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Recruitment

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Recruitment

Are you a researcher?

Osteoporosis Canada will provide support for the recruitment of participants for ethical and reputable research relevant to Osteoporosis Canada’s vision and mission.

Interested in participating in patient studies and surveys?

Osteoporosis Canada is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. Through research, Osteoporosis Canada works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

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Learn more about Osteoporosis Canada’s Research Recruitment Policies and Procedures

Our Research Priority is to support clinical, translational and health outcomes research that focuses on the high fracture risk population, especially on preventing fractures and their negative consequences.

Through this link to Canadian research studies, Osteoporosis Canada targets to aid Canadian researchers seeking Canadian study participants and allow Osteoporosis Canada supporters to participate in osteoporosis research if desired.


Seeking Research Participants!

Are you aged 50 or over and have low bone mineral density, osteopenia, or osteoporosis? A team of collaborating researchers from Ontario (Toronto and Waterloo) and Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) are recruiting 324 volunteers to participate in a 12-month exercise program to see how different types of exercise affect bone mineral density. We are assessing three different types of exercise programs, either delivered to participants at the local private gym or completed at home with zoom sessions. In addition to the exercise sessions, we will complete bone mineral density scans, and assessments of your physical function. If you think you may be eligible, and you would like to learn more about the study, please contact your nearest study coordinator.

University of Waterloo
The Bone Health and Exercise Science Lab
519-904-0660 ext. 4222
boneslab@uwaterloo.ca

University of Saskatchewan
John Ko
306-966-1305
usask.fortify@usask.ca

Toronto General Hospital
Linda Dorado
416-340 – 4800 ext. 5926
Linda.Dorado@uhnresearch.ca

*The University of Toronto FORTIFY Site will open for recruitment January 2023.


Development and evaluation of a toolkit to improve medication self-management for persons with spinal cord injury (OPTIMAL-SCI)

Researchers at the University of Toronto are seeking to improve medication self-management for persons with spinal cord injury by co-developing a toolkit.

Who is eligible?

  1. Persons with spinal cord injury (3+ months post-injury)
  2. Caregivers for persons with spinal cord injury
  3. Healthcare providers or individuals from community organizations

We are conducting a concept mapping study, which involves three steps: brainstorming, sorting and rating, and mapping. Participants will be able to take part in one or all of the phases (all steps will be conducted virtually). Through these sessions, we will brainstorm ideas around the content and delivery to help with the development of the toolkit. All participants will receive a gift card for each step they take part in. Individuals who participate in all three steps of concept mapping will be entered in a draw to win a $200 Amazon gift card.

To learn more or to participate in this study, please contact the research team at medsci.study@utoronto.ca


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Researchers at the University of Toronto are seeking to improve medication-related quality of life for individuals who have mobility limitations.

Who is eligible?

  • Canadian adults (18+) with a mobility limitation
  • Taking at least 1 medication recommended by a healthcare provider for 3+ months
  • Living in the community (i.e., not a long-term care home)
  • Able to read and communicate in English and French

Then we would love to hear from you! Concept mapping sessions will be conducted virtually. These group brainstorming sessions take about 1 hour. Participants will be reimbursed for their time. 

To learn more or to participate in this study, please contact the research team at medications.study@utoronto.ca.  


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Researchers at the University of Toronto are seeking to improve experiences with care transitions (e.g., from hospital to rehab, rehab to home, etc.) for individuals who have experienced a hip fracture as well as their unpaid care providers (e.g., friends and family) in Ontario, Canada. 

If you are:

  • A person aged 50 years or older with lived experience as a patient, who received care in Ontario, Canada
  • OR
  • A caregiver to a person who experienced a hip fracture in Ontario, Canada

Then we would love to hear from you! Concept mapping sessions will be conducted virtually. These group brainstorming sessions take 1-1.5 hours. Participants will be reimbursed for their time. 

To learn more or to participate in this study, please contact the research team at transitions.study@utoronto.ca


The Centre d’excellence sur le vieillissement de Québec (CEVQ)

Do you suffer from chronic pain ?

The Centre d’excellence sur le vieillissement de Québec (CEVQ) is currently conducting a study on chronic pain and the use, or not, of medical cannabis. Help us to contribute to the advancement of knowledge by participating in our pan-Canadian research. Just click on the link below to fill out our online survey. 

Selection criteria: 

  • Have chronic pain for more than 3 months.

We thank you in advance for your participation to our research.

Questions? Contact the researcher assistant : Amy Blanchette (amy.blanchette@crchudequebec.ulaval.ca). This project is approved by the ethics committee of the Centre de recherche du centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec : #MP-20-2020-4962.

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