Manitoba Chapter

Contact information

For information about osteoporosis, to find a support group near you or to create a group in your community, please contact:

Manitoba Chapter
Chair: Cherylle Unryn
123 St. Anne’s Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 2Z1
Phone: (204) 772-3498
Fax: (204) 772-4200

Brandon and surrounding area:
Email: or call the Manitoba Chapter office at (204) 772-3498.


Upcoming Chapter events

Bones ‘n’ Beer
Details coming soon!


10th Annual Cheese and Wine Evening “The Purple Tie Affair”
Thanks to all our Sponsors, Donors and Guests for helping to make this event our most successful yet.

We hope you will join us on March 10, 2016 for another evening of sumptuous cheeses expertly paired with wines from various regions – and so much more!


Fall Public Forum: Gals Get It…Guys Get It Too!

Wednesday October 28th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Sturgeon Creek II Retirement Residence, 707 Setter Street in Winnipeg. Keynote speaker Dr. Cory Baillie, MD, will discuss “Men and Osteoporosis”. Exercise break “Keeping You Moving” will be presented by Rebecca Atkinson, Physiotherapist. Contact the Chapter office by phone at (204) 772-3498 or by email to register.


Spinal Column Newsletter


Spinal Column – 2015-02 – Issue 13

2014 in Retrospect

New Chapter Executive Committee Members

5th Annual Bridge Tournament Report



Spinal Column – 2014-11 – Issue 12

New Exercise Recommendations Launched

Bones ‘n’ Beer Event Report

Spring Forum Report

Hilda Tottle Award


Spinal Column – 2014-06 – Issue 11

Fracture Risk and Diagnosis for Men

Men and Osteoporosis

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors

Treatment for Men with Osteoporosis


Spinal Column - Issue 010


Spinal Column – 2014-03 – Issue 10

Being mindful of fashion

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Awards

Falls Protection Products

Spinal Column - Issue 9  

Spinal Column – 2013-09 – Issue 09

‘Breaking News on Broken Bones’ Awareness Campaign

Upcoming Events

Pharmacy Q&A

MLCC Coin Boxes – Update


Spinal Column – 2013-05 – Issue 08

Pharmacy Q&A

Fight Fractures with Flapjacks

Cheese and Wine Event

Spring into Gardening Safely (feature article)


Brandon News

Spinal Column - 2013-02 - Issue 007  

Spinal Column – 2013-02 – Issue 07

Spine Sparing Techniques

5th Annual Tea with a Twist

Upcoming Public Forums

Calcium and Drug Interactions

Feature OCM Supporter – The Winnipeg Foundation

Coin Boxes at MLCC

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 6  

Spinal Column – 2012-09 – Issue 06

Featured OCM Supporter – Manitoba Community Services Council

OCM Brandon Branch

Fracture Risk Assessment Tools – CAROC and FRAX

Volunteer Opportunities

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 5  

Spinal Column – 2012-07 – Issue 05

Successful Spring Forum – “Building Strong Bones”

Fond Farewell – Marg MacDonell

Warm Welcome – Cherylle Unryn

Featured OCM Supporter – The Winehouse

MLA Breakfast

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 4  

Spinal Column – 2012-01 – Issue 04

FOCUS on Advocacy Inaugural ForumFractures = Osteoporosis Care for Us

Nordic Walking and Osteoporosis

Featured OCM Supporter – Seine River

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 3  

Spinal Column – 2011-11 – Issue 03

No Bones About it – OC Annual General Meeting was a huge success!

VIP reception

Manitoba Delegate New National Board Chair – Cheryl Baldwin

Community Partner Award – Canada Safeway Pharmacy

Well-deserved Award – Award for Overall Excellence

SupplementMake Your First Break Your Last – Insist on Assessment

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 2  

Spinal Column – 2011-08 – Issue 02

Kudos to Award Winners – Lieutenant Governor’s Award (Marg MacDonnell) & Honourary Life Membership Award (Marian Kremers)

Social Media Debut – OCM’s Very Own Facebook Page and Twitter Stream!

Navigating a New Sense of Self – A 7-session peer support group

Newly Diagnosed Program – Offering You an Overview of Osteoporosis and Teaches You How To Live Well With The Disease

How Does Research Improve Osteoporosis Care?

 Manitoba Chapter Spinal Column Newsletter Issue 1  

Spinal Column – 2011-03 – Issue 01

Osteoporosis Patient Bill of Rights

New Clinical Practice Guidelines: Get Up To Speed

Manitoba Chapter to Host National 2011 AGM

Wrist Fractures

Safe Driving With Osteoporosis

The Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN) – A national network of people living with osteoporosis


Speaker services

‘Reducing the risk of and managing Osteoporosis’

Do you want to learn more about reducing your risk of osteoporosis and practical tips on how to manage osteoporosis? Consider having a trained volunteer spokesperson from the organization meet with you and your group of colleagues for a personalized session. An excellent selection of pamphlets about calcium, exercise, drug therapies and many other topics will be made available to you at each session.

To arrange a date and location that is convenient for both you and the speaker contact the Manitoba Chapter. There is no charge for these services however a donation to the Chapter is appreciated.


Support groups

‘Supporting the Newly Diagnosed’ 

This program is designed for individuals who have recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis.  Once a month, we offer the opportunity to attend a presentation containing accurate and pertinent information and an introduction to the variety of resources available through our Chapter. Participants can share their stories and have their questions answered.

If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis, contact the Chapter office for further information. There is no fee to attend but registration is required as space is limited.


‘Break Through’

This is a seven-session peer support group program. Sessions are free but registration is required. Participants will receive interactive information about bone health and have the opportunity to actively engage in discussions and share experiences. A new topic will be addressed each session.

Fall 2015 session schedule and location:

Weekly on Wednesdays starting September 9th through October 21, 2015 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at The Waverley/Rosewood Seniors’ Community by revera

Pre-registration is required – contact the Chapter office by phone at (204) 772-3498 or email


Available positions / Volunteer postings

Our aim is to help people avoid or reduce the pain and suffering of broken bones. We can’t do it without volunteers though! Please contact the Chapter office if you can help us help people to keep their bones strong and healthy by volunteering in one (or more!) of the following capacities:

Educators: join us in fulfilling our mission to provide life-changing education to the public and work toward a future Canada without osteoporotic fractures. We provide extensive training with ongoing continuing education and support, and we have a terrific social community of volunteers and staff collaborating and networking toward a common goal.

Join our Volunteer Development Committee to help us make a difference!

Please call the Chapter office at (204) 772-3498 or email for details about all the positions listed here.

Upcoming Events