Events & seminars

Check here regularly as we will be posting up-to-date event and seminar information for the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area.  We will see you there!

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Upcoming events

Ostomy Education Day at VGH – October 19, 2019

Register at or (604) 875-5788

Registration starts at 8:30am. Event 9:00am to 3:00pm

VGH Paetzold Auditorium

Topics include ileosotmy blockage, reversal of an ileosotmy and urostomy related infection, as well as sexual health and peristomal skin.

Hope to see you there!

Urinary Recovery after Prostatectomy

Sam Hughes, a physiotherapist specializing in the pelvic floor, is teaching a class suitable for men and their partners before and after prostate surgery. It covers urgency, erectile issues after surgery and more. Registration required; more information at

Group Meetings

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Get together with others who have or have had bladder cancer. Share your experience and learn from others. Not only for people who have a urostomy, this group welcomes anyone with a bladder cancer diagnosis.

Third Tuesday of every month (except August) at the Bonsor 55+ Seniors Centre – 6533 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby – located close to Metrotown Skytrain Station. Meetings are on the 2nd floor, from 7:30pm to 9pm.

Contact Joe Aiga at 604-313-6336 or for more information.

  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17


Fraser Valley Ostomy Group Meeting

This group meets at the Ricky’s in Cloverdale (19219 56 Avenue, Surrey).

Meetings for 2019 (Tuesday evenings):

  • February 5
  • April 9
  • June 11
  • September 17
  • November 19

The fun starts at 6:30pm – see you there!

You can get more information by getting in touch with us at or (604) 522-4265, or by contacting the group directly at

Vancouver United Ostomy Association (UOA)

The Vancouver group meets at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver. This venue has easy access by transit – get off at Joyce-Collingwood and the meeting is less than a block south. This organization meets four times per year.

Please note that these meetings will now be Saturdays. Meetings will continue to be at 1:30.

Dates for 2019 are:

  • February 23
  • April 20
  • June 22
  • September 21


Vancouver United Ostomy Association (UOA) 20-50 Group

Dates for 2019: October 3 – Please note this is a new date!

Where: Vancouver Public Library – Terry Salman Branch: 4575 Clancy Loranger Way (Hillcrest Community Centre),  6:30-8:30 pm – New Location!


A casual get-together for younger folks with an ostomy!


Chilliwack Ostomy Group

This group meets the 3rd Monday of every month except January, July and August.

Join them at 44146 Luckakuck Way (Heritage Park), Chilliwack – meetings are at 1:30 in the Atchelitz Thersherman’s Association Canora Building.