Become a Member

The United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. (UOAC) is an association of affiliated member chapters. UOAC also offers membership, with no voting privileges, to individuals (national and international), healthcare professionals and corporations.

WHY BE A MEMBER?

UOAC offers a number of programs, which include:

  • Public Awareness (Stoma Stroll)
  • Bursary Program (ET and Post Secondary)
  • Ostomy Canada Magazine
  • Publications
  • Chapter Outreach Support Services (COSS)
  • Visitor Training
  • 20/40 Group
  • Parents of Children with an Ostomy
  • SASO
  • Ostomy Youth Camp
  • National Office
  • Biennial Conferences
  • Chapter Information Sessions (CIS)

UOAC is also involved in other activities, such as:

  • Advocacy (ADP Initiative in Ontario)
  • Liaise with interested groups (CAET, UOAA, IOA, FOWC etc.)
  • Liaise with industry and the medical community

 

To Join a Chapter

Contact the chapter in your area, or attend a meeting. You will be required to pay annual dues, at an amount determined by the chapter. You will be entitled to vote at chapter meetings, and to join committees or run for office at the local and national level if you wish. Chapter membership dues also entitle you to attend all chapter meetings, to receive the local newsletter, to receive Ostomy Canada magazine and to purchase other UOAC publications at a discounted rate.

Click here for listings of all the Canadian chapters.

To Become a National Member

Complete the membership form below and send it with your dues payment of $39.00 to UOAC. Membership entitles you to a subscription to Ostomy Canada and to receive The UOAConnection; however, there are no voting privileges.

Click here for a copy of the membership form

To Become an International Member

Complete the membership form below and send it with your dues payment of $42.00 to UOAC. Membership entitles you to a subscription to Ostomy Canada and to receive The UOAConnection; however, there are no voting privileges.

Click here for a copy of the membership form

Healthcare Professional Membership

This category is reserved for healthcare professionals (physicians, EnterostomalTherapists, nurses, pharmacists and other specialists) who do not wish to join a local chapter. Members will be listed in Ostomy Canada yearly. Membership dues are $50.00 per year, payable to UOAC. Healthcare professional members will receive a subscription to Ostomy Canada, a copy of the UOAC publication The UOAConnection, and are entitled to purchase other UOAC publications at a discounted rate.

Click here for a copy of the membership form

Corporate Membership

This category is reserved for organizations which have an interest in UOAC and its membership. Membership dues are $150.00 per year, payable to UOAC. Corporate members will receive a copy of the UOAC publication The UOAConnection, and a subscription to Ostomy Canada. Corporate members are entitled to purchase other UOAC publications at a discounted rate. This category has no voting privileges.

Click here for a copy of the membership form

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