Support groups & online resources
Spouses and Significant Others – A group within the Ostomy Canada network that supports spouses and significant others of people with an ostomy.
The Vancouver United Ostomy Association is a volunteer, non-profit support group for people with ostomies, their friends and families.
“A Handbook for New Ostomy Patients” by Vancouver Ostomy Association Download
Blogs, personal stories & online communities
www.veganostomy.ca A blog about living with IBD and an ostomy. Good product reviews and other information
www.meetanostomate.org Talk to people with ostomies, get support, find friends or start a relationship.
www.uncoverostomy.org Spreading positive ostomy awareness. Jessica Grossman is in her 20’s and Canadian and has an ileostomy.
www.potentialsmanagement.com Jo-Ann Tremblay, Author and living with a colostomy called “ Percy”
www.livingandlaughing.com Brenda Elsagher, Author and comedian and has an ostomy
www.margaretsbelly.com – Canadian, young, belly dancing woman with an ostomy.
www.weneedideas.ca – Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society
www.badgut.org – GI Society- excellent resource information and brochures
www.trustedtherapies.com – Personalized health information about Crohn’s and UC. A team of patients and internationally‐renowned physicians.
www.bladdercancercanada.org – resource site for people with bladder cancer
www.colorectal-cancer.ca -Non-profit dedicated to promoting awareness, offering education and advocating for a screening policy. Provides links to related articles.
www.crohnsandcolitis.ca. – Information and support for people with Crohn’s and Colitis
www.ostomyinternational.org – Association created to improve the life of Ostomates worldwide
www.fowc.ca – Friends of Ostomates Worldwide Canada – A non-profit organization that collects unused ostomy supplies to distribute to needy countries.
Enterostomal Therapy Nurses
www.caet.ca – Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy