Dr. Famida Jiwa
President and CEO
Dr. Jiwa is the President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada, and has been with the organization since 2006. Prior to joining Osteoporosis Canada, Dr. Jiwa was the former Provincial Osteoporosis Co-ordinator, employed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and charged with rolling out all aspects of the $5 million annual Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy. Prior to this and after leaving her private practice in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Jiwa was a Program Consultant for the Acute Services Division of the Ministry of Health, where she played a significant role in project planning, implementation and evaluation of a number of provincial health initiatives, including chronic kidney disease, asthma and age-related macular degeneration.
In 2020 Dr. Jiwa was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation, representing North America, for a term of 4 years. In 2017, Dr. Jiwa was re-elected chair of the Patient Societies Subcommittee of the Committee of National Societies (CNS) of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for a 5th term of two years. In 2016, she was awarded the President’s Award from the International Osteoporosis Foundation. She is also the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Dr. Jiwa has also attained the designation of Certified Health Executive from the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, and in 2017 she completed the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at Harvard Business School.
She holds a Masters Degree in Health Administration from the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation from the University of Toronto, a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Science, Genetics and Psychology from the University of Toronto.