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Stress-Reduction Yoga Workshop

Nov 15, 2017   //   by hopewell_admin   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Stress-Reduction Yoga Workshop

Stress-Reduction Yoga Workshop


Please join Hopewell and our facilitator Robyn Lucas for a yoga workshop focused on mindfulness and positive psychology techniques. This will not be a physically challenging yoga class; rather, we are using elements of yoga to teach ways of coping with stress and negative body image through meditation. 

If you do not own a yoga mat, we can provide you with one. Please dress for comfort; yoga attire is not a requirement.


Wednesday December 6th

Bronson Centre, Room 103

  211 Bronson Avenue

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Fee: $5

Please email to register!

Breaking Bread, Breaking Stigma – Oh, What a Night!

Nov 9, 2017   //   by hopewell_admin   //   Community News, Events, Hopewell, News  //  Comments Off on Breaking Bread, Breaking Stigma – Oh, What a Night!

Hopewell welcomed many of its supporters to the Cereal Barn on the grounds of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on Tuesday, September 19th to participate in our first annual celebrity chef showdown, crowning the Sandwich Sovereign of Ottawa! The winner was Chef Joe Thottungal of Coconut Lagoon, with Chef Louis Charest of Rideau Hall taking the People’s Choice Award.

You can read all the details here in Caroline Phillips’ coverage for the Ottawa Business Journal, including some great photos and a video. Hopewell intends to repeat this successful event in fall 2018, so keep your eyes open for further details and a generous Early Bird ticket offer for Hopewell supporters!

Thank You India Bazaar

Nov 9, 2017   //   by hopewell_admin   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Thank You India Bazaar


Copyrighted Kayla Hannaford


Thank You India will be hosting a bazaar November 11th and 12th from
12pm – 4pm. This local enterprise has once again partnered with Hopewell, this time to offer supporters butterfly bracelets and necklaces created by Tazim Lal. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will go toward supporting Hopewell. To attend this event, please RSVP to

Live the Smart Way Expo 2017

Nov 9, 2017   //   by hopewell_admin   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Live the Smart Way Expo 2017

Hopewell will have an information booth at the Live the Smart Way Expo on November 11th and 12th at the Shaw Centre (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre). Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to a number of local charities, including Hopewell. For more information, please visit the Live the Smart Way Expo website.

Holiday Open House

Nov 8, 2017   //   by hopewell_admin   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Holiday Open House

Hopewell will be hosting a Holiday Open House to provide support and coping tools to help navigate the holiday season, which can be a challenging time for our clients. Both will be held on Thursday, December 14th from 6:30-8:00 pm at Heartwood House (404 McArthur Avenue).

During this timeframe there will be one support and discussion group for individuals in the Unitarian Conference Room, and another group for family and friends who are supporting a loved one in the Heartwood Hub meeting space. We will have Hopewell group facilitators on hand, leading the groups alongside psychologists and a dietitian from Anchor Psychological Services.

The one-time drop-in fee will be $10 per individual. Hot and cold refreshments will be provided. Please contact to RSVP.

Email to RSVP

Embrace Movie Screening

Sep 27, 2017   //   by hopewell_admin   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Embrace Movie Screening
On the eve of Media Literacy Week, Hopewell Eating Disorder Support Centre is pleased to present Embrace, a social impact documentary that explores the issue of body image, and the role that media and the advertising industry have played in creating a culture of body shaming and body loathing among women and girls.

The inspiration for Embrace came about after Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after image on the internet in 2013 that sparked an international media frenzy. The image, which embraces body diversity, was seen by over 100 million people worldwide and led to hundreds of interviews and articles.

Embrace is told from the point of view of Taryn as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her affable and effervescent style, Taryn bares all (literally) to explore the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.

Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it made it into the festival directors’ top 5 picks and was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Harry P Ward Foundation, Hopewell is able to present this film with a ZERO admission cost for guests. That’s right – this is a FREE showing!

We simply ask that if you enjoy the film, you consider donating back to Hopewell so we can continue to support those affected by an eating disorder, and engage in vital prevention, education and outreach efforts such as this movie screening.


Hopewell Open House and Post-Summer Check-In

Sep 7, 2017   //   by hopewell_admin   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Hopewell Open House and Post-Summer Check-In

We hope that you had a relaxing summer and Labour Day weekend! As we mentioned in our summer newsletter, we’ll have information to you shortly about times and dates for fall support groups. In the meantime, we’d like to invite you to an open house and informal check-in group. This event will provide you space for sharing and discussion, as well as a chance to meet our facilitators for the fall support groups. Please join us:

Wednesday, September 13


Unitarian Conference Room, Heartwood House

404 McArthur Avenue

There is no fee to attend, however if you wish to make a small donation to Hopewell you are more than welcome to do so. If you are able to confirm your attendance, please let us know by replying to this email. We look forward to seeing you at this event and please do not hesitate to contact if you have further questions!

Folk & Fashion Fundraiser

Oct 3, 2016   //   by hopewell_admin   //   Community News, Events, Hopewell, News  //  Comments Off on Folk & Fashion Fundraiser


Thank You India Jewelry Sale – October 27!

Sep 23, 2016   //   by hopewell_admin   //   Community News, Events, Hopewell, News  //  Comments Off on Thank You India Jewelry Sale – October 27!


Reach Canada – Eating Disorder Seminar

Sep 22, 2016   //   by hopewell_admin   //   Community News, Events, Hopewell, News  //  Comments Off on Reach Canada – Eating Disorder Seminar

Eating Disorders – Signs, Symptoms, Stigma: Panel of lived experience and clinicians

Wednesday October 5th, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar
Enbridge Building, 400 Coventry Road, at corner of Belfast Road
REACH, in partnership with National Initiative for Eating Disorders and Hopewell, Community Support Ottawa,  presents a panel discussion with Wendy Preskow, Founder/President NIED-National Initiative for Eating Disorders; Dr. Sarah Jane Norwood and Dr. Hien Nguyen, Anchor Psychological Services; and Nerys Parry, Ottawa writer and mother of two, one of whom struggles with an eating disorder. Info: (613) 236-6636





"This self-help group has been a really important step in my recovery.”

“This binge eating group helps me save a small piece of me every week and it’s offering me the opportunity to feel safe and loved.”

“I had wanted support in a group setting for many years, and finally got it. I hope this support community continues to grow and touch others lives like it did mine.”