Advocacy & Awareness Projects
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Purple Up Friday in collaboration with Victoria Eating Disorder Peer Support Group.
Recovery and Hope - Peer to Peer Night in collaboration with Island Health
Bolen Books EDAW 2019 Panel in collaboration with Victoria Eating Disorder Peer Support Group
Op-eds & Published Pieces by Members
Victoria News - Massive Bed Shortage for People with Eating Disorders
Times Colonist - Fat Stigma exists; so does Thin Privilege
Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves (Jessie’s Legacy) - Recovery & Choice
Beating Eating Disorders - Navigating the Holidays