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 & Community Events

Colorectal Cancer Community Conference – May 18 & 19, 2021

This virtual conference will bring together the nation’s colorectal cancer community to ENGAGE, EDUCATE & EMPOWER patients who are undergoing or have completed treatment, caregivers, family members, and health professionals engaged in the colorectal cancer community.

Time: 9:30-2:00 Pacific (12:30-5:00 ET). Register at


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

This group is on hold until further notice and will have online video meetings using ZOOM. Please contact the group coordinator, Joe (see below) for information.

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.

Meetings for 2021 are by Zoom until further notice – contact Joe to receive the invitation!

Fraser Valley Ostomy Group Meeting

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


This group is on hold for now, but will resume once gatherings are safe. To be advised of when the meetings will begin, get in touch with Gurjit, the group coordinator, at or by texting (604) 803-8497.

Vancouver United Ostomy Association (UOA)

The Vancouver group meets by Zoom for the time being – contact the group to receive the invitation with meeting address, time and date. 

Once in-person meetings resume, they will be held 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.


Vancouver United Ostomy Association (UOA) 20-50 Group

Meetings have moved to Zoom – contact the email below for the invitation.

Next meeting: April 28 at 7pm. 

Are you interested in helping to organize this group or help with communication?

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

Meetings are temporarily on-hold. 

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 Thresherman’s Association Canora Building.