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2019 Sponsors

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Each year, NEDA helps millions of people across the country find information and appropriate treatment resources through its toll-free, live helpline, its many outreach programs, and website. NEDA advocates for advancements in the field and envisions a world without eating disorders.

For information and resources, visit www.NationalEatingDisorders.org or contact the National Eating Disorders Helpline: 800-931-2237. Users can also text ‘NEDA’ to 741741 (USA) or 686-868 (Canada) for live support during crisis situations 24/7.

In operation since 2002, Hope’s EDS is a registered charitable organization committed to helping those living with an eating disorder, and disordered eating, along with their caregivers, friends and family. Our pillars of service include providing online resources to assist with navigating the healthcase system. We offer public education and outreach to raise awareness and to help end the stigma associated with this illness. Focussing on early intervention we recently launched a workshop for adolescent girls to encourage positive body image, self care and media literacy.

The Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada was established in 1995 by President Emeritus, Dr. Robbie Campbell and is a national, not-for-profit registered charity. EDFC is committed to raising funds to support evidence based care for, research into, and increased awareness about eating disorders in Canada. Partnering with other organizations and individuals, the Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada contributes to support a stronger voice for those who suffer from eating disorders. 

Body Image coverBody Image is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality, scientific articles on body image and human physical appearance. Body image is a multi-faceted concept that refers to persons’ perceptions and attitudes about their own body, particularly but not exclusively its appearance. The journal invites contributions from a broad range of disciplines – psychological science, other social and behavioral sciences, and medical and health sciences. The journal publishes original research articles, brief research reports, theoretical and review papers, and science-based practitioner reports of interest.



Fat Studies: Past, Present, Futures is the third fat studies conference held in New Zealand. Speakers from around the world share fat scholarship and activism over 18-19 June, 2020 at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. Our keynotes are Esther Rothblum, Editor-at-Large of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight & Society, and Sonya Renee Taylor of The Body is Not an Apology. Those unable to attend in person will be welcome to register as online attendees, which will provide livestreaming of the conference and on-demand videos of the conference presentations for up to a year. More information will be avaialable soon at Tinyurl.com/FSNZ20.

Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support. We are proud to announce our 50th Anniversary Conference, being held in Las Vegas, NV on June 14-16, 2019.This year’s theme is “Honoring our Past; Creating our Future.” For more information, resources, or to join NAAFA, visit us at: www.naafa.org. We would like to than NAAFA for their continued support of the WSC.

Body Brave is a charitable organization that offers innovative treatment and support to adults struggling with eating disorders and their families. Our focus is on digital health solutions to optimize accessibility. Body Brave is working with partners across Canada to develop a cutting-edge e-platform to fill the gaps in eating disorder training and education for healthcare professionals.


NIED is the voice for Canadian families, caregivers and individuals who are challenged by Eating Disorders and other co-morbid and concurrent diagnoses. We help caregivers, patients and practitioners fill gaps in care through education and by highlighting better practices in prevention, health promotion and treatment. NIED is 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.

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a registered Canadian charity that has been helping Canadians affected by eating disorders since 1985. We operate Canada’s only national toll-free helpline and instant chat program which provides support, information and referrals to individuals struggling with food and weight preoccupation issues, as well as the families, friends, and professionals who care for them. With a focus on eating disorder risk factors, NEDIC delivers prevention-focused workshops to diverse audiences and facilitates professional development through our outreach and education program. You can visit us at www.nedic.ca to access our services and learn more!

Sheena’s Place is a Toronto-based community mental health charity that supports individuals affected by eating disorders. Sheena’s Place offers a wide range of professionally-facilitated groups to individuals (ages 17+) who live with an eating disorder or disordered eating, as well as their families and friends. All programs are free of charge and are based on self-referral. Please visit www.sheenasplace.org for more information.


ASDAHThe Association for Size Diversity and Health is an international professional organisation composed of members committed to the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Principles. Their mission is to promote education, research, and the provision of services which enhance health and well-being, and which are free from weight-based assumptions and weight discrimination. We would also like to thank ASDAH for their continued support of the WSC.

Center For Discovery Eating Disorder programs employ an evidence-based, trauma-informed, weight-inclusive treatment approach to address the complex psychological, neurobiological, and medical complications of eating disorders. Using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), multi-disciplinary treatment teams guide clients and families toward recovery. For more information please call 800.760.3934 or visit www.centerfordiscovery.com.

Hilary Kinavey, MS, LPC and Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD, are the co-founders of Be Nourished, a leading voice in the mission to address body oppression and heal body shame. Since 2005, they have been holding space for people looking to let go of chronic patterns of dieting, disordered eating, and weight cycling. After years of deep listening, Hilary and Dana co-created their Body Trust® approach to help people find a way to truly heal and move towards a compassionate, sustainable form of self care. In a culture dominated by weight bias and body oppression, they believe reclaiming Body Trust® is the key to feeling psychologically and physically nourished.

blackpearllogoPearlsong Press: Healing the world, one book at a time. Fat Studies, fat-friendly fiction, non-fiction, and self-help. Plus free stuff. Click here. We would like to thank Pearlsong Press for their continued support of the WSC.

Fat Studies journalRoutledge Journals is proud to publish Fat Studies, the first academic journal in the field of scholarship that critically examines theory, research, practices, and programs related to body weight and appearance. Routledge is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works, and publishes content that spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Behavioural Sciences. We would like to than Fat Studies and Routledge for their continued support of the WSC.


Psychology of Women QuarterlyPsychology of Women Quarterly (PWQ) is a feminist, scientific, peer-reviewed journal that publishes empirical research, critical reviews and theoretical articles that advance a field of inquiry, brief reports on timely topics, teaching briefs, and invited book reviews related to the psychology of women and gender. For more information about PWQ, visit: pwq.sagepub.com


Food Psych® Programs offers intuitive eating coaching and online courses to help people make peace with food and their bodies. We also produce Food Psych, a weekly podcast about intuitive eating, Health at Every Size®, body liberation, and diet-culture recovery. Food Psych was launched in 2013 and is now one of iTunes’ top 100 Health podcasts, reaching tens of thousands of listeners worldwide. Founder Christy Harrison is an anti-diet dietitian and journalist who writes regularly for major media outlets, and her forthcoming book Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating will be published in January 2020 by Little, Brown Spark. Visit foodpsychprograms.com to learn more about us and our work.

Rebecca Scritchfield, author of Body Kindness, and host of the Body Kindness podcast is a HAES registered dietitian and certified exercise physiologist. She offers weight inclusive individual, group, and online programs centered on well-being enhancement. Rebecca’s Body Kindness philosophy has been studied at UNC Charlotte MIND-BATCH lab – mindful self-care and depressive symptoms in pregnancy and postpartum. She primarily works with kids, chronic dieters and people in recovery from Binge Eating Disorder. She mentors helping professionals at all stages of career in an 8-month HAES-informed supervision program, delivered online, with group and private sessions.
www.bodykindnessbook.com  Body Kindness private counseling

The Gaudiani Clinic provides outpatient medical care to patients of all genders with eating disorders or disordered eating, of all shapes and sizes. The Gaudiani Clinic also offers person-centered medical care to those who are recovered from an eating disorder. Under the care of Jennifer Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED, and Elissa Rosen, MD, CEDS, patients receive expert, HAES-informed internal medicine care provided in a comfortable, discreet, compassionate, and accessible private practice setting. Drs. Gaudiani and Rosen are two of a very limited number of outpatient internists in the United States carrying the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist designation. The Gaudiani Clinic operates under a hybrid-concierge treatment model and is located in Denver, Colorado with both local and telemedicine treatment plans available. For more visit www.gaudianiclinic.com.

Dr. Linda Bacon, a former professor, has a 15+ year history teaching courses in social justice, health, weight and nutrition. She has mined her deep academic proficiency, including 3 graduate degrees, her clinical expertise, and her personal experience to write two bestselling books, Health at Every Size and Body Respect, co-authored with Lucy Aphramor, both of which are credited with transforming the weight discourse. In her forthcoming book, Being, Belonging and Body Liberation, Bacon takes her inspiring message beyond size, to shaping a culture of empathy, equity and true belonging. A compelling speaker and storyteller, Dr. Bacon delivers a unique blend of academic expertise, clinical experience, and social justice advocacy, all couched in a raw honesty and compassion that touch and inspire. Visit lindabaconspeaks.com and lindabacon.org for more information.

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