Shaleen Jones

Executive Director, Eating Disordes Nova Scotia

Shaleen Jones has been an advocate, organizer, educator, and all-round rabble rouser in the field of eating disorders for over twenty years, holding leadership positions with community organization such as the BC Eating Disorders Association, Laing House, Peer Support Canada, and CMHA National. She is currently the Executive Director for Eating Disorders NS. As a person with both lived experience and family experience, Shaleen is passionate about recovery, the transformative power of peer support, and creating sustainable, systematic changes across the sector. She was one of the first people trained specifically to provide peer support for those with eating disorders in Canada, and earned her Peer Support Certification from Peer Support Canada in 2015. Shaleen was recognized with an Inspiring Lives Award from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, and bring her professional and personal lived experience to the Mental Health Advisory Council to the Minister of Health and the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Hallway Group.

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