To celebrate NIED’s 10-year milestone as a leader fostering Education, Understanding & Action for Eating Disorders in Canada, we shone the light on how young adults are getting involved in spreading education, understanding and action about Eating Disorders.

Our The Way Ahead event coincided with World Eating Disorder Action Day on June 2, 2022. It spotlighted how the next generation is stepping up with spirited passion and commitment to help ignite change in the Canadian Eating Disorder landscape.

Watch a  recorded copy of The Way Ahead event.

The event’s presenters contact details:

Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health Lead with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Heather Wheeler:

Knowledge Equity Team at Frayme

Kristy Allen:

Founder of The Starving Artist, Activist and Academic

Ally Zlatar:

Founder of the Recovery Foundation

Sarah Farquhar:

Research Group from the Couturier Lab at McMaster University

Dr. Jennifer Couturier:

Danielle Pellegrini:

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NEDIC Outreach & Education Coordinator

Ary Maharaj:

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Registered Dietitian and Member of Waterloo Wellington Eating Disorder Coalition from University of Guelph

Lindzie O’Reilly:

Member of The Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) and The New Mentality

Emma Stafford:

Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Counsellor, and Coordinator from Body Brave

Elyse Trudell:

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NIED is grateful to FRAYME for their generous support as a sponsor of The Way Ahead.

Frayme leads a national network that connects mental health, health and social services working with youth and young adults to accelerate the integration and implementation of youth care in Canada.