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 and Long-Term Care.