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Recovery Stories & Reflections

Welcome to the blog space of the Looking Glass community, where we post our own and others’ reflections and perspectives on eating disorder issues, journeys of recovery, and other helpful tips and tools.

Life in Technicolour

June 25, 2013
n the coming weeks and months, we have a great team of people working together to deliver top-notch resources, stories of recovery and tidbits of Looking Glass’ inspiration through the blog. One of these great people is Alison – a freelance writer and knows a thing or two about recovering from an eating disorder. After all, she’s a survivor...

Roots and Wings: Where We Come From

June 18, 2013
This June, the Woodstone Residence, Canada’s first non-institutional residential centre for youth, that opened in April of 2011 on Galiano Island, is just about to welcome its 100th resident. To fully understand the significance of this milestone – one must look back to the beginning...

More Available Beds!

May 28, 2013
Needs for residential treatment of eating disorders extend beyond the 10 public beds opened at Woodstone Residence in 2011. We are pleased to announce that we now have additional capacity!

Looking Glass Invites Applications for the Aspire to Higher Scholarships

April 25, 2013
Our mission is to recognize, honour and support applicants who are recovering or have recovered from an Eating Disorder. We are proud to promote the opportunity for students to make a difference through post-secondary education. The Aspire to Higher Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated community service, leadership, academic achievement and/or financial need...

Check Out Photos From Our 9th Annual Gala!

March 6, 2013
Photos from our 9th annual gala - we all had a great time!

The Looking Glass Foundation & Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Collaborate

March 6, 2013
Great news - we’re collaborating with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to host this very special 12-week psychology education series for individuals seeking change and recovery from their eating disordered behaviour!

Laura’s Garden

November 26, 2012
A donor family generously supported the creation of Laura’s Garden to honour their daughter. They provided the impetus and funds to create a therapeutic space for Woodstone residents to handle foods from seed to table. The garden is nourishing in so many ways and is greatly appreciated by both residents and members of the Woodstone team.

Congratulations to these women of distinction!

April 27, 2012
That's right - our founding mothers (left to right) Deborah Grimm, Dolores Elliot, and Cindy Dobbe are official nominees for this year's YWCA Women of Distinction Awards! And who could think of a more deserving threesome?

Canada’s first publicly funded residential centre for eating disorders to open on B.C. island

November 28, 2010
Journalism is rewarding, especially when stories have an impact on public policy or when they lead to positive change for those in greatest need. Last week, the provincial government announced it was pledging $4.1 million to help launch the Woodstone Residence for patients aged 17 to 24 with eating disorders...

Eating disorders clinic to open on Galiano

November 28, 2010
The shortage of treatment beds for British Columbians suffering from eating disorders will ease slightly next year when a new non-profit centre opens on Galiano Island...
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