COPN, the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network, is the patient arm of Osteoporosis Canada, a national network of people living with osteoporosis
Founded in 2004 by four friends who were determined to overcome the challenges of living with osteoporosis, this group felt living with osteoporosis need a strong voice to provide the patient’s perspective in all areas including medical matters, research initiatives, communication, public relations and education.
Sharing … supporting … informing: COPN connects people affected by osteoporosis coast-to-coast.
In support of Osteoporosis Canada’s vision of a Canada without osteoporotic fractures, COPN represents the interests of people living with osteoporosis within Osteoporosis Canada’s programs and activities. COPN connects individuals affected by osteoporosis, communicating information about how to live well with the disease and advocates for comprehensive access to diagnosis, treatment and care.
As a membership benefit, you will receive COPING, a free newsletter offered in an electronic format. COPING provides information you can trust and contains the latest medical information on osteoporosis and treatment options, reviewed by Osteoporosis Canada’s Scientific Advisory Council. Each issue features a main article, a recipe from Osteoporosis Canada’s recipe section, and other information such as notices about upcoming virtual forum presentations.
To read back issues, with articles on topics such as fracture risk assessment and BMD testing, osteoporosis and travel, and drug holidays, click here.
These live, interactive, on-line education presentations feature topics that interest you with experts you can trust. To learn more about upcoming presentations, click here.
Here are some positive feedback we’ve received from the last Bone Matters:
- “Loved all the information covered, especially the emphasis on food sources for calcium.”
- “Excellent presentation and level of detail.”
- “Very informative!”
Osteoporosis Canada Patient Bill of Rights
With more than a year in the making and extensive consultation with members of the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN), Osteoporosis Canada is proud to present the Osteoporosis Canada Patient Bill of Rights. The Patient Bill of Rights is an important advocacy tool for our organization, and reflects putting the vision and mission of Osteoporosis Canada into action.
Is your life in any way affected by osteoporosis? Are you interested in representing people with osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis Canada and its patient network have many opportunities for you to join us.