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SUPPORT

You do not have to go through this journey alone. There are hundreds of ostomates & j-pouchers in Calgary, many of whom are a member of COS. Join our community today!

EDUCATION

A new ostomy can be a challenge, but we can help by offering education, advice and tips to make it stick! Learn from medical professionals, Ostomy Nurses and veteran ostomates.

OSTOMY VISITOR PROGRAM

Are you currently in the hospital? Did you recently have ostomy surgery? We can help.
Contact us today!

What We Offer

The Calgary Ostomy Society (COS) is an affiliated chapter of the Ostomy Canada Society and a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to all people with an ostomy or j-pouch, and their families, helping them to live life to the fullest through support, education, collaboration, and advocacy.

EVENTS & SUPPORT GROUPS

Calgary Ostomy holds a quarterly meetings, featuring guest speakers, new ostomy products, and more! We offer support meetings such as the Ostomy & J-Pouch Support Group, Young Adults Program & Ostomy Canada Youth Camp. We also participate in the national fundraiser called Step Up For Ostomy. Find an event…

OSTOMY VISITOR PROGRAM

The goal of the Ostomy Visitor Program is to reduce the emotional burden of people who have undergone or will undergo ostomy or j-pouch surgery, so they may return to their former physical, social and economic stutus. Speak to a Certified Ostomy Visitor today!  Learn more…

NEWSLETTER & MAGAZINE

Members receive a quarterly newsletter called Simply Ostomy, as well as the bi-annual Ostomy Canada Magazine. You will find articles about ostomy care & education, stories from local ostomates and more!

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LATEST NEWS

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Calgary Ostomy January News and Events

Happy New Year from the Calgary Ostomy Society! Please check our January 2023 Newsletter for events, news and our Christmas Recap.

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Christmas Social & Auction Was A Big Success!

Calgary Ostomy Society held another successful Christmas Event on December 7 at the Kerby Centre, which included a dinner and auction.

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Step Up For Ostomy 2022 Recap

Calgary Ostomy Society hosted the Step Up For Ostomy on October 1, 2022, with about 75 people in attendance for an awareness walk and Ostomy Expo.

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YOUR COMMUNITY
Needs You

It’s impossible to imagine Calgary Ostomy Society without the support of volunteers who help with programming, administrative tasks, marketing, the Ostomy Visitor program, event coordination, fundraising and more. Join our brave and diverse network of volunteers, driven by values of support and hope!

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OUR SPONSORS

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