DUE TO COVID-19 , ALL GROUPS & INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN MOVED ONLINE. WE ARE FULLY OPERATIONAL. 

WITH YOUR HELP, REAL CHANGE IS POSSIBLE.

We cannot thank our community enough for the incredible support! Body Brave does not receive any core government funding and we rely on our community donors. 

  • Together, we can raise $200,000 for Eating Disorders! 5% 5%

JOIN US IF YOU WANT TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON ANY OR ALL OF THESE CAUSES:

 

WOMEN, GIRLS & FEMALE-IDENTIFIED FOLKS: Although eating disorders impact all bodies, they disproportionatly impact women and female-identified folks. Over 80% of our clients are female-identified.

HEALTH: Disordered eating and eating disorders have a significant negative impact on the health of communities. They place financial and emotional strain on friends and families 1.

ECONOMIC PROSPERITY: Eating disorders create significant costs for the healthcare system, for communities and for individuals 2. Models like ours have been shown to cut costs and lessen the duration and impact of illness .

 

BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR

Monthly donors are foundation of our work here at Body Brave. Our goal for 2020, is to raise $200,000. That’s just 833 donors contributing $20 a month or the equivalent of a movie ticket!

Your money goes towards providing essential community treatment for those struggling with disordered eating/eating disorders as well as for desperately needed training and education for both the public and professionals. We are the only community treatment program in Ontario. Learn more about our approach and impact here.

$20/month

For the cost of a movie ticket per month, cover an eight-week round of treatment for someone.

$50/month

Keeps our online classroom running for a year so that we can provide easily accessible, treatment materials to people regardless of where they’re located.

$200/month

Covers a year of treatment groups for one person. 

$500/month

Cover a year of comprehensive community treatment for someone who is seriously ill and has no where else to turn. 

GIVE TODAY

Early intervention, community treatment and support as well as training and education can change everything. Traumatic hospitalizations can be avoided, full-blown eating disorders can be prevented and people can stay at university and in their jobs.  What’s more, the strain on families is reduced.

With your help, we can ensure that no one with an eating disorder falls through the cracks.

$50

Pays for materials for an 8-week treatment program. 

$100

Covers the cost of a needed nutrition session for someone struggling with a severe eating disorder. 

$500

Covers the cost of two evidence-based body image workshops, an essential part of eating disorder prevention and recovery. 

$1000

Covers urgent psychotherapy sessions for 10 people experiencing severe eating disorders. 

OUR WISHLIST

With your help, we can scale treatment programs and training initiatives to reach hundreds more people.

$20

provides herbal tea for group sessions. 

$200

Covers the cost of art supplies for 8-weeks of evidence-based art therapy.

$300

provides a new speaker so that we can provide high quality virtual services for those unable to attend in person.

$500

Covers the cost of one healthcare provider education session in the community. 

$1200

Provides a new, desperately needed computer to improve our service delivery. 

$2000

Provides one person with 8-weeks of nutrition education and mealing planning support. 

$2000

Provides us with size-inclusive chairs making our space more accessible.

1. Whiteford, Harvey, and Ruth Striegel Weissman. “Key factors that influence government policies and decision making about healthcare priorities: Lessons for the field of eating disorders.” International Journal of Eating Disorders 50.3 (2017): 315-319.

2. de Oliveira, Claire, et al. “Cost evaluation of out-of-country care for patients with eating disorders in Ontario: a population-based study.” CMAJ open 4.4 (2016): E661.

Body Brave's increased treatment groups have been supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Hamilton Community Foundation. 

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