We are a not-for-profit whose Mission is to bring Hope and Empower Canadians affected by Obesity through Education, Community and Advocacy.
“Strong communities are born out of
individuals being their best selves.”
Canadian indigenous writer
What We Stand For
- We believe our “ideal” weight is not an absolute number on a scale but rather a weight which does not impair our health or negatively impact our quality of life.
- We understand that the concept of “eat less and move more” is not enough; there’s a lot more involved in losing weight and keeping it off than simply willpower.
- We believe that no matter your size, shape or means, we all deserve to be cared for with respect, understanding and dignity… with everyone having equal access to medical treatments and therapies.
Together, we can make a difference.
Become a member at no cost and together let us Inspire Hope through Action
Our Three Drivers For Action
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Hello and thank you for visiting Obesity Matters (OM)
We started OM to primarily serve individuals and their loved ones living with or affected by obesity to take action towards a better future for themselves and their communities.
Our objectives are to:
- Empower Canadians living with or affected by obesity, to self-advocate for medical care and therapies they deserve.
Join the movement
Your generous contribution to Obesity Matters will help improve the lives of the more than seven million Canadians affected by the disease of obesity.
"I realized today that when I am connected to people who share my goals and provided with intelligent conversation, my confidence to speak up and out is greatly enhanced. More of us need to believe and love themselves enough to stand up for themselves. Your group is providing us with knowledge and with that knowledge comes power."
This is an awesome idea and based on my experiences, students will love this exercise video with Raptors 905. I have shared this with my son who is working with high school students who have developmental disabilities. They need brain breaks throughout their day!!
The positive messages from inspiring athletes was helpful. Fat shaming and bullying, both are issues. Students need to learn to be healthy for the right reasons. Thank you! This is important work!
I have very much appreciated the quality of these sessions and the resource people brought to us - broadly - across the country-and beyond. Many of us have no or little local access to the cutting edge of obesity medicine practice. Obesity Matters and its clear commitment to a wide audience makes a difference that I am deeply grateful for in an otherwise isolated/isolating environment.
"Love these sessions and the chance to share knowledge and feel supported, and knowing support is always there for us and we are not alone. We are all human and not perfect. Everyday is a journey. One day at a time. Baby steps."