All persons affected by disordered eating experience hope and enhanced quality of life through discovery, recovery, and healing.
BridgePoint Center for Eating Disorders is a provincial resource providing recovery-based programming for people who are experiencing disordered eating.
Safety – an inclusive place where all are respected without judgement - physically, spiritually, and emotionally
A participant-centred focus – the participant is the expert in their experience and free to be their authentic self and the voice of their healing journey
Compassion – embracing the authenticity of each person with empathy, caring and kindness to build a sense of trust and belonging
Expertise – excelling through evidenced based knowledge, lived experience, continuous learning, and a multidisciplinary integrated approach
Collaboration – the best outcomes result from working together and empowering our strengths through relationship with others
The BridgePoint program contributes to making a difference in the lives of people with eating disorders by opening a path for a process of discovery and recovery.
The voices of participants portray BridgePoint as a "safe and caring community in which we are accepted for who we are. We realize now that we do have choices and we are able to make decisions about our own lives. BridgePoint is a place where we discovered important elements of ourselves and learned to communicate authentically with others".
Recovery is possible no matter the background or identity of an individual. To increase the effectiveness of awareness, advocacy, outreach efforts, and our programs, we are working to create a more inclusive community. This awareness includes challenging stigmas and stereotypes that have long been established as truths, but in reality, are harming those who are suffering.
BridgePoint is committed to prioritising diversity and inclusion by engaging in education, discussions with different communities and taking necessary steps to improve representation in our team and our participants. Inclusivity at BridgePoint means that treatment is available for everybody -- all ethnicities, body types, sexuality and genders.
Support individuals through a multidisciplinary team approach.
Safe, comfortable, nurturing environment for individuals to heal that is separate from the stress of daily life.
Provide ongoing, individualized support services.
Ongoing interdependent planning among BridgePoint, the health districts and the province.