As the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) is now over 10,000 members strong, we have started to deploy local chapters across the country to facilitate local networking and collaboration. 

The Calgary Chapter (CON-YYC) is the first of these local chapters, and since our inception in August 2014, we are proud to say that we are already over 80 members strong!   As co-president of CON-YYC, I am certainly looking forward to seeing our dynamic new organization grow and evolve, taking on its own local flavour and style. 

The CON and its chapters are professional organizations for health care providers, researchers, policy makers, and obesity stakeholders. 

And, guess what – joining CON is free!

Once you are a member of CON, how you join your local chapter will vary by city. 
For Calgary and area, here’s how you join CON-YYC (also free):

1.  Email CON-YYC:

2.  (Optional) Join the CON-YYC Facebook group for even more networking and local information.

CON-YYC will be hosting an exciting SpeedChat networking event on Thursday November 20th at the University of Calgary – join now for more information!

If you are a member of CON and interested to start up your own local chapter, get in contact with the CON head office to get started.

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