Application Process

Applicant Criteria:

  • Applicants must reside in Canada
  • Applicants under the age of 18 years old will require the signature of a parent or guardian
  • Applicants have a strong desire to recovery from their eating disorder
  • Applicants are ready to do the difficult work involved in eating disorder treatment
  • Applicants must have a primary care physician that is willing to monitor and manage medical stability on a monthly basis
  • Applicants cannot access publicly-funded eating disorder services in their geographical area
  • Applicants are appropriate for outpatient eating disorder treatment as per the STATED tool below
Geller, J., Coelho, J.S., Srikameswaran, S., Lam, P-Y., Iyar, M., & Norris, M. (2016). Translating research into clinical practice across the developmental spectrum: Examining the clinical utility of the short treatment allocation tool for eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 235-238.

Selection Criteria:

The Recovery Care Collective Advisory Board prioritizes applicants with a high level of motivation for recovery. Other factors considered are financial need and access to local, publicly-funded eating disorder services. If multiple applications of equally appropriate applicants are received, a lottery system is used to determine grant recipients.

Required Documents:

Requested at time of conditional acceptance. These documents do not need to accompany the application.

  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one of those letters should be written by a health care provider involved in the applicant’s care. The letter should outline why your provider believes the applicant is a good fit for outpatient eating disorder services and ready for recovery at time of applying.
  • Two recent bank statements. Please blackout the account number.
  • Your most recent tax return. Only the first couple of pages where it states the applicant’s household income is required. Please blackout your social security number.


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Feel free to apply anytime!

Applications are accepted at any time and are reviewed every three months. Only complete applications will be reviewed and applicants can expect a response regarding the status of the application within 90 days of the deadline. 

Important Notes:

  • Services will be offered face-to-face where possible. In instances where this is not possible, a secure teleconferencing program will be used.
  • All Treatment Access Program applications are reviewed by the Clinical Advisory Board that is made up of multidisciplinary health care professionals across Canada.
  • Successful applicants are matched with service providers who are Treatment Access Program clinicians. Applicants are unable to request their clinicians.

Application Form

Click here to apply! Please note, this application requires a gmail account. If you do not have one, you can obtain one, free of charge, here.