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What is CanBSDS?

The Canadian Bone Strength Development Study (CanBSDS) is a multi-site research project aimed at understanding how and why bone development is different between Canadian children with and without type 1 diabetes. Utilizing a longitudinal design, the CanBSDS team aims to track individuals' bone growth and strength as they develop. The CanBSDS team is composed of researchers and pediatric physicians from Saskatoon, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa. The CanBSDS team invites female children ages 10-11 years old and male children 11-12 years old to participate.


Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of many indigenous nations.  The land is acknowledged as our Mother, the Earth. Our research team is committed to honouring and supporting the Indigenous peoples, cultures, values, and languages that belong to the land of Canada.

Specifically, we would like to acknowledge the land on which the CanBSDS research centres operate on:

  • University of Saskatchewan: Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Métis.

  • University of Calgary: Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, including the land of the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations), the Métis Nation of Alberta Regions 5 and 6. 

  • CHEO & University of Ottawa: The traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin and Anishnaabeg people. 

  •  Sick Kids & University of Toronto: The traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River.

Today, all of these locations are still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.  

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