Resources in English

Osteoporosis Canada currently produces publications in various languages. See below for English versions.

For French versions, click here.

For multilingual versions, click here

Booklets

Too Fit To Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis Through Exercise
(booklet)

*Newly Added – January 2015*

OC Too Fit To Fracture Booklet

Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise includes information on strength training, balance exercises and aerobic activity; interactive tools for getting started; tips for addressing barriers to exercise; and ways to move safely during everyday activities to avoid the risk of falls or spine fractures. Poor posture, combined with loss of bone strength, can increase the risk of spine fracture. Poor alignment can be improved with exercises that target muscles important for posture.

Living Well with Osteoporosis

 Living Well With Osteoporosis Intended for those who have just learned that they have osteoporosis and those who may still have questions about how to manage this disease. Contains the collective wisdom of other individuals who have adjusted to their diagnosis and now live full and active lives.

 

Fact Sheets

Exercise For Healthy Bones

Exercise For Healthy Bones This four-page fact sheet focuses on the benefits and necessity of exercise for those living with or without osteoporosis. Includes detailed information on the importance of knowing your fracture risk and the types of exercise one should do. Also discusses the importance of exercise to improve balance and posture.

 

 

Nutrition

Nutrition This six-page fact sheet focuses on the importance of nutrition in maintaining and building healthy and strong bones. Contains detailed information on the recommended daily calcium intake for various age groups, information on vitamin D requirements and much more.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis This four-page fact sheet focuses on the diagnosis of osteoporosis. Contains detailed information on comprehensive fracture risk assessment.

Drug Treatments

Drug Treatments This four-page fact sheet focuses on medications used to treat osteoporosis. Contains detailed information on available medications, including effectiveness, who can take the drug, how it is taken and possible side effects.

Men & Osteoporosis

Men and Osteoporosis This two-page fact sheet focuses on men and osteoporosis. Includes information on risk factors for fracture, secondary causes of bone loss and treatment. Also presents a story of a man living with osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis And Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis This two-page fact sheet focuses on the differences between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Includes information on the symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors and treatment for both diseases.

Secondary Osteoporosis

This four-page fact sheet focuses on secondary osteoporosis, which occurs as a result of the treatment of another disease or condition, or the condition itself. Includes information on glucocorticoids, other medications and medical conditions that contribute to secondary osteoporosis and how to minimize the effects. Also includes information on conditions and treatments that contribute to falls and fractures.

Your Guide To Strong Bones

Your Guide To Strong Bones This two-page guide focuses on ways to keep your bones strong, touching on nutrition, exercise, vitamin supplements, medication, and more. Also includes a great guide to calcium content in common foods.

 

Brochures and Inserts

Too Fit to Fracture
(promo card)

*Newly Added – January 2015*

Too Fit to Fracture - Promo Card - Eng - tbn Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise includes information on strength training, balance exercises and aerobic activity; interactive tools for getting started; tips for addressing barriers to exercise; and ways to move safely during everyday activities to avoid the risk of falls or spine fractures. Poor posture, combined with loss of bone strength, can increase the risk of spine fracture. Poor alignment can be improved with exercises that target muscles important for posture.

 

Make your FIRST break your LAST
(brochure)

Make your FIRST break your LAST
(insert)

 Make your FIRST break your LAST This new brochure alerts Canadians to the fact that a broken bone may be a warning sign of osteoporosis. Take action – to reduce your risk of fractures, see your doctor and take this brochure with you!  Make your FIRST break your LAST This new insert alerts Canadians to the fact that a broken bone may be a warning sign of osteoporosis. Take action – to reduce your risk of fractures, see your doctor and take this brochure with you!

Capture The Fracture
(insert)

Stand Tall Canada cards
(insert)

   Stand Tall Canada Cards

Osteoporosis Bisphosphonate Medications, Dental Health and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

We Live Well with Osteoporosis – Join us now and you can too – COPN – The Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network

What you need to know about Osteoporosis bisphophonate medications, dental health and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). We Live Well With Osteoporosis You Can Too COPN (Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network) is a person-centred network whose vision is that women and men affected by osteoporosis live well and safely. This brochure outlines the benefits of connecting to COPN.

Do you think about their bones?

Helping You Take Care of Your Bones

 Do You Think About Their Bones? During childhood and teen years we build bones to last the rest of our lives. Lifestyle makes a difference! Help your children build their best bones now!  Helping You Take Care Of Your Bones An introduction to Osteoporosis Canada and the resources the organization has available: education and information for the public, resources for health professionals, support for research and individual and group support.

Speaking of Bones

 Speaking of Bones Outlines the Speaking of Bones program, which provides speakers to organizations such as community groups and local businesses.

Volunteers Are the Backbone

 Volunteer Are The Backbone Of Osteoporosis Canada Inspiring brochure outlines benefits and rewards of volunteering in general, and with Osteoporosis Canada in particular, as well as the impact of osteoporosis in financial and human terms.

 

For PDF versions of our multilingual fact sheets, please click here.




Upcoming Events


  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Public Osteoporosis Seminar

    6:30PM-8:00PM
  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Fall Forum- Nutrients for Healthy Bones: How Much is Enough?

    7 to 9 pm
  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Free Public Lecture

    7:00 pm
  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017

    WEBINAR Osteoporosis and Cancer: What is the Connection?

    1:00 pm
  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017

    Caribbean Dreamin Wine & Appetizers

    7 to 9 pm
  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    Holiday Liquor Raffle (draw)

    12:00 pm