Eating Disorders
Awareness Week

February 1–7, 2020.

Eating Disorders affect people of all sizes, genders, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic class, abilities, races, and ethnic backgrounds. You can get involved: follow the hashtag #EDAW2020 • spread the word • participate in local events • donate to your local eating disorders group.

Below are the events for the week and we are also offering pop-up events to help get the word out.

Pop-up Events – Info To Go

11:00 am - 1:30 pm | NSCAD
11:00 am – 1:30 pm | Scotia Square

11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Dalhousie Student Union
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm | King’s College

11:00 am – 1:30 pm | NSCC Waterfront Campus

11:00 am – 1:00 pm | SMU Student Centre
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | MSVU

Enter to win one of three

Self-care Gift Baskets

Proceeds go to supporting peer support programs of Eating Disorders Nova Scotia, a local charitable organization. Draw date: February 14, 2020.



Karma Yoga Class

Proceeds from this class go to Eating Disorders Nova Scotia. Our Strength and Stretch yoga class offers the best of both worlds.

February 2, 2020

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Fitness Room


Weight on our Minds – A Conversation

With Dr. Sara Kirk and Phillip Joy. If you’ve ever asked yourself "Is BMI bullshit?" or "Why aren’t we addressing poverty when we talk about health? or "Why are we policing people’s bodies?" this conversation is for you.

February 3, 2020

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Halifax Central Library


Rituals For Healing – Meditation & Workshop

A guided meditation and mini ritual workshop where we will talk about how to build rituals offering a chance to look at the mindset of our choices and make powerful decisions for ourselves.

February 5, 2020

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fiends Co


Flash Tattoo Event

Outlaw Country Tattoo is celebrating Eating Disorders Awareness Week with a flash event. Choose from a selection of tattoos ranging from $80-$130. 50% of proceeds go to Eating Disorders Nova Scotia.

February 6, 2020

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Outlaw Country Tattoo


Recovery and Eating Disorders – Ask Me Anything

Curious about life without an eating disorder? Wish you understood more about these illnesses? Join us online where we’ll bust some myths, talk about recovery, share info on treatment and support options, and take your question.

February 6, 2020

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facebook Live


Diet Culture Detox

Join us online as we learn how to identify and challenge diet culture, and move towards to self-acceptance. We will be joined by speaker, writer, and advocate, Lee Thomas.

February 10, 2020

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm