The Calgary Ostomy Young Adults Group is a support and friendship group for people ages 18 to 40’s with a bowel or bladder diversion such as an ostomy or j-pouch. This group also provides a way for those graduating from the Ostomy Canada Youth Camp to receive support as they enter a new phase of life.
We typically meet in public venues. Some of our previous events have included pub and wing nights, a board game cafe, a piano bar, a vintage arcade, and more. Some events are also family-friendly and open to campers.
The group went on hiatus during Covid and Tiffany stepped down as the leader after turning 40 in 2021. More recently, the Calgary Ostomy Society’s Secretary, Pris Squibb, offered to step up as the new coordinator. Plans are underway for 2023, so please visit our events page to join the next Young Adults event.
Note: The group was formerly known as the Gutsy Gang. The name was changed to the Calgary Ostomy Young Adults Group for various reasons like limiting the group to those aged 18 to 40 (ish), Google SEO, and the fact that a related organization is also using the term “Gutsy.”