Canada

Saskatoon Ostomy Association

The Saskatoon Ostomy Chapter is a non-profit mutual support society for the benefit of people who have had, or are about to have, Ostomy surgery. The purpose of our chapter is to:

Assist the medical profession in the rehabilitation of ostomates by providing, at the request of the physician, reassurance and emotional support.
To promote up-to-date information concerning Ostomy care and equipment to ostomates, and those involved in their care.

UOAC Discussion Board

UOAC Discussion Board
By Peter Folk and John Molnar

Following approval by the Board of Directors of the United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. (UOAC), a discussion board has been launched as part of UOAC’s website http://www.ostomycanada.ca. A discussion board (known also by other names, including forum, message board, or online forum) is a general term for any online ‘bulletin board’ where you can leave messages and expect to see responses to them. Or you can just read the board. Many organizations offer discussion boards so that users can share and discuss information.

Social Networking (UOAC)

The following are associated with the United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc.:

United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. Facebook Group
UOAC Discussion Board
Twitter
LinkedIn
Google+
United Ostomy Associtaion of Canada Inc. Email Discussion List

http://www.ostomycanada.ca/social

UOAC

Events

Check out these annual or biannual or triannual events:

Annual General Meeting
Biennial Conference of UOAC
Chapter Information Sessions
UOAA (United States) Biennial Conference
World Ostomy Day (every 3 years)

http://www.ostomycanada.ca/events

UOAC Ostomy Youth Camp

UOAC Ostomy Youth Camp Mission Statement

To provide an opportunity for young people aged 9-18 with consideration to emotional growth and maturity, who have ostomies or other special related needs (intermittent catheterization; urinary or bowel incontinence; internal pouch; Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), to attend camp and participate in camp activities under professional supervision
Provide formal/informal education on:
anatomy and physiology
self esteem and coping
sexuality

Saskatoon Ostomy Association

The Saskatoon Ostomy Chapter is a non-profit mutual support society for the benefit of people who have had, or are about to have, ostomy surgery.
The purpose of our chapter is to:

Assist the medical profession in the rehabilitation of ostomates by providing, at the request of the physician, reassurance and emotional support.

To promote up-to-date information concerning ostomy care and equipment to ostomates, and those involved in their care.

To educate, develop and promote public awareness and understanding of ostomies.

http://members.shaw.ca/saskatoonostomy/

Winnipeg Ostomy Association

The Winnipeg Ostomy Association (WOA) a self-help group formed in 1972 to assist people with ostomy and related surgeries in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. We are strictly a volunteer organization, depending on member involvement to operate and on membership dues to pay expenses. The WOA has a current membership of 260 and there are about 3000 ostomates in the Province of Manitoba. The Winnipeg Ostomy Association (WOA) is a chapter of the United Ostomy Association of Canada, Inc.

Canadian Chapters

UOAC chapters have been organized in all ten provinces, and are meant to provide an opportunity for persons who have had or may have ostomy surgery and their families, partners, caregivers and friends to meet, provide support and understanding and share information. Chapters often invite a health care professional, such as an Enterostomal Therapist Nurse, a physician, pharmacist, or dietician to speak at the chapter meeting. There may also be a presentation from a representative of one of the manufacturers or suppliers of ostomy products.

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