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!


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.


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


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…


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…


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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Our Events

Join the Calgary Ostomy Society at our upcoming events. Our social, support and educational events are an excellent opportunity to meet others with an ostomy or j-pouch living in Calgary.

Calgary Ostomy J-Pouch Hybrid Support Group May 2023

Ostomy & J-Pouch
Hybrid Support Group

Join the Calgary Ostomy Society for a Hybrid Ostomy & J-Pouch Support Group on May 31, 2023 at Crowfoot Library. You can also attend via Zoom! We will meet for dinner afterwards at Stavros Pizza.

Calgary Ostomy Upcoming Events Summer 2023

Calgary Ostomy Young Adults
Games Night Meetup

The Calgary Ostomy Young Adults Group has a Games Night Meetup coming up, and it’s going to be a blast! Join us on Thursday, June 8, 2023, for an evening of dinner, games, fun & friendship at The Rec Room. 📸 🎮 🤗

Calgary Ostomy AGM 2023 and Summer Social

AGM 2023 &
Summer Social

 🔊 Calgary Ostomy’s Annual General Meeting and Social Mixer will be held on June 20, 2023. 🔊 Come and join us for an evening of fellowship, discussion, and of course, delicious refreshments! Connect with friends, old and new, and have your chance to vote on important issues. 🤝🤝



Calgary Ostomy April 2023 E-News

Calgary Ostomy April 2023 E-News

Did you know the Calgary Ostomy Society is the same age as the Calgary tower? Celebrate our 55th Anniversary with us on April 16. Please see our April 2023 E-News for events and updates, including a new volunteer, Alyson!

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Calgary Ostomy March 2023 e-news

Calgary Ostomy March 2023 E-news

Calgary Ostomy Society will be holding our 55th Anniversary Celebration on April 16. Please check our March E-News for plans, events, and updates.

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Calgary Ostomy February 2023 E-News

Calgary Ostomy February E-News

The Calgary Ostomy Society is turning 55 this month! Please check our February E-News for celebration plans, events, and updates. We are also pleased to announce the COS Young Adults Group is back.

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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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