Osteoporosis Canada is grateful for the support of it’s partners, donors and volunteers who together with us saw a year of advancements to raise the profile of the organization and a disease that affects 2 million Canadians.
The launch of the new volunteer program focusing on education and fracture prevention has provided new opportunities for individuals wanting to support the mission and vision of Osteoporosis Canada right in their own communities. This grassroots presence has delivered education, peer to peer engagement and further support to Canadians across the country.
This year also saw the launch of Bübl™ X David Dixon, a campaign that through a mix of traditional media, event and digital strategies saw results that captivated a new audience and enthralled those already committed to the cause while continuing to ask – Do You Know Your Risk. Bübl™ disrupted the osteoporosis landscape, saw the engagement of a wider audience while shining a light on a disease that is often misunderstood and underdiagnosed.
Lastly, important work has begun on the update to the Osteoporosis Canada Clinical Practice guidelines which are scheduled for release in 2020. A number of committees made up of healthcare providers, patient advocates and staff are working together to compile a current and scientifically sound set of clinical guidelines for healthcare providers to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
Those of us at Osteoporosis Canada wish to thank our supporters, partners, volunteers and generous donors. Your continued commitment will ensure our growth and help sustain the work that we have done and that needs to continue as we work to achieve our vision of a Canada without osteoporotic fractures. It is only through your continued confidence that we are able to continue to support, educate and advocate for the 2 million Canadians affected by osteoporosis.
Together, we will make Canadians unbreakable.