Ian Patton

Welcome to OC Connect

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About Us

Obesity Canada is the nation's only non-profit health charity organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with obesity through evidence-based research, education and advocacy.  OC's vision is a day when individuals affected by the chronic disease of obesity are understood, respected and living healthy lives. With more than 30 000 members consisting of health professionals, doctors, academics and people living with obesity, OC is able to bring together a powerful network of like-minded individuals and organizations.  

OC connect is the platform where we can engage and empower individuals living with obesity in a safe, supportive and interactive way.  OC connect will be a place where we will recognize that we are not alone in our journey and become empowered to live happy healthy lives while connecting to others who get it!

Why You Should Join Us

If you or someone you care about is living with obesity, OC Connect is for you.  Through this community we will learn together the truth of obesity, what we can do about it, and where we can find help while also building up a supportive and interactive community of people who want to be empowered.  

By Joining OC Connect you will immediately be connected to others just like you, across various stages of their journey who are looking for and offering friendship and support.  You will also have access to unique and valuable content from Canadian and global experts on obesity, access to exciting live and virtual events designed to inform and empower our community and perhaps most importantly, you will be given the opportunity to make a difference.  Whether that be making a difference for yourself or your loved ones, the members of our community, or even on a larger scale, being part of OC Connect will allow you to be a part of something bigger! 

A Big Thanks

This community would not be possible without the support and engagement of all of our wonderful members.  Each and every one of you brings a unique perspective and valuable talents to this party and that needs to be acknowledged and celebrated.  Thank you thank you thank you.  

Obesity Canada is a registered charitable organization and all of our efforts, including this community, depend on the generous support of people like you.  While OC Connect is, and always will be, a free to use community, your support makes it possible for us to continue to do these things.  If you are able to, please consider donating to Obesity Canada by following this link.  Every little bit makes a big difference and it is very easy to set up a one time or better yet, monthly donation.  We thank you in advance for your kind support!