About Body Peace

Lived Experience is Evidence Too

Body Peace 2019

to challenge barriers, embolden conversation, and equip people with the tools to create lasting change in their lives and practice.

Over the three days of the conference, Body Peace 2019 will offer three different areas of focus: Innovation, Representation, and Collaboration. The first day of Innovation will highlight clinical and nonclinical innovative approaches, fresh ideas, and new perspectives in the realm of body image and disordered eating. Focusing on Representation will highlight the dynamic and diverse voices of those with lived experience, caregivers, and clinicians. Body Peace 2019 is a space to uplift and magnify the voices of those who have been underrepresented. On the final day, Collaboration will focus on the ways we can all collaborate, joining our voices to break down stigma and promote empowering approaches to healing.

Who?

This conference is for anyone who is interested in learning more about eating disorders and body image including healthcare professionals, caregivers of someone who is struggling with an eating disorder or someone with lived experience of an eating disorder. It is designed to be accessible and practical.

Where?

Body Peace 2019 is being hosted on the virtual platform Zoom which allows us to reach a large audience, in a way that is widely accessible. Time, distance, and financial restraints all keep people from being able to participate in meaningful dialogue that can benefit their work, their relationships, or their own mental health. For instructions on using Zoom, click here.

When?

Body Peace takes place from Oct 4-6, 2019. This is our inaugural conference! Body Peace will take place annually.

NIED

NIED was launched in 2012 in Toronto, Canada. We have become the voice for Canadian families, caregivers, and individuals who are affected by Eating Disorders and other comorbid and concurrent diagnoses.

10 000+ COMMUNITY

Interacted with over 10,000 individuals, families and caregivers to provide guidance,
support, and education regarding Eating Disorders, the health care system, and social
services across Canada.

60+ PUBLIC SYMPOSIA

Developed and delivered 63 Eating Disorders symposia for the public since NIED was
created in 2012.

NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS

Working with stakeholders across the country to address the gaps in current
services, delays in treatment, lack of pan-Canadian data, and insufficient training for
clinicians and healthcare professionals.

RESEARCH FOCUSED

Participated in the development of a CIHR-funded research study aimed at identifying and prioritizing research related to Eating Disorders in Canada. Surveyed, in 2016, approximately 400 organizations to identify gaps in care for
people living with and recovering from Eating Disorders in Canada.

Body Brave

Body Brave is a national charity that aims to significantly improve the lives of those struggling with eating disorders, through national and international collaboration, bold innovation and a deep commitment to highlighting the voices of lived experience.

10000

PLUS COMMUNITY

Body Brave has an online community of over 10k (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter combined).

800

PLUS CLIENTS SERVED

Offered information, support and resources to over 700 individuals who are struggling with eating disorders and their families

50

ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGED

To develop a game-changing e-platform to provide education and training on eating disorders.

700

PLUS HOURS OF PROGRAMS

Low cost or free virtual and in-person treatment and support groups.

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