Celebrating National Volunteer Week April 23 – 29, 2017 Thank You To Our Volunteers

April 23 to 29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week. It is also the 14th consecutive year that Volunteer Canada delivers the National Volunteer Week (NVW) campaign. Thank you, Canadian volunteers, for 150 glorious years.

And thank you, Osteoporosis Canada volunteers, for 35 wonderful years, as we celebrate our 35th anniversary on June 17.

Volunteering at Osteoporosis Canada (OC) comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself. Volunteers attend health fairs or speak to community and corporate groups; some undertake essential administrative tasks; others plan and implement fundraising events; and some sit as members of our Board of Directors or Scientific Advisory Council to provide strategic direction and medical guidance to the organization.

Your efforts have a positive impact on people living with osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures in communities across Canada!

Spotlight on St. Michael’s Hospital, Osteoporosis Exemplary Care Program (OECP)

earl-bogoch-300px The Osteoporosis Exemplary Care Program (OECP) at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario has been a leader in the FLS movement in Canada and worldwide. OECP was founded in 2002 by Dr. Earl Bogoch, orthopaedic surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and was the first FLS in Canada.

Under Dr. Bogoch’s leadership, the OECP/FLS at St. Michael’s is dedicated to closing the post-fracture care gap. The FLS manages 350 to 450 fracture patients annually.

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Dr. Jacques P. Brown, Osteoporosis Canada SAC Member, Honoured by Canadian Rheumatology Association with 2017 Distinguished Investigator Award

cra-distinguished-investigator-award-2017The CRA Distinguished Investigator Award recognises a distinguished investigator who has made an outstanding contribution to rheumatology in Canada. The award winner must be a CRA member in good standing, and an accomplished Canadian rheumatologist of high professional calibre who has significantly furthered rheumatology research in Canada through the development of a major research program, innovative and significant research activity.

ALEX AND ANI Charity by Design event benefiting Osteoporosis Canada


You are invited at a charmed by charity soiree to benefit Osteoporosis Canada.

ALEX AND ANI will donate 15% of proceeds from purchases made via their Charity By Design program at select stores.

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us at one the following ALEX AND ANI store locations:

  • Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga
  • Upper Canada Shopping Centre, Newmarket
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto

Osteoporosis Canada recipes for #BetterBoneHealth on CTV Kitchener


Watch Emily Richards, Professional Home Economist shares ways to get more calcium and protein in your diet for #BetterBoneHealth. Visit Osteoporosis Canada’s new recipe page here www.osteoporosis.ca/recipes

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Make a donation and help provide education to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and make #BetterBoneHealth a priority for all Canadians. DONATE TODAY

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Calcium and Cardiovascular Disease

The National Osteoporosis Foundation and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology formed an expert panel and completed a detailed review of all published research evaluating the effects of calcium intake from food sources and or supplements with or without vitamin D on the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death.

The review confirms that there does not appear to be any harmful or beneficial effects of calcium and or vitamin D on the risk of heart disease or stroke or on the likelihood of death in healthy adults.

For more information on Osteoporosis Canada's position statement:

Annual Report Home Page
Osteoporosis Canada’s latest Annual Report “#BetterBoneHealth” is now available. This report highlights the organization’s significant achievements over the past year towards the vision of a Canada without osteoporotic fractures.

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