February 1, 2020
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Eating Disorders Can’t Afford to Wait:
Every year from February 1-7, Canadian voices unite for Eating Disorders Awareness Week. #EDAW2020 aims to raise awareness and help Canadians support those affected by Eating Disorders. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2NWIJaR
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.
The content below was created collaboratively in partnership with Body Brave, Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA), and the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED), who together, with NEDIC, formed this year’s national EDAW organizing committee.