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.


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Three 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 the completed membership form to the address on the form, along with a cheque for $25.00 (French version of membership form here)
  3. Fax the completed membership form including credit card information to 1-416-595-9924  (French version of membership form here)