Resources

A regularly updated page of businesses, individuals, and organizations who are doing amazing work in the world! Many are community resources in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Please check them out!

 

Local Businesses

The Organic Box

Higher Health (Yoga & Wellness, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy Clinic, Doula Cooperative)

Sangster’s Organic Market Fort McMurray

Lifeforce Herbal Healing Centre

Heart & Soul Mala

Chez Max

Cedars Bakery

Meadow Creek Farms

Well.ca (use discount code brooke2017 to receive $10 your first order of $40+)

Healing Practitioners

In Balance (Kaitlin Armstrong)

Quantum Holistic Arts (Gary John)

Heather Thomas

Karen Larkin

Holistic Alterations (Sam Ryan)

Community Resources & Social Profit Agencies

Fort McMurray Urban Market: Outdoor farmer’s market that runs from June-September in Fort McMurray, AB.

Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts: Check their website for updates on community cooking classes and summer cooking camps, as well as lots of other arts and culture programming!

Wood Buffalo Food Bank

Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo: Offers multicultural cookery classes, a free downlodable religious diet resource booklet, quarterly multicultural newsletter, and yearly Multicultural EXPO event

Wood Buffalo Regional Library: Provides free library card memberships for all Wood Buffalo residents, and they have huge cookbook and food magazine sections and impressive food documentary selection

Girls Inc.: Offers a variety of mentoring programs for girls, including media awareness, peer pressure, and self-defence.

The Canadian True Power: A local social profit agency developed in 2015 focusing on helping with the settlement of Syrian refugees and other newcomers to Canada.

Women’s Health Resources

Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network

Wood Buffalo Teen Sexual Health Clinic

Higher Health (Yoga & Wellness, Acupuncture & Massage Therapy Clinic, Doula Cooperative)

Fort McMurray Doula Association

PCOS Awareness Association

Soul Cysters

Mental Health Resources & Body Positivity

Canadian Mental Health Association – Wood Buffalo Region: Offers mental health supports and education resources, Empowering Teens Workshop, Empowering Women Workshop, Stress Management Workshops, and more.

Some Other Solutions: Offers child and youth mentorship programs, grief and loss, suicide prevention, and gap counselling, and many community resources. If you are in distress, please call the 24/7 confidential, anonymous crisis line at: 780-743-HELP (4357). Dial 211 to access a free referral and information services in Wood Buffalo if you need assistance in the community.

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC): Canadian non-profit organization that provides resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. They have incredible resources for individuals, parents, educators, and businesses to promote eating disorder awareness and recovery, as well as resources to foster body positivity and self esteem.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders and advocates for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD, Fiaedp, FADA, FAND.: This is a revolutionary book and philosophy developed by two registered dietician nutritionists that is based on the principles of rejecting diet mentality, honouring your hunger and fullness, fully respecting your body and your health, and finding freedom from disordered eating. In my opinion it is truly one of the most supportive resources for anyone struggling with any form of disordered eating or body image. There is also an Intuitive Eating Workbook coming out in April 2017 that will be filled with practical exercises to accompany the principles in the book – so exciting!

Health At Every Size (HAES): A movement that is working to advance social justice, create an inclusive and respectful community, and support people of all sizes in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves. Check out this free HAES curriculum for teaching health professionals and university students.

Association For Size Diversity And Health (ASDAH): A non-profit organization with an international membership committed to the practice of the Health At Every Size Principles. ASDAH envisions a world that celebrates bodies of all shapes and sizes, in which body weight is no longer a source of discrimination and where oppressed communities have equal access to the resources and practices that support health and well being.

Food/Nutrition Education & Initiatives

The Academy of Culinary Nutrition

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Food Politics Blog by Marion Nestle

Michael Pollan

The Edible Schoolyard Project

Food Matters

Environmental Working Group: Research and consumer reports on food, water, farming, environmental toxins, and children’s health. Home of The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen guides to buying organic produce.

Ocean Wise: Sustainable seafood database and consumer information