October 7, 2019.

Renfrew County Ostomy Support Chair, Louise Cracknell, presents Nancy Kutschke with a plaque from the Support Group honoring her for her many years of providing support to ostomates.  Nancy, of Mulvihill Drug Mart Pembroke, has effectively managed the supply of specialized appliances to ostomates and provided excellent support and advice to assist in their transition to life with an ostomy.

COVID 19 BULLETIN-ONTARIO ASSISTIVE DEVICES PROGRAM

As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is no longer accepting new applications for assistance by mail.   At this point, the ADP office is only accepting new applications for assistance via e-mail or fax.  For details click on https://www.ontario.ca/page/assistive-devices-program/

CANCELLATION OF OSTOMY CANADA YOUTH CAMP – July 5-10, 2020

Ostomy Canada runs an annual camp for young people between the ages of 9-18 with an ostomy or related special need.  Ostomy Canada normally accepts applications until May 1, 2020.  Unfortunately, the Covid 19 outbreak has made it difficult to safely operate such camps.  Therefore, Ostomy Canada has reluctantly decided to cancel the 2020 camp.  For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.ostomycanada.ca/

I’M ALIVE BECAUSE OF IT!
Ostomy advocate, Jessica Grossman and experienced NSWOC, Karen Bruton discuss the ostomy stigma.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/i-m-alive-because-of-it-ostomy-advocate-fights-to-dispel-stigmas-around-the-procedure-1.5037264

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What Is Ostomy?

What is it and how can we help

An ostomy is necessary when the bowel or bladder no longer functions effectively because of diseases such as bowel or bladder cancer, Crohn’s Disease and colitis.  As a result, life saving surgery must be performed to divert bodily wastes from normal paths. more…

Upcoming Meetings

We hope to see you there

Ostomate meetings are held semi-annually to bring together approximately 25 to 30 ostomates to address problems, provide support & discuss experiences in a safe non-judgemental environment.  Meetings include presentations from professionals and suppliers. more…