District Support Services
District Support Services is a program of the United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. (UOAC) that has two main objectives. The first is to establish and maintain communication with member chapters and their leaders. District Representatives disseminate pertinent information from the Board of Directors (BOD) of the UOAC, from the Chair of District Support Services, and from the District Representatives and Chapter Coordinators themselves. Personnel of the program also work to assist member chapters in coordinating Chapter Information Sessions, to promote regular meetings and conferences, and to identify and cultivate new leadership at the chapter level.
The second main objective of the program is to act as a first line of communication between chapters and their individual members and the BOD at the national level.
The growth and strength of the United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. bears a direct relationship to the frequency and continuing magnitude of the two-way communications established by DSS. These two-way communications are essential to the ability of the organization to function properly and produce and distribute programs of interest and need to member chapters.
District Support Services is made up of four distinct districts that cover all of Canada. These districts and their representatives are as follows:
Pacific Region (BC, NWT, Yukon) - Vacant
Prairie Region (AB, Sask, Manitoba, Nunavut) - Vacant
Central Region (Quebec, Ontario)
- Quebec Rep. - Vacant
- Ontario 1 (Chapters - Ottawa, Belleville, Kawartha, Oshawa, Ostomy Muskoka, Northbay, Sudbury, Sault St. Marie, Thunder Bay).- Vacant
- Ontario 2 - (Chapters - Brantford, Hamilton, Halton Peel, Kitchener/Waterloo, London, Niagara, Ostomy Toronto, Sarnia-Lambton, Stratford, Windsor).- Roger Ivol, Hamilton, ON.
Atlantic Region (NB, NS, PEI, NFLD) - Vacant