About

Hope’s Garden provides support and resources to those struggling with and affected by eating disorders. Eating Disorders are often a coping mechanism to deep and complex emotions of ineffectiveness, negative body image and low self-worth. They can be fatal, robbing an individual of their physical health, emotional wellness and happiness in relationships. Our programs help individuals explore feelings and behaviours while helping to encourage healthy attitudes towards self-image and lifestyle.

Mission:
To Inspire Hope

Vision:
Voice, Hope, Awareness
At Hope’s Garden we are committed to supporting individuals in finding their voice, inspiring hope and providing education to increase community awareness, dispelling stigma and driving change.

Objectives:

  • To provides a safe, confidential, judgement-free environment for those living along the continuum of disordered eating from negative body image to eating disorders to find hope and grow within.
  • To foster a community that celebrates all shapes and sizes by providing tools and information to strengthen self-esteem and confidence.
  • To increase an understanding of the impact of eating disorders, dispelling the myths, reducing stigma and barriers to support.
  • To inspire hope for recovery by providing tools for coping and helping individuals identify outside their eating disorder. This hope may be in the form of peer and group support, educational outreach, referrals and advocacy, as well as an onsite library.

Values

Hope
We embrace empathy and seek to provide a compassionate and healing environment that inspires individuals along their recovery journey.

Responsiveness
We are sensitive to diverse needs and respond by providing timely and accurate information about professional support services.

Integrity
We are committed to honesty, confidentiality, trust, respect and transparency.

Accountability
We recognize and celebrate successes, learn from valuable failures, and embrace responsibility in each decision, so that we can achieve the best possible outcome.

Empowerment
We provide support and tools that encourage members to embrace their voices, take initiative, and be confident in their abilities and decisions so that a healthy mindset can be achieved.

Community
We believe it is important to strengthen our community through increased awareness, dispelling the myths of eating disorders, reducing stigma and encouraging others to add their voice in the campaign against eating disorders.

Collaboration
We are committed to pursuing partnerships and collaborative initiatives so that we can provide enhanced access to resources and quality services and supports to those living along the continuum of disordered eating.

Awareness
We strive to promote awareness in a non-biased, non-judgemental way through education and partnerships. Through increased awareness, we are building stronger communities that celebrate individuals of any shape and size.