Dr. Famida Jiwa, President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, Named Recipient of the President’s Award from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)

Dr Famida Jiwa, President and CEO of Osteoporosis CanadaDr. Famida Jiwa is the 2016 recipient of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President’s Award. This award honours individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the work of the IOF, through furthering one or more of the mission statements and/or goals of the Foundation. This award will be presented to Famida at the IOF’s World Conference on Osteoporosis in Malaga , Spain on April 15, 2016. Congratulations to Famida on winning this prestigious award!





Canadians putting themselves at risk for osteoporosis: survey

New survey reveals Canadians are largely unaware about osteoporosis and the serious consequences it can have on their health

Snow and ice can make walking challenging, especially for those at risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. In fact, one in three Canadian women, and one in five Canadian men, will break a bone because of osteoporosis, a debilitating disease that can strike at any time, causing bones to become fragile and break. Each year in Canada, broken bones caused by osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined for women over the age of 50, despite the fact that if simple steps are taken in your 30s, the risk can be reduced.


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Partnering together for #BetterBoneHealth

Shoppers Love YouAs a leader in the fight for better bone health for all Canadians, Osteoporosis Canada is proud to join forces with Shoppers Drug Mart, whose pharmacists have received specialized training in the prevention, management and treatment of osteoporosis.


Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists are equipped to provide education and advice to patients about osteoporosis management and reducing the risk. In addition, Osteoporosis Canada is lending its endorsement to Life Brand Vitamin D and Calcium products, to help in the prevention and management of Osteoporosis.


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Patient recounts journey through Peterborough Regional Health Centre following wrist fracture

Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Fracture Clinic Screening partnership now offers on-site specialist follow-up. Jacqueline Brown recounts her journey through the PRHC following a wrist fracture.


Three weeks after her surgery, on May 22, Jacqueline visited the Fracture Clinic at PRHC for her scheduled follow-up appointment. It was there that she first met Jane Gauthier, the Fracture Prevention Coordinator who works at the health centre through a partnership with Osteoporosis Canada. Jane screened Jacqueline for osteoporosis risk factors and ultimately referred her for further physician assessment.


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Dr. Lora Giangregorio Awarded
the Prestigious Bloomberg Manulife Prize!

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Dr. Lora Giangregorio, professor of kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, a member of Osteoporosis Canada’s Scientific Advisory Council, and a leading author of the new exercise guidelines featured in Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise and related resources, has been awarded a prestigious $50,000 prize for the promotion of active health. She is the first woman to receive this award, intended for future research.


Click here to read the story in the Waterloo Region Record


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Final Thoughts with
Dr. Lora Giangregorio

In the final video in our series, Dr. Lora Giangregorio shares her final thoughts on osteoporosis and the resources available for you to become Too Fit To Fracture.


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Are You Too Fit To Fracture?

Each day, from Monday to Friday, for the month of November, we will post a new video to provide ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activity. We will start our video series telling the stories of four very different people with osteoporosis and showing you their innovative solutions to keep healthy and active.


Which one will speak to you? Click here to find out!






How Do You Define Balance?

How do you define balance? In this video University of Waterloo students will help you understand what it is and how to improve it.


Click here to view video 20 of the exercise video series


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Are You Too Fit To Fracture?

Each day, from Monday to Friday, for the month of November, we will post a new video to provide ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activity. We will start our video series telling the stories of four very different people with osteoporosis and showing you their innovative solutions to keep healthy and active.


Which one will speak to you? Click here to find out!





How Does the Spine Work?
Spine Sparing Strategies for Activities of Daily Living


Ever wonder how your spine works? In video 19 these University of Waterloo students will show you and explain how to use this knowledge during everyday tasks.


Click here to view video 19 of the exercise video series


Click here to view the entire video series


Are You Too Fit To Fracture?


Each day, from Monday to Friday, for the month of November, we will post a new video to provide ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activity. We will start our video series telling the stories of four very different people with osteoporosis and showing you their innovative solutions to keep healthy and active.


Which one will speak to you? Click here to find out!








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