In December 2022, we shared a Board motion (through News and Notes) about a shift in how we help fund our national operations and programs (Magazine, Youth Camp, webinars, website, staff, outreach, marketing, advocacy, etc.) The change will see OCS’s funding model based exclusively on supporters’ and donors’ donations. This means that individuals who donate at least $25 to Ostomy Canada will be registered as supporters and receive the Ostomy Canada Magazine, Connects newsletter, advance notice of webinars, select events, etc. Members of the Board of Directors, Regional Administrators, Presidents, Support Group Facilitators or Visitors will also be expected to make an annual contribution of at least $25, for which a tax receipt will be issued.

Ostomy Canada Chapter Memberships

 Chapters that run their own membership drive and wish their members to be registered with Ostomy Canada will forward details (full name, mailing address, email, and phone numbers) and $25 for each Chapter member. A tax receipt will be issued to those individuals by the Society unless the Chapter has already done so. This change will be phased in during 2023.

Questions? Please connect with or your Regional Administrator.

Block for Connects Ad: This article was originally featured in the Ostomy Canada Connects Newsletter, winter 2023 edition.

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