Advocacy & Awareness Projects

the honourable Judy Darcy

the honourable Judy Darcy

Meeting with the Minister of mental health & addictions

On December 12, 2018 our organization had the opportunity to sit down with Minister Judy Darcy and begin a conversation about the necessary changes needed for patients and families in B.C. struggling with eating disorders. We continue to engage with the Minister’s office.


Documentary short - a message for supporters

In November 2018 we were given the opportunity to create a documentary short with Stacey Maria & Sarah Rzemieniak. Thank you to Robyn Unwin Media and Beacon Community Services for making this video possible.

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2018-2019 PATSEDP Education series

Run through St. Paul's hospital, this annual education series provides clinicians around the province a chance to teach, learn, and share research via webinar. VIVED is honoured to present as a part of the 2018-2019 education series on the topic of barriers to treatment and recovery.

Our presentation slides are available here.


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Rock the City - Advocacy and Awareness Through Art

Spreading hope, quotes to live by, and life lessons through art. Our members paint and place rocks around the city for community members to find. Check out our instagram for more.


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Feedback to the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria

Our current president (Shaely Ritchey), a graduate of the UVic baccalaureate of nursing program, provided feedback to the UVic nursing department in an effort to expand content on eating disorders for nursing students in the licensed practical nursing (LPN), registered nursing (RN), psychiatric nursing (PN), and nursing practitioner (NP) programs.


Purple Up Friday - an annual event started by the Victoria Eating Disorder Support Group

Purple Up Friday - an annual event started by the Victoria Eating Disorder Support Group

Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) 2019 Events

February 1-7 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week in Canada. In 2019 we took on several events in collaboration with other local groups and organizations.

  1. Purple Up Friday in collaboration with Victoria Eating Disorder Peer Support Group.

  2. Recovery and Hope - Peer to Peer Night in collaboration with Island Health

  3. Bolen Books EDAW 2019 Panel in collaboration with Victoria Eating Disorder Peer Support Group


Op-eds & Published Pieces by Members