Ostomy Resources


Ostomy Frequently Asked Questions - CLICK HERE


Colorectal Cancer AwarenessDid you know that March is colorectal cancer awareness month?
Join the St. Paul's Hospital Colorectal Surgeons on March 12th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm as they discuss everything you need to know about colorectal cancer screening, prevention, treatment and recovery. Refreshments will be served and presentations will start at 6:45 pm. The surgeons will be on-hand for questions afterward. Click here to register early as there is limited seating.


Local Support Groups

UOA - Vancouver Chapter

Contact: Debra Rooney
Meeting Location: Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Meets: Third Sunday of February, April, June, and September
Coquitlam Skyline

UOA - Coquitlam Chapter

Contact: Tara Hashemi
604.992.4590 or 604.941.5433
Meeting Location:
LifeCare Home Health and Medical Equipment

UOA - Victoria Chapter

Contact: Marney Ellis
: 778.426.4576
: marnreg@shaw.ca
Meeting location: Royal Jubilee Hospital
Meets: 1:30 pm second Sunday of the month (every second month)

UOA - Okanagan Chapter

Contact: Paul Meise
: 250-868-3034
Fax: 250-868-2926
Email: paul@coopermedical.ca

Meeting location: Cooper Medical
Meets: 7:30 pm first Tuesday of the month except July & August
Meeting location: Vernon Health unit (staff room)
Meets: 7:30 pm first Monday of the month - February, March, April, October, November

UOA - Kamloops Chapter

Contact: Edie
Phone: 250-819-0945
Email: epletzer@shaw.ca
Meeting location: Centre for Seniors Information at Brock Shopping Centre
Meets: 1:30pm first Monday of every month (except January, July, August, & September)

Inside Wellness - Life Coaching

Whitney Hussain - Registered Dietician

Whitney, RD

Associations, Societies and Agencies

 Ostomy Society Canada
(United Ostomy Association)

Crohn's and Colitis Canada

The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy

The Disability Tax Credit can help people living with an ostomy to reduce the income tax that they, their partner or dependant may have to pay. If you have a permanent ostomy, or temporary ostomy for at least 12 months, you can apply for the Disability Tax Credit.  See the CAET's brochure posted here


Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

IDEAS - Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society

Canadian Cancer Society

BC Cancer Agency

Canadian Urological Association
Patient Information

The Prostate Centre

Spinal Cord Injury BC


Other Ostomy Accessory Suppliers

PouchWear    www.pouchwear.com

Comfortbelt   www.comfortbelt.com

Stealthbelt    www.stealthbelt.com

Joeies         www.joeies.com