Who can access Body Brave's programming?
Body Brave welcomes ALL bodies and are weight inclusive and proudly 2SLGBTQIA+ friendly.
Our services are available for people aged 17+ years, free of charge or covered by OHIP.
Support programs are available to all Canadians nation-wide, while treatment services are available only to Ontario residents.
A diagnosis is not required, however our services are suitable for those struggling with binge eating disorder, anorexia, bulimia, OSFED and body image issues.
If you are looking for treatment but are not eligible for Body Brave's treatment services, please visit the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC.ca) website here for a list of service providers across Canada.
Are programs really free?
Our support and treatment programs are free to access or are covered by OHIP.
In our Recovery Support program, we recommend optional self-guided recovery workbooks that individuals must purchase. However, this recommendation is completely optional and free resources are also available to participants.
What does weight inclusive mean?
Weight Inclusiveness is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes health and well-being as multi-faceted ("while directing efforts toward improving health access and reducing weight stigma" as defined by Tylka, T., Annunziato, R., Burgard, D., Daníelsdóttir, S., Shuman, E., Davis, C., & Calogero, R.M. (2014). The Weight-Inclusive versus Weight-Normative Approach to Health: Evaluating the Evidence for Prioritizing Well-Being over Weight Loss. Journal of Obesity, 2014.)
I'm still unsure where to start.
All treatment and support starts with registration, which is where we encourage you to begin your journey with Body Brave.
However, if you do have some questions before you begin, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I support Body Brave's work?
Support for us can be shown in many ways. Sharing our content on social media, leaving us a positive review on Facebook or Google, writing a testiominal, and just spreading the word is so so appreciated. In order to keep all our programming free and accessible, we do rely on the generosity of our community. If you would like to make a donation, you can visit our
donation page here.