We rely on donations from people like you!
The Calgary Ostomy Society is a member-driven, non-profit organization that relies on income from both annual membership dues and donations to operate.
Support the Calgary Ostomy Community!
Here are a few ways that your donations support the goals of Calgary Ostomy Society
Events, educational seminars, support groups, the Ostomy Visitor Program, virtual and in-person meetings.
General operations, not limited to, but including our administration, bookkeeping, newsletter, website, social media and publications.
Calgary Ostomy supports the initiaves of Ostomy Canada and Friends of Ostomates Worldwide.
OSTOMY YOUTH CAMP
Calgary Ostomy is a proud sponsor of the Ostomy Canada Youth Camp, held in Bragg Creek, AB.
Ways to Donate to Calgary Ostomy Society
MEMORIAL & HONOR GIVING
A donation to the Calgary Ostomy Society is a thoughtful way to honor someone whose life has been impacted by an ostomy.
Please contact us to set up a Memorial Campaign for your loved one.
Tax receipts are issued for donations of $20 or more. Tax receipts are mailed every February.
Our CRA Charity Registration Number is:
We accept online donations via PayPal, credit or Visa debit card. All payments are processed via PayPal, but an account is not required to do so. Click a Campaign below to get started!
Please address your cheque or money order to:
Calgary Ostomy Society
PO Box 30365 Chinook
Calgary, AB T2W 2W1
Donate To One Of Our Current Campaigns
General DonationsSupport the various initiatives at Calgary Ostomy Society!$0.00 donated
Ostomy Youth Camp 2023Sponsor a kid to attend the Ostomy Youth Camp today!$0.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
DONATE OSTOMY SUPPLIES
Do you have unneeded Ostomy Supplies?
Perhaps you had a reversal, or your stoma size changed. Did a loved one with a stoma recently pass away? Don’t throw those supplies away! Many ostomates around the globe are in need!
Friends of Ostomates Worldwide (Canada)
FOWC is a non-profit organization operated solely by volunteers. Since 1986, they have collected and sent over 50,000 KG of ostomy supplies and literature to more than 52 needy countries. FOWC endeavours to improve the quality of life of people with ostomies and assist in educating their caregivers in countries where the latest technology is not available. They works in cooperation with the International Ostomy Association in shipping products.
Calgary Ostomy Society is a member of FOWC, and supports them in a number of ways, including donations to assist with shipping fees, and bi-annual Pack-Ups!
What Ostomy Supplies Are Accepted for Donation?
FOWC is no longer able to accept anything other than ostomy pouches, skin barriers, flanges, rings, pastes and paste strips, barrier extenders, skin barrier /protectant wipes, belts, clamps, and powders.
Packaged products are preferred, but if you have loose items like pouches, wafers, flanges, rings, we can accept Ziploc bags that are clearly marked with the following:
• Company name (i.e., Hollister, Convatec, Coloplast)
• Product line (i.e., Sensura, Mio, New Image, Surfit)
• System (i.e., 1 piece drainable or non, 2 piece drainable or non) No liquids please!
Where Can I Drop Off Donations?
CB Medical is the Western Canadian (SK, AB, BC) collection depot for FOWC.
Please mail, ship or deliver your ostomy supply donations, clearly marked for FOWC, to:
21A, 3900–106 Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2C 5B6