Support (Self-Help) Groups

Support (self-help) groups across the country enable individuals living with osteoporosis to help each other by exchanging information in a supportive environment. The term “self-help group” refers to situations in which more than two people come together to deal with a shared concern or problem. These groups are run by and for the participants, who are considered “experts” about their own experiences. The central idea of self help is: “You alone can do it – but you cant do it alone.” Frequently, support groups will include as part of their programming health professionals or other speakers to address aspects of osteoporosis.

For the Osteoporosis Canada support group nearest you, click here.

If there is no group in your area, and you would like to consider starting one, call your local Chapter of Osteoporosis Canada. To find the Chapter nearest you, click here .

If there is no Chapter near you, call the National Office at 1-800-463-6842 (416-696-2663 in the Toronto area) and ask to speak to the National Education Manager. You will be sent a manual that takes you through the steps involved in setting up a support group with Osteoporosis Canada. The manual covers such topics as what is a support group, the logistics of starting such a group, what are the responsibilities of the leader, and the support you will receive from Osteoporosis Canada.




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