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COMMUNITY

You do not have to go through this journey alone. There are countless 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? Our Ostomy Visitor Program offers peer support by trained and certified Ostomy Visitors.
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.

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EVENTS & SUPPORT GROUPS

Calgary Ostomy holds 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! Read our latest newsletter online…

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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.

Events Calendar

Webinar Watch Party: Ostomy Hernias & Prolapses + Dinner!

Join us on February 28 at 3 pm for a Webinar Watch Party at the Quarry Park Library. Ostomy Canada will present on Ostomy Hernias and Prolapses. We will meet afterwards at Original Joe’s.

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LATEST NEWS

Calgary Ostomy E-News November 2023

Calgary Ostomy E-News November 2023

The Calgary Ostomy E-News for November 2023 includes several events, volunteer training and opportunities. Coming up, we have Ostomy Visitor Training, our final Ostomy & J-Pouch Virtual Support Group for the year, and a Christmas Social. Our Visitor Program is seeking volunteers for various surgery types, and we are in dire need of a treasurer, as well as marketing, communications and admin roles.

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Calgary Ostomy October 2023 News

October 2023 E-News

It’s time to get informed about Ostomy care and support in the Calgary area! The October 2023 Calgary Ostomy E-News is now available, bringing you the latest news, stories, volunteer opportunities, and events to help you better understand and manage your Ostomy. Have a read and join us in our continued mission for better Ostomy care!

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Step Up For Ostomy Calgary Awareness Walk 2023

Raising Awareness for Ostomies In Calgary

Calgary Ostomy Society held its third annual Step Up For Ostomy awareness event at the Inglewood Community Hall on September 16, 2023.

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VOLUNTEER WITH US

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!

We are urgently seeking a volunteer to serve as Treasurer on our Executive Committe, as well as several volunteers for our Marketing & Committee Team.

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OUR SPONSORS

Nightingale Medical