Welcome to the United Ostomy Association of Canada Website!
The United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to assisting all persons facing life with gastrointestinal or urinary diversions by providing emotional support, experienced and practical help, instructional and informational services through its membership, to the family unit, associated caregivers and the general public.
This site is designed to provide information about UOAC and its services. By
joining together, we will enhance the quality of life for ourselves and
for others who have had or will have bowel or bladder diversionary
surgery. We encourage you to contact a local support group in your area. For an online map of chapters and districts, click here. You can type your postal code in the bottom right hand search box to locate your city or town and then zoom in to find your nearest chapter or satellite.
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The United Ostomy Association of Canada, in conjunction with Ostomy Halifax will be holding a Chapter Information Session and Annual General Meeting from August 16 to 18, 2013. More information and registration forms are on our website: http://www.ostomycanada.ca/events/cis
There is a wide selection of material available. Some items are free of charge, while others must be purchased. For pricing and to order, click here to access the through the UOAC office. Highlights of several publications are outlined here: and here: Publication Order Form.
World Ostomy Day in Canada was September 29, 2012.
Although the official day has passed, there are a few things that you can read about various activities.
To see a summary of the activity of all the chapters, click here
Congratulations to Sharry Budd from Toronto who is the winner of the ConvaTec World Ostomy Day video contest. If you have not seen it, have a look here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSS2l9mOgmc - Sharry, you are an inspiration to us all. Thank you!
Hollister has announced winners of the 2012 World Ostomy Day Photo Contest. Winners are posted on their website; http:/www.hollister.com/us/files/pdfs/wod-calendar-2013.pdf. More information here: http://www.hollister.com/us/ostomy/virtual/wod_photo_contest_winners.asp?source=home_page
You can now donate to the United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. through CanadaHelps.org. Click on the image below:
The United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. has created a Traveller’s Communication Card for your use. It can be downloaded on this page, or you can ask the office for a copy. Download the Travel Passport by clicking here.
We publish a monthly newsletter to keep members informed of the latest information. For the latest news about the UOAC, read the May 2013 newsletter. To read the last three issues of the UOAConnection, click here.
Read this month's President's message here.
Submissions of articles: inspirational stories, struggles, triumphs,
travel, unforgettable moments, family - whatever story you have to tell
we would like you to submit.
Content is only as good as the submissions received. Without submissions, there is no magazine.
All submissions are welcomed and appreciated and should be sent to the editor: Lisa Gausman via the UOAC office by email or mail. For more information, view this page.
Paul Riome has a colostomy and is from Saskatoon and he embarked on a 36 day trek to Nepal starting October 6, 2012 and wants to share his experience on our website. Follow Paul & Gastronaut Hogus on their trek to Nepal here.
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