Who We Are | WW Canada

For nearly

50 years

We’ve helped millions of people change their relationship with food for good. Weight Watchers isn’t a quick fix. Our proven program is based on science, not trends.                

How We Started 


In the early '60s, Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch began inviting friends into her Queens, NY, home once a week to talk about how best to lose weight.

Today, that group of friends has grown to millions of women and men around the world who’ve joined Weight Watchers to lose weight and lead healthier lives.

“It's choice not chance that determines your destiny.” - Jean Nidetch, Founder

Who We Are


If losing weight were easy, then Weight Watchers wouldn’t exist. This page wouldn’t exist. And you’d get pretty bored staring at a blank screen.

Weight loss is really hard. And it’s even harder to do alone. We know because we’ve been there. And we’re dedicated to helping you lose weight, no matter if this is your first weight-loss program or… not your first.