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EPODE Canada Obesity Forum

EPODE Canada Obesity Forum

When: September 26, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Where: Blue Mountain Resort

Event Description

The EPODE Canada Obesity Forum offers a unique learning opportunity for managers, advisors, and sponsors of community-based childhood obesity prevention programs. Forum participants will learn about EPODE, a capacity-building, community-based methodology active in 27 countries that has been proven to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obese children and about strategies and best practices for childhood obesity prevention program design, implementation and evaluation. Forum participants will also benefit from hands-on operational advice from community-based program experts and senior members of the EPODE global team and from networking opportunities with other childhood obesity prevention program representatives from Canada, the U.S., and Europe.


Topics to be addressed at the Forum:

  • The EPODE methodology and local EPODE programs around the world
  • Mental health and community-based obesity prevention programs
  • Engaging local stakeholders, the private sector and government: how and why
  • Designing successful, local interventions
  • How to access and use tools and resources to strengthen community-based programs
  • Program evaluation for community-based obesity prevention programs


See below for the preliminary schedule and detailed session descriptions.





Early Bird rate (before June 1st): $450*

Conference Full Rate (after June 1st): $550*

*plus Eventbrite service fees

Registration fees include the two-day Forum and meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and dinner on Wednesday evening).

Space at the Forum is limited so please register early.





The EPODE Canada Forum is being held at beautiful Blue Mountain Resort, only a 90-minute drive from Toronto. For directions to the resort, click here. Shuttle bus transportation from Toronto’s Pearson Airport will also be available. For the resort map, click here.

The resort has a wide selection of indoor activities and outdoor adventures, including a scenic gondola ride, mountain hikes, walks along the Bruce Trail, and mountain biking. Stay tuned for special recreational opportunities organized for Forum delegates!