Community Education

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking part…and helping us make this a successful event. Many thanks to (the two Hopewell volunteers) who were patient, flexible, understanding and amazing!! On behalf of (the school’s) girls and staff, a heartfelt thank you. We hope to have you back next year.”

In our Community Education program we offer two presentations: Celebrate EveryBody and Talking about Eating Disorders. We have offered presentations to schools (elementary, secondary and post-secondary), youth organizations, support/frontline staff groups, and parents.

For more information or to request a presentation, please contact info@hopewell.ca.

Celebrate Everybody

Hopewell promotes the idea of “Health at Every Size”; that size or shape are not necessarily indicators of a person’s health, facilitate discussions about media literacy to encourage critical thinking about the messages we are exposed to regarding what “health” and “beauty” traditionally look like, and introduce tools to build self-esteem and a healthy self-image. The goal of these preventative presentations is to decrease future prevalence of body image issues and eating disorders by fostering healthier attitudes towards our bodies and our relationship with food, as well as encouraging participants to seek support as needed.

We are also able to offer this presentation in French.

Celebrate EveryBody

EN ACCORD AVEC SON CORPS

Talking About Eating Disorders

In our Talking About Eating Disorders presentation we discuss what eating disorders are, causes, signs, and how to support someone if you think they may be struggling with an eating disorder. This presentation is designed for an audience of people who may be in supportive roles e.g. teachers, nurse practitioners, support/front-line staff.

We do not offer this presentation to students, youth or other client groups.

Hopewell Display

We have a display board with information about eating disorders, body image and Hopewell. If you would to request a Community Education volunteer attend an event with our display board, please contact info@hopewell.ca.

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