The Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada plans to invite the Canadian Eating Disorder community to submit proposals for funding of research projects, educational initiatives, advocacy efforts and treatment opportunities over time. More information will be forthcoming about these specific funding opportunities.
The Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada has developed and promoted a first of its kind “transition house” for eating disorders that opened its doors in December 2016 in London, Ontario. This collaborative supportive housing project is managed by Canadian Mental Health Association with funding support from EDFC and a grant from the WaterStone Foundation.
LHSC Adult Eating Disorders Service
EDFC was instrumental in partnering with London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to secure annual funding of $2.4 million for an adult eating disorder service and residential treatment facility that was announced in 2011.
London-based Residential Treatment Facility
Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada played a major role in the LHSC purchase of “Bethesda House”. Our Foundation secured acceptance of this location for the treatment of eating disorders through negotiations with the city zoning department, completed an offer to purchase, and transferred the offer to LHSC. LHSC now owns the property and with the CMHA have successfully launched a full 8-bed residential treatment facility for eating disorders as part of the LHSC Adult Eating Disorders Service that opened in April 2016.
In addition, EDFC contributed a start-up donation of $20,000. to assist with extensive renovations.
National Strategy for Eating Disorders
The Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada contributed $5,000 to support the National Initiative of Eating Disorders to bring together a group of stakeholders from across Canada including the Eating Disorders Association of Canada-Association des Troubles Alimentaire du Canada, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre among others to begin the dialogue to articulate a national strategy for eating disorders in September 2016 in Winnipeg.