The United Ostomy Association of Canada is pleased to announce the second annual Canada
Ostomy Day on October 4, 2014.
The purpose of the Canada Ostomy Day is to raise awareness of the estimated 90,000 people
living in Canada with an ostomy.
Many chapters across Canada will join in the Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk, see our website
www.stomastroll.ca for more information. In addition, the CN Tower in Toronto will light up in
red and white on October 3, 2014 in recognition of this event. We invite cities across Canada to proclaim
October 4, 2014 as Canada Ostomy Day.
Purpose of the Walk
United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. is a nationally registered Canadian charity
(Charitable Reg. No: 119277093RR0001). The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness and
funds in support of our mission. We do not receive government funding and rely on your efforts
and support from our donors to fulfill our mission. The walk will also serve to create a sense of
community and support for people living with an ostomy and their families in your region. In this respect, the walk
is of immeasurable value.
United Ostomy Association Canada Inc.’s Mission Statement
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.