Our beginnings are rooted in the experiences of two families. Both families were motivated to act and drive meaningful change because of the challenges they faced in seeking treatment for their daughters, who were diagnosed with an eating disorder.
Early on, the families realized that publicly funded treatment options were scarce, underfunded, and unable to meet demand in Canada. Their compelling and deeply personal need to find sustainable support their daughters led to the creation of WaterStone Clinic.
The Clinic provided a unique, customized healing experience led by highly trained specialists in eating disorder treatment and a multidisciplinary team of clinicians. While the clinic was sold to Bellwoods Health Services in 2016, WaterStone Foundation, founded in 2014, continued its efforts to raise awareness and help families to get the specialized treatment that they needed.