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 advice and tips to make it stick!

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 is a member of the Ostomy Canada Society and is dedicated to helping persons with an ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy and j-pouch.
It is a self-governing non-profit, educational health service agency with medical advisers.

EVENTS & SUPPORT GROUPS

COS holds a quarterly meeting in March, June, September and December, featuring guest speakers, new ostomy products, and more! We host support group meetings for ostomies, j-pouch & young adults.

OSTOMY YOUTH CAMP

COS is a proud supporter of Ostomy Youth Camp, an annual event in Bragg Creek for children with bowel & bladder diversion surgeries.

NEWSLETTER & MAGAZINE

Members receive a quarterly newsletter called Changing Times, as well as a bi-annual Ostomy Canada Magazine.

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LATEST NEWS

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Calgary Ostomy Society hosts Step Up For Ostomy fundraiser. Calgary, AB, September 14, 2021: The Calgary Ostomy Society, a local non-profit organization, is proud to announce its[…]

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Flight To Recovery

By Chris Lewin As a quick introduction, my name is Chris Lewin. I am a Brit married to Shannon, a Canadian who I met in Greece! We have two kids,[…]

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The Importance of Ostomy Hydration

Proper hydration can be a major quality of life determinant in people with ileostomies, however achieving it requires a deeper understanding of how nutrients are absorbed by a body affected[…]

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