Our mission

The Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy is a provincially-funded initiative aimed at reducing fragility fractures and promoting bone health. The overall goal of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy is to reduce hip and other osteoporotic fractures in Ontario.

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Bridging care gaps in Ontario

A huge care gap exists for Canadians who break a bone due to osteoporosis: 80% never receive appropriate osteoporosis care, leaving them at substantial risk for further costly, debilitating and often life‐threatening fractures. The Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy exists to reduce this care gap for the thousands of Ontarians that experience a fragility fracture after the age of 50.

Bone health and fracture prevention is recognized as an important public health concern and the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy is a comprehensive prevention and management strategy to address this public health issue.

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Did you know?

Fragility fractures are broken bones that happen spontaneously, as a result of normal daily activities, or a fall from a standing height or less. Fragility fractures are the most serious sign of osteoporosis.

A coordinated effort

The OOS represents the vision and coordinated efforts of many groups, including the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), Osteoporosis Canada, Ontario College of Family Physicians, McMaster University, Women’s College Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital.

The dedicated team at McMaster are engaged in the management of the Long Term Care strategy and professional education of osteoporosis.

As the initial catalyst to the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, the Women’s College Hospital continues to push forward in osteoporosis care and management.

By providing ongoing funding and support the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care continues to enhance the core components of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.

The dedicated team at McMaster are engaged in the management of the Long Term Care strategy and professional education of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Canada works with health care professionals across the country to ensure the latest prevention, diagnostic and treatment options are available to individuals with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis Canada has developed practice guidelines and standards for use by physicians in their clinical practice.

Ontario College of Family Physicians provides professional education critical to achieving the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy’s goal.

To provide excellent musculoskeletal care in Ontario.

Create therapeutic programs tailored to meet the needs of our older adults.