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Networking a Credible Community for Change

CON’s core function is to provide a platform to improve collaboration among professionals who care about the prevention and treatment of obesity and to provide a forum for knowledge exchange and dissemination of relevant, evidence-based information.  

As a Network, CON does not advocate for specific regulations or approaches to treatment or prevention of obesity, but rather brings together all of the players for constructive dialogue.  
We promote communication within this larger community and enable individual members to make informed decisions. We connect institutions, professional organizations and obesity initiatives to reduce duplication and increase impact through coherent efforts.

We believe that a social network of this size – more than 9,000 members and growing – can help shape future health outcomes and decisions. 

How Does CON Work with Stakeholders? 

CON's mandate is to engage all relevant stakeholders and promote collaboration with a range of partners, including those in government, local communities, businesses and individuals. 

Partnership Guiding Principles

All CON’s activities are project based, scientifically sound and not sponsor specific.
  1. The relationship shall support CON’s Vision, Mission and Strategic goals.
  2. The relationship shall not contravene CON’s by-laws or Federal Acts and Regulations.
  3. The Sponsor/Partner is taking steps to support the health of Canadians.
  4. CON will not endorse a commercial product or service. 
  5. No relationship shall interfere with the right of CON to enter into any other.
  6. The relationship will be governed by the CON-RCO Partnership Policy. 

We enable partners to direct research and education funds to our existing education activities and to direct philanthropic funds to support CON’s operations. 

Some examples of past and current partners: Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, Allergan Canada, Bariatrix Nutrition, Campbell’s, Boehringer Ingelheim Canada,  Bristol Myers Squibb, Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Centre for the Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Centrum Foundation, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Covidien, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, GlaxoSmithKline, Jenny Craig, Lilly, Lundbeck, Nestle Health Sciences - Optifast, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Public Health Agency of Canada, Rudd Centre for Food Policy and Obesity, Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS).

To partner with CON please contact:
Ximena Ramos Salas
Managing Director
Phone: 780-492-8361
Email: ramos-salas@obesitynetwork.ca


Meet all of our Partners

Who do we partner with?

We believe it is important to engage all stakeholders in the obesity problem. It’s a big list because change is a tall order. 

We may not – and do not – agree with every product and decision made by every corporation we work with. We don’t expect our members and partners to always agree with one another, or with everything CON does. We acknowledge that the issue of public-private partnerships concerning health issues is contentious and we encourage dialogue and even dissent.

What we don’t do is close the door to possibilities.

From our inception in 2006 via funding from Industry Canada, CON’s mandate has been to work with both the public and private sectors towards effective solutions for the obesity crisis. Obesity is a complex condition driven by a wide range of contributing factors that are not perfectly understood, and making progress – bringing about real change – will not be easy.

Find out how your organization can join us in our quest for realistic, effective approaches to making Canada a healthier country.