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What is EDAC-ATAC?

EDAC-ATAC is a Canadian organization of professionals in the field of eating disorders and related areas, dedicated to serving the needs of those whose lives are impacted by eating disorders. Our national community is small, our geography huge. Membership to our growing organization provides numerous opportunities for communication and collaboration across our country.

The EDAC-ATAC Board of Directors would like to welcome new members and to thank renewing members for their support of EDAC-ATAC , each and every year. We encourage those involved in the care and research of eating disorders to stand up and be counted amongst peers from across Canada in strengthening this new and first ever Canadian association of eating disorder professionals.

EDAC-ATAC has completed its 10th year since incorporating in 2008. Joining EDAC-ATAC provides opportunities to connect with clinicians who share your interests and allows you to be a part of a growing organization dedicated to improving care for individuals with eating disorders across Canada.

Membership dues will help support the Board of Directors in working together to establish the groundwork for what we hope will be a vibrant and scholarly association. Our national community is small, our geography huge. EDAC-ATAC needs your help and hopes that you will also consider volunteering some time to help us develop. Let’s join together to make this happen!

EDAC-ATAC is registered as a not for profit organization in the Province of Ontario. Memberships will be available for one and two calendar years.

Why join EDAC-ATAC?

EDAC-ATAC accomplishments in 2017:

  • The EDAC-ATAC Sections each met several times during the year:
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Nutrition
    • Student
    • Intensive Group Treatment
    • Family Based Therapy
    • Emotion Focused Family Therapy (new in 2017)
  • EDAC and the other three national Eating Disorder organizations, NIED (National Initiative for Eating Disorders), NEDIC (National Eating Disorders Information Centre) and EDFC (Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada) have joined forces. With representation from all four organizations, this newly-formed Coalition for Eating Disorders hopes to articulate Canada’s first ever National Eating Disorder Strategy.

What’s ahead in 2018:

  • Our EDAC-ATAC Conference will take place in Ottawa (October 12-13). We have two excellent keynote speakers, Dr. Blake Woodside and Dr. Lucene Wisniewski, as well as a plenary session with updates on clinical and research initiatives across the country. As always, the conference will be an opportunity to showcase our research and connect with colleagues across the country. We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa!
  • Continued work with our colleagues as part of the Coalition for Eating Disorders.
  • Key readings/resources from each of our sections will be made available to our EDAC-ATAC membership on our website.
  • You’ll notice a new look in 2018! We’ve hired Venue West, a management association company, to work on the administrative functions of the organization (membership recruitment and retention, website management, data management, and communications, to name a few). Welcome Venue West!

Don’t miss out on what EDAC-ATAC has to offer!

  • Receive EDAC-ATAC News and Views newsletter.
  • Enhanced opportunities to network with Canadian providers within our field.
  • The opportunity to join and participate in EDAC-ATAC section activities.
  • Receive PowerPoint presentations and video links from our previous EDAC-ATAC Conferences.
  • News and updates regarding Canadian Eating Disorders publications and research and the National Strategic Initiative.
  • Reduced rate for AED membership.

 

Membership Criteria

Member: individuals with a relevant professional degree or diploma meeting the requirements as established by the Association and who have training and experience in the field of eating disorders and related areas.

Member-in-Training: any student in a degree or diploma program at a recognized university who is interested or involved in the field of eating disorders or related areas.

Affiliate Member: individuals who have shown an active interest in the field of eating disorders or related areas and upon whom the Association wishes to bestow recognition. Persons qualified for membership in the Association are not eligible for Affiliate Member status.