Halifax Obesity Network

2017 Strides for Obesity Walk is Saturday October 14th, 2017

Put the date in your calendar and tell your friends, family and colleagues! Last year was terrific and we anticipate this year will be even better. Registration is now available.

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Obesity Management in 2017— Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk

A conference focused on education and a public action walk. For full details of the event focused on Health Professionals see here.

Nova Scotia has the second highest prevalence of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Canada. Recognizing this, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to addressing the Obesity epidemic through:

  • Providing Support for Behavior / Lifestyle Modification-
  • Medical Management of Obesity
  • Weight Loss Surgery

The Halifax Obesity Network is a site designed to support those challenged with Obesity, NSHA Weight Loss Surgery patients as well as Health Care Professionals working with patients challenged with Obesity.

Bariatric Surgery Consult

Please have your family physician submit a Consult Form For Weight Loss Surgery on your behalf.  

The current wait times for Bariatric Surgery (for Weight Loss) are available on the Nova Scotia wait times website. We are working to increase our capacity to have patients seen sooner. 

The Halifax Obesity Network is unable to respond to concerns regarding expected wait times for Weight Loss Surgery. Both NSHA and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness have programs that deal with wait time concerns. Please have patients with wait time questions contact these programs.

NSHA Patient Representatives

Tel: 902-473-2133.
1-855-799-0990 (toll-free in Nova Scotia)

Department of Health and Wellness

Tel: 902-424-5818
1-800-387-6665 (toll-free in Nova Scotia)


Every Tuesday - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tel: 902-473-2970
Fax: 902-425-8292