February 1, 2023
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Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 1 to 7, 2023
Eating Disorders affect people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic class, abilities, races, and ethnic backgrounds. That is why, from February 1st to 7th every year, Eating Disorder groups across Canada unite to commemorate Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) with a national week of action focused on educating the public about Eating Disorders.
It is a time to escalate awareness of the impact of Eating Disorders, the dangerous stereotypes and myths, and the supports available for people living with or affected by them.
EDAW is a collective effort, from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Organizations around the country are set to host local events, light notable landmarks in the colour purple, and engage in public education campaigns.
This year’s campaign, Transforming the Narrative from Asks to Action, aims to help people understand the connection between eating disorders and other co-occurring conditions or intersections of disadvantage (e.g., mental health conditions, trauma, systemic issues), and to help people take action to support people affected.
For more information, visit nedic.ca