Join Ostomy Canada Society

Become a Member of a Chapter or Become a National Supporter

Your support is vital to our organization in our efforts to:

  • Build Public Awareness of the needs of ostomates.
  • Advocate for increases in public funding of ostomy supplies.
  • Celebrate the success of ostomy procedures through an annual Ostomy Day and Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk.
  • Sponsor an annual Youth Camp for young ostomates
  • Help train and maintain a data base of visitors who make hospital and home visits to ostomates.
  • Support groups such as the Member Chapters, 20/40 Group, Ostomy Canada Parents Group, Spouses and Significant Others (SASO) and online discussion groups.
  • Keep you informed of the latest advances in ostomy products.
  • Communicate with health care providers such as hospitals, surgeons, and ETs about the pre and post-surgical needs of ostomates.
  • Publish Ostomy Canada Magazine and information brochures and pamphlets.
  • Fund a Bursary Program for ETs and ostomates pursuing Post-Secondary education.
  • Maintain modern, up to date communication through emailed newsletters, an Ostomy Canada Society web site, blogs, and links to numerous social media sites.
  • Share Best Practices through a National Office, Chapter Outreach Support, Conferences and Chapter Information Sessions

How Can I Join?

Find your local chapter on our map and contact them via email or phone for more information regarding membership (dues vary from chapter to chapter)

Members of chapters receive a subscription to Ostomy Canada Magazine, in addition to 10 issues/year of the newsletter Ostomy Canada Connects.

National Supporters receive:

  • Subscription to Ostomy Canada Magazine
  • a $30.00 tax receipt (and an option to add an additional donation and receive an additional tax receipt)
  • 10 issues/year of our newsletter Ostomy Canada Connects

Three Easy Ways to Become a National Supporter:

  1. Mail the completed membership form to the address on the form, along with a cheque for $30.00
  2. Fax the completed membership form including credit card information to 1-416-595-9924
  3. Complete this form online: