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Welcome to the Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funded the Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders in 1994 to increase involvement of the existing health care system in the provision of specialized services to people with eating disorders. The goal of this provincial training program is to increase the capacity of practitioners to respond to the healthcare pressures of those experiencing eating disorders. The outreach program is housed at the University Health Network and has steering committee membership from the eating disorder programs at Toronto General Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto), St-Joseph’s Healthcare (Hamilton), St. Joseph’s Care Group (Thunder Bay), and  Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Ottawa). We work collaboratively with a provincial network of specialized eating disorder service providers. This system provides ongoing training, consultation, and program evaluation in comprehensive assessment, outpatient, day treatment and inpatient care.

Our training is available to those who offer a non-fee-for-service delivery of care, including physicians covered by OHIP.

The Outreach Program wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Training Events

Registration provides members of ED provincial network access to:

  • View and register for the annual network meeting and professional rounds hosted by the outreach program
  • Archive of past training topics
  • Special Interest Group area

Registration provides non-members of the ED Provincial network access to:

  • View and register for the professional rounds hosted by the outreach program

Register to create your profile to access our new provincial network member area.

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Screening Tools

Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management for EDs (2011) View PDF 
Ottawa Disordered Eating Screen for Youth (ODES-Y)  (2019) View PDF 

Treatment Updates

Child/Adolescent:

Couturier et al (2020) View PDF
Pennell et al. (2019) View PDF
Couturier et al. (2019) View PDF
Couturier et al. (2019) View PDF
Clairman et al. (2019) View PDF
Eddy et al. (2019) View PDF
Lieberman et al. (2018) View PDF
Cooney et al. (2018) View PDF
Cooney et al. (2018) View PDF
Espie et al. (2015) View PDF
Harrison et al. (2015) View PDF
CMHA (2015) View Page
Robinson et al. (2014) View PDF
Pinhas et al. (2014) View PDF
Robinson et al. (2014)  View PDF
Agras et al. (2014) View PDF
Leclerc et al. (2013) View PDF
Grewal et al. (2013) View PDF
Henderson et al. (2014) View PDF
LaFrance et al. (2014) View PDF

Transition Age Youth:

New Service in York Region View Flyer
Dimitropoulos et al. (2013) View PDF
Dimitropoulos et al. (2012) View PDF
LaFrance-Robinson et al. (2013) View PDF

Adults:

Dimitropoulos et al. (2012) View PDF
Federici, Wisniewski (2013) View PDF
Federici et al. (2012) View PDF

Carers:

LaFrance-Robinson et al. (2012) View PDF

Professionals:

Katzman et al. (2019) View PDF
Katzman et al. (2019) View PDF
Norris et al. (2018) View PDF
Walker et al. (2015) View PDF
Kosmerly et al. (2014) View PDF
Girz et al. (2014) View PDF
Murray et al. (2014) View PDF
Katzman et al. (2013) View PDF

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Prevention Updates

ED-PPEI

Restrictive dieting is often associated with a cycle of weight loss, over-eating, weight gain, and the development of eating disorder symptoms. In Ontario, as many as 1 in 4 girls experience at least one symptom of an eating disorder. Canada-wide, between 30%-34% of girls and 23%-25% of boys report disordered eating symptoms, including binge eating or weight control through restrictive eating.

Research indicates the need to identify and intervene on eating disorder symptoms early for better outcomes. 

ED-PPEI will fill gaps in the existing system of care by building local capacity for the delivery of promotion and evidence-based eating disorder prevention. Funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health, ED-PPEI is a project by OCOPED in collaboration with local stakeholders.

McVey, G. (2016). Training Service Providers in Evidence-Based Prevention Programs.  Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders. View PDF

McVey, G. (2016) Universal Prevention. Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders. View PDF

Levine, M. and McVey, G. (2015). Developing an Ecological Approach to Eating Disorders Prevention: The Ontario Project. View PDF

Integrating Weight Bias Awareness and Mental Health Promotion Into Obesity Prevention Delivery: A Public Health Pilot Study (2013) View PDF

Prevention of eating-related and weight related disorders: Collaborative research, advocacy, and policy change. McVey, G.L., Levine, M.P., Piran, N., & Ferguson, B. (2012). Order Form
Prevention book

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Prevalence

Prevalence of eating disorders and disordered eating in Ontario and Canada (2011) View PDF 

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Partnerships

The Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with:

  • The University Health Network (Toronto General Division)
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Provincial network of specialized eating disorder service providers

Contact Us

Ontario Community Outreach
Program for Eating Disorders

University Health Network
Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street
Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4  

416-340-4051
416-340-3200