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Welcome to the Ostomy Canada Society Website

You are here because maybe you, or a family member, or friend has just discovered that they are having ostomy surgery. . . or maybe because you had had your ostomy for a while and want to see what is new.

It doesn’t matter the reason, we welcome you and are here to help and support you (your family and friends too) in any way we can. Most people have never heard of the word “Ostomy” and most of us never talk about or bowels or bladder or urine or stool, it is usually a private and personal matter.

At Ostomy Canada Society, we do talk about urine and stool, bladders and bowels. We are not embarrassed or ashamed. We just had a body part that did not work because of different reasons but we ended up with an ostomy.

We invite you to grab a cup of coffee or tea, relax and spend some time with us exploring our website.

ABOUT US

Meet the teams that do the behind-the-scenes work for the Ostomy Canada Society

OSTOMY SUPPORT

Chapters, Satellites and Peer Support Groups of Ostomy Canada Society

GET INVOLVED

Sending a kid to camp costs $650. Are you able to cover all or part of the cost?

Our Mission

Ostomy Canada Society is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to all people with an ostomy, and their families, helping them to live life to the fullest through support, education, collaboration, and advocacy.
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Spouses and Significant Others

The SASO Support Group was formed to address the needs of and offer support to spouses, significant others, families and friends of persons with an ostomy.

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Gutsy Gang Social Club

Gutsy Gang Social Club is a forum to meet other young adults (20 – 40 years old) living with an ostomy – to share ideas and support. Click here for their Facebook group.

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Find a NSWOC

Our friends over at Nurses Specialized In Wound, Ostomy And Continence Canada (NSWOCC) have renamed their new program on their website.

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OCS Visiting Program

OCS and its chapter members are dedicated to complete rehabilitation of people living with an ostomy, through mutual aid, moral support, and education.

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Ostomy Canada Parents Group

Ostomy Canada Parents group provides you an opportunity to connect with other parents of children who have an ostomy. Join their Facebook group here.

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Support Listings

Feel free to visit our support links page to know more about the various communities and programs out there that might benefit you.

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Are you ready to become a ostomy supporter?

You can either join as a member of local chapter or as a ostomy supporter.

Are you ready to become a ostomy supporter?

You can either join as a member of local chapter or as a ostomy supporter.
Ostomy Canada Magazine

Financial Support Section

Disability Tax Credit

The Disability Tax Credit Committee consists of members from Ostomy Canada Society and the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy. They have been meeting monthly to discuss and plan the implementation of a strategy to inform the medical community, pharmacies, patients, and the general public about how people living with an ostomy can qualify for the Canadian Disability Tax Credit.

Registered Disability Savings Plan

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a long-term savings plan to help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for the future. If you have an RDSP, you may also be eligible for grants and bonds to help with your long-term savings.

Canada Disability Savings Grant

In simple terms, Canada Disability Savings Grant is the money that Government of Canada pays into a registered DSP. More information about CDSG can be found on Government of Canada’s website.

Ask an Ostomy Lifestyle Expert

In this section you can find out answers to some of the important questions such as where to get help during recovery or what are the different types of ostomy related issues. Feel free to browse this section for more information.

Charter of Ostomates Rights

Ostomates have to receive the information and care which will enable them to live a self-determined and independent life and to participate in all decision making processes. It is the declared objective of the International Ostomy Association that this CHARTER shall be realized in all Countries of the World.

Ostomy Canada Connects

Ostomy Canada Connects (formerly called UOAConnection) is a newsletter outlining current events of Ostomy Canada Society and is published quarterly – January, April, July, and October. It is sent to all presidents of chapters affiliated with Ostomy Canada Society or anyone interested in being added to the email list.

Get more information through Ostomy Canada

Ostomy Canada provides important information and keeps you updated when it comes to news from the Ostomy Society
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Our Medical Advisory Team

Our experienced medical advisory team takes part in giving advise and answering questions related to Ostomy and related topics.

Transforming Ostomy Issues

Feel free to go through some recent information and discussions with our medical advisory team

Parastomal Hernia

This post is also available in: Français (French)Question: I’ve had my ostomy since 2016. Last November I had an obstruction due to a hernia. My surgeon referred me to a surgeon specializing in laparoscopic parastomal hernias. I had my surgery on January 8/20. Unfortunately, he could not do it laparoscopic or with mesh do to…

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