When I came to Looking Glass I was so scared and overwhelmed: I knew I had a problem but no idea how it could ever get better. Being met with such incredible positivity, even when I was so down on myself, has made such an incredible difference in my life.
In 2002, three families struggled to support their children who were suffering from eating disorders. The families were emotionally drained, financially stretched and feared the worst. Having exhausted the limited resources in Canada, their only hope was to send each child out of the country to receive the treatment they so desperately needed and deserved.
The young people are now thriving, recovered adults thanks to the care they received. Through extensive research, steadfast advocacy, motivated fundraising, and a refusal to take ‘no’ for an answer, these families founded Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders.
Their vision was to create a supportive community for those who struggle with eating disorders, foster a deeper understanding of the illness, improve access to care, and respond to the desperate need for programs and services.
Alongside these families, we are driven by the belief that no one should have to struggle alone against this disease.