Speaking of bones

Speaking of Bonesis the national speakers’ program of Osteoporosis Canada. Speakers are available in many communities to address your community group or local business about osteoporosis for a nominal fee, depending on your status as a for-profit or not-for-profit organization. Speakers come from all walks of life and share a commitment to educating the public about osteoporosis. Some are health professionals working in the field. Others are involved through personal experience. All Speaking of Bones volunteers have completed an extensive osteoporosis training program and are skilled in public speaking. Their presentation, supported by visuals in PowerPoint or overheads, covers:

  • What osteoporosis is
  • Risk factors
  • How osteoporosis is diagnosed
  • What you can do to maintain healthy bones
  • How osteoporosis is treated
  • How to live well with osteoporosis

Our speakers can speak in both workplace and community settings, at formal or informal day or evening meetings, at “lunch and learns,” as well as on weekends. They can participate in programs or conferences you may be planning.

Some feedback to Speaking of Bones presentations:

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Lunch N’ Learn: “Your presentation on osteoporosis was very well received and provided valuable learning opportunities for staff who participated.”

Canadian PBC Society: “It was a pleasure and a privilege to have the presentation with reference to osteoporosis and activities of Osteoporosis Canada. This exchange of information… is a very useful endeavour.”

Diagnostic Imaging : “Our staff enjoyed listening to your volunteer speak. She was both friendly and knowledgeable. We found the brochures and handout information of value and would recommend (your program)…to any company interested in learning about osteoporosis.”

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association: “Your volunteer presented…and let me tell you she did a fabulous job. Everyone who attended the session walked away with an increased knowledge of osteoporosis and the drive to start making small changes in their lifestyle to help prevent the onset of osteoporosis. Thank you for having this service available.”

Toronto District School Board, comment from the organizer: “I am sorry to have missed the presentation. I heard that it was excellent, highly informative. I’ve looked at the evaluation forms and they are all very positive.”

Osteoporosis Canada gratefully acknowledges the support given by the RBC Foundation to the Speaking of Bones program.

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