach the folks they see exhibiting concerning behaviours; fewer still might recognize those concerning behaviours in themselves.

Join a team of professionals in this accredited course as they discuss eating disorders, disordered eating, diets, and exercise. Learn more about how to support clients and yourself in whatever active environment you work in.

Attendees will earn Continuing Education Credits (CEC) for attending both days. See FAQ section, below, for more information about accrediting bodies.

Speakers include:

  • a recreational therapist from the University of Alberta Eating Disorders Program
  • a registered psychologist
  • a registered dietitian
  • a gym owner
  • the EDSNA Executive Director

Click the ‘Register me!’ button, below, for more information about topics covered and FAQ.

Start time: 9am-2pm each day (2 days, 4 hours of content per day)

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Sunday, February 6th


“Lifted Up” Prayer Event – FED Nutrition

Virtual: “Lifted Up” is a virtual gathering for Christians to come together in prayer in support of Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

To register: Please RSVP to Sarah at fednutritionconsulting@gmail.com to register and receive your zoom link.

Start time: 3:00pm (approx 120 minutes)

Monday, February 7th


Eating Disorders in Post Secondary: the Impact of School and Social Media

Virtual: Being a post-secondary student is tough, and there can be additional considerations when you’re also managing recovery from an eating disorder/disordered eating.

As many as 47% of post-secondary students are at high risk of developing an eating disorder or disordered eating while they’re in post-secondary. Between the course load, personal and professional expectations, and social media, the pressure can be intense for many. There are also additional responsibilities if students have accessed treatment and are managing recovery as well. Quite frankly, it can all feel like a lot– even doing laundry can feel overwhelming sometimes.

Join registered psychologist Dr. Angela Grace, social media influencers, a nutritionist, and EDSNA in this webinar to discuss these issues, and learn some practical strategies to support yourself and those around you.

Start time: 7:00pm (75-90 minutes)

Disclaimer:

Please note, due to the subject matter only folks 18+ are able to attend. Attendees do not need to be post-secondary students, or have had an eating disorder/disordered eating to attend- it is open to anyone!

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See what else is happening across Canada (coming soon)