Ostomy Resources


 


Ostomy Frequently Asked Questions - CLICK HERE

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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
Email:
autodraw@shaw.ca
Meeting Location: Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Meets: Third Sunday of February, April, June, and September
                                                                                                                                
Coquitlam Skyline

UOA - Coquitlam Chapter

Contact: Tara Hashemi
Phone:
604.992.4590 or 604.941.5433
Email:
tara@lifecare1.ca
Meeting Location:
LifeCare Home Health and Medical Equipment


UOA - Victoria Chapter

Contact: Marney Ellis
Phone
: 778.426.4576
Email
: 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
Phone
: 250-868-3034
Fax: 250-868-2926
Email: paul@coopermedical.ca

KELOWNA RESIDENTS
Meeting location: Cooper Medical
Meets: 7:30 pm first Tuesday of the month except July & August
VERNON RESIDENTS
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