Join Ostomy Canada Society

Become a Member of a Chapter or Peer Support Group or Become a Ostomy Supporter

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

  • Build Public Awareness of the needs of people living with an ostomy.
  • 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 people living with an ostomy.
  • Help train and maintain a data base of visitors who make hospital and home visits to people living with an ostomy.
  • 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 people living with an ostomy.
  • Publish Ostomy Canada Magazine and information brochures and pamphlets.
  • Fund an Award Program for nurses wanting to become ETs
  • Fund an Award Program for people living with an ostomy 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 4 issues/year of the newsletter Ostomy Canada Connects.

Ostomy Supporters receive:

  • Subscription to Ostomy Canada Magazine
  • a tax receipt for a donation of $25
  • 4 issues/year of our newsletter Ostomy Canada Connects

Peer Support Groups: New Applications

Click here to download information and application form to create an Ostomy Support Group in your area.

Two Easy Ways to Become a Ostomy Supporter:

  1. Complete the Membership Form below and choose Ostomy Supporter in the Member Type dropdown box.
  2. Mail or FAX the completed membership form to the address on the form, along with a cheque for $25.00 (Click here for the French version of the membership form)