Meet our Team
I decided to start the Recovery Project Foundation because of my experiences with my eating disorder and its recovery. I did not have the best experience with the public healthcare system and had to wait four months before getting in anywhere. Then when I finally did, I could only be involved with their recovery program for eight months before turning 18 and being released due to my age. Unfortunately, these eight months got cut short due to the pandemic, and I ended up with no support, resources, or recommendations from the program. I went a few months with no treatment, not fully recovered, and ended up needing more help. Luckily, I found a private treatment centre that not only took me in the next day but provided me with numerous resources tailored to the help I needed for my recovery. This centre was life-changing, and I couldn't believe that I hadn't heard of it or gotten involved with it sooner. I am currently recovering with this centre (recovery is a long and complex process!), and I hope to help others get this kind of treatment with the start of the foundation.
Lead Outreach Coordinator
I am a second-year student at Wilfrid Laurier University, majoring in Psychology. I wanted to join The Recovery Project foundation to help make a difference and promote awareness of eating disorders and mental health while supporting others in finding treatment and receiving care. As someone who has lived with an eating disorder and experienced the challenges that come with it, I am passionate about breaking down stigmas and encouraging healing. Asking for help can be scary and challenging, and recovery is difficult. Having been helped along my journey, I want to give back and help others along their journey.
Chantal Fortier & Alison Parker
Co-Lead Social Media Coordinators
Hi there! My name is Chantal, I am a first-year Brock Nursing student. During the first Covid lockdown, I developed an eating disorder that led me down a pretty difficult path. However, I have been in recovery for about 1 year now and have finally found healthy coping mechanisms and hope for my future. A few months ago, I came across the recovery project and immediately reached out to express my willingness to help bring awareness in any way I can. I am so thrilled to be given the opportunity to speak about my own journey. My journey has not been linear or close to being perfect. However, I believe many will be able to relate and find comfort within my experience.
I am a 5th-year Psychology student at the University of Guelph with plans to work and travel this summer! I love horror movies, my two dogs, and going on hikes. The mass effects of eating disorders across the world, and my personal experiences, fuel my passion to disrupt the challenges faced by those in recovery. I am so excited for this opportunity to spread awareness and support through the Recovery Project Foundation
Social Media Coordinators
Lead Internal Coordinator
I'm an avid traveller, event planner, all star auntie, total foodie, adventurous and fun loving gal. For years, I was silently suffering from an eating disorder that affected all aspects of my life. I finally sought out support and treatment and have been on this recovery journey for sometime. I had support from family & friends and access to private treatment. I know this isn't the case for everyone, which is why I am thrilled to be helping to spread awareness of eating disorders & mental health. I am passionate about breaking the stigma, making sure everyone has the right tools in their mental health toolbox and doesn't feel alone in this journey!
Lead Events Coordinator
Lindsay Fein is a Certified Intuitive Eating Coach. In addition, she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph. Lindsay takes a holistic, anti-diet, and weight-neutral approach to health. Intuitive Eating is an evidence-based framework that is about learning to trust your body's signals instead of following rigid diets or food rules. It is a true holistic way of health that integrates food, nutrition, mind, body, and emotion. Lindsay supports her clients to feel well-nourished without feeling restricted. Lindsay works with individuals that struggle with disordered eating patterns, health obsession, navigating eating with health concerns, perfectionism, self-confidence, in addition to body image issues. The combination of mindset work, intuitive eating, mindfulness, breathwork, spirituality and nervous system work helps her clients to finally feel confident in their skin and live a full, joyous, and authentic life. Lindsay leads with empathy, compassion and patience. To learn more, follow her on Instagram: @lindsay.fein or email her at email@example.com