We are a Canadian non-profit organization that strives to improve access to outpatient eating disorder services across the country.
The Recovery Care Collective recognizes that financial strains can be a barrier to individuals accessing the treatment they require and deserve. Wait times at publicly-funded eating disorder programs can be unbearably long and more timely treatment may be necessary. We are a collective of Canadian eating disorder service providers who donate time and services in kind to the Recovery Care Collective Treatment Access Program.
Treatment Access Program
This program matches outpatient eating disorder services to individuals who cannot otherwise access care. Individuals in the Treatment Access Program are paired with a Registered Dietitian and therapist to receive support and guidance in healing from their eating disorder.
Some examples of treatment grant recipients will include:
– individuals living with binge eating disorder in provinces where this diagnosis is exclusion criteria for publicly funded eating disorder programs (ie. British Columbia, Nova Scotia)
– individuals working within the publicly funded eating disorder programs that cannot access services due to a conflict of interest
– individuals living in areas where there is no publicly funded eating disorder services available
– individuals who have sub-clinical eating disorders and do not meet the admission criteria of publicly funded eating disorder programs in their area
– individuals who are facing a >12 month wait for publicly funded eating disorder services
All Treatment Access Program applicants must also demonstrate a financial need.
Recipients will meet with their Registered Dietitian and therapist together to determine a treatment plan and a session schedule. The Recovery Care Collective uses a “treat to outcome” approach to eating disorder care which means that the Collective clinicians will provide care to the recipient under they are ready to graduate from treatment. This decision is made by all individuals involved in treatment, including the client.