Ostomy Canada

Resources for a New Ostomate in Canada

My Ostomy

Embarking on life with an ostomy can be a daunting experience. Whether it’s due to cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or another medical condition, adjusting to this new aspect of daily life requires support, information, and resources. In Canada, new ostomates have access to a wealth of resources designed to help them navigate their journey with confidence and comfort.

Ostomy Society Canada 

The Ostomy Canada Society is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to assisting people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary tract diversions. It’s a valuable resource for new ostomates in Canada, offering support, education, and advocacy.

Ottawa Ostomy Support Group

For those located in the Ottawa area, the Ottawa Ostomy Support Group is a charitable organization that offers educational resources, peer support and community engagement for those with an ostomy.

Ontario Disability Support Program

The Ontario Disability Support Program offers income support for individuals with a disability. An individual could receive up to $1,368 a month for basic needs and shelter if you are single and is dependent on your specific situation.

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Find an NSWOC in your area

The website can assist in locating the NSWOCs (Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence) closest to you for your convenience. This is an valuable resource when travelling or in an unfamiliar location. You can search by entering a city and province, or a postal code and range.

For detailed listed of resources available for Ostomates in Canada, visit: https://myostomy.ca/pages/resources-support