Useful Links

Ostomy Associations and Related Organizations

Ostomy Toronto

Supporting people with ostomies and their caregivers in the GTA and surrounding area including Newmarket and Barrie
United Ostomy Association of Canada

National association site providing UOAC publications, a discussion forum and a list of affiliated chapters across Canada
Vancouver United Ostomy Association
Ostomy Hamilton
Niagara Ostomy Association
United Ostomy Support Group, Ottawa Inc.
Friends of Ostomates Worldwide Canada

Ships ostomy supplies and literature all over the world. Donate any excess ostomy supplies to help those in need around the world.
United Ostomy Associations of America

US ostomy association site providing support and education for ostomates including an informative video, Living with an Ostomy
International Ostomy Association

Ostomy Support Sites – Discussion Forums, Chat Rooms, Blogs and Podcasts

United Ostomy Association of Canada Discussion Forum
United Ostomy Associations of America Discussion Forum

Online community sponsored by Hollister for the education and support of ostomates including discussion forum and blogs
Shaz’s Ostomy Pages

Information and support for ostomates including a discussion forum

UK based website with discussion forum and 7x24 chat room with a scheduled weekly chat Saturdays at 3pm EST.
Uncover Ostomy

Social media campaign by Jessica Grossman aimed at shattering stigmas surrounding ostomies
The United Colon VLOG

Informative video blog for ostomates
Talkin’ ‘bout Guts

Weekly podcast you can also listen to live – includes a chat room.

Other Related Sites

No Guts Know Glory

Vancouverite Rob Hill, who has Crohns and an ostomy, successfully completed his campaign to climb the 7 highest summits in the world raising money for his charity IDEAS
Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS)

Non-profit organization working to make Canadians aware of the issues people living with intestinal disease face.
ConvaTec Great Comebacks Awards Program

Awards programs for those who have come back from ostomy surgery. Site features inspirational stories written by those who have had ostomy surgery.
Crohns Zone

Support for those with Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis including discussion forum and chat room
The Colon Club

Colorectal cancer education and support – providing education and support in out-of-the-box ways
The J-Pouch Group

Website dedicated to the Ileo-anal anastomosis, or "J-Pouch" operation including a discussion forum.
Community Care Access Centres
Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
Canadian Society of Intestinal Research
Canadian Cancer Society
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada
Dial-a-Dietitian (free nutritional advice -- BC-based)
Canadian Paraplegic Association
Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada
Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community
Aaron's Apple