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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.

VISITING SERVICES

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

A Look At Step Up For Ostomy 2022

Step Up For Ostomy fundraiser was another great event this year. It was the perfect fall day, warm and sunny, for a walk through the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. We saw[…]

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Jerry Colostomy Story

G.I. Joe Didn’t Have It This Bad – Jerry’s Colostomy Story

In 2014, after months of ill health, a cancerous rectal mass was discovered, and Jerry received life-saving colostomy surgery. Here is a story about his health challenges and an honest discussion on colon cancer’s aftermath from a mental and physical perspective.

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AADL Update Aug 2022

Exciting Updates From AADL

Ostomates will be excited to learn that AADL has recently made some significant updates, including eligibility for those with private insurance, and maximum pricing and quantity increases for ostomy products.

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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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