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BC Cancer Agency

Contact: 604.877.6000
600 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6

Canadian Cancer Society

Contact: 604.872.4400
565 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

Contact: 1.877.502.6566
1350 Sherbrooke West, Suit 300
Montreal, QB H3G 1J1

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada 

Contact: 1.800.513.8202
PO Box 47147 City Square.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4L6

International Disease Education and Awareness Society

Ostomy Society Canada (United Ostomy Association)

Contact: 1.888.969.9698
5800 Ambler Dr.

Spinal Cord Injury BC

Contact: 604.324.3611
780 SW Marine Dr.
Vancouver, BC V6P 5Y7

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

Contact: 1.888.739.5072
66 Leopolds Dr.
Ottawa, ON K1V 7E3

The Island Prostate Center

Contact: 1.866.388.0214
100-1900 Richmond Rd.
Victoria, BC V8R 4R2

Life Style and Other Resources

GI Society 

The GI Society are committed to improving the lives of people with GI and liver conditions, supporting research, advocating for appropriate patient access to health care, and promoting digestive and liver health.

GI Society provides excellent resources on topics such as a Diet and Nutrition Guide as well as being Pregnant with an Ostomy. 

Contact: 1.855.875.4429
231-3665 Kingsway.
Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2

IA Support

The Illeostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group is a mutual support group based in the United Kingdom. The following is a link for the IA support groups Guide for Excerise with an Ostomy. 


United Ostomy Associations of America is a non-profit organisation based in Maine. They are dedicated to empowering, and supporting anyone who has had, or will have an ostomy. Check out the UOAAs Guide for Intimacy After Ostomy Surgery as well as their Diet and Nutrition Guide.

Contact: 1.800.826.0826
P.O. Box 525
Kennebunk, ME