Saskatoon Ostomy Association

About Us

Welcome to The Saskatoon Ostomy Association

You are here because maybe you, or a family member, or friend has just discovered that they are having ostomy surgery. . . or maybe because you had had your ostomy for a while and want to see what is new.

Who Are We

The Saskatoon Ostomy Association is a non-profit mutual support society for the benefit of people who have had, or are about to have, Ostomy surgery.

Our Purpose

The purpose of our chapter is to:

  1. Assist the medical profession in the rehabilitation of ostomates by providing, at the request of the physician, reassurance and emotional support.
  2. To promote up-to-date information concerning Ostomy care and equipment to ostomates, and those involved in their care.
  3. To educate, develop, and promote public awareness and understanding of ostomies.

Welcome

It doesn’t matter the reason, we welcome you and are here to help and support you (your family and friends too) in any way we can. Most people have never heard of the word “Ostomy” and most of us never talk about or bowels or bladder or urine or stool, it is usually a private and personal matter.

At Saskatoon Ostomy Association, we do talk about urine and stool, bladders and bowels. We are not embarrassed or ashamed. We just had a body part that did not work because of different reasons but we ended up with an ostomy.

 

More About Us

01.

Meeting Location

  • Preston Park 1 by Market Mall (114 Armistice Way)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Convenient washrooms
  • Refreshments and visiting period after each meeting
  • Spouses, family members and other visitors welcome
02.

Meeting Times

Our meetings are usually the first Monday of the month. There are no meetings in July, August or January. In September, our meetings are on the second Monday because the first Monday is Labour Day.

03.

Membership

The annual membership fee of $30.00 includes voting privileges, the chapter newsletters and a subscription to the Ostomy Canada magazine, a Ostomy Canada Society publication. Bequests and donations over $10.00 will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes. Spousal membership is $10 per year.

To become a member, fill in and mail the application for membership below:

Click here for application form.

04.

Advertise With Us​

Saskatoon Ostomy Association publishes a newsletter four times a year. Rates for advertising per year in our newsletter are as follows:

  • Full page: $750
  • Half page: $500
  • Quarter page: $250

Please email us here to set up advertising.

05.

Young Ostomates Support & Friendship Group

New Online and Community Group for Young Ostomates!

Come meet others living with an ostomy in a relaxed setting. Ask questions, meet in person for monthly activities or gain support online, and have fun. Participate in the Saskatoon group, the online community, or both. First Saskatoon group meeting coming was March 2018. Contact Veronica @ [email protected] for more info or to be added to the Facebook group.

  • Monthly group get togethers in Saskatoon
  • Online group video chats for those outside of Saskatoon
  • Hollister sponsorship for our initial group activity
  • 20-40 branch of the Saskatoon Ostomy Association

Click here for the flyer.

06.

Visiting

We provide lay visitation services, at the request of the patient, NSWOC, or physician, either pre-operative or post-operative, or both. The visitor is chosen according to the patient’s age, gender, and type of surgery.

If you would like to request a visit, please phone (306) 291-5740 or email [email protected] with the name of your preferred visitor. Patients can use the following pamphlet to select and contact their own visitor:

Click here to download the file.

Executive, Committees, and Medical

Saskatoon Ostomy Association Executive 2020 – 2021

PositionNamePhoto
ExecutiveContact Us
PresidentGerard Dakiniewich
Gerard
Gerard
Vice-PresidentVeronica Jay-Lynn Slade
veronica
veronica
SecretaryPeter Folk
Peter Folk
Peter Folk
TreasurerPeter Fehr
Past-PresidentWanda Dansereau
Wanda
Wanda
Committees
WebmasterPeter Folk
Peter Folk
Peter Folk
Bulletin EditorPeter Folk
Peter Folk
Peter Folk
MembershipWanda Dansereau
Wanda
Wanda
FriendshipPat Ramage
Media LiaisonBernice Bodnar
Liaison with CCFCGerard Dakiniewich
Gerard
Gerard
Literature/LibraryLibrary is at Carnegie Medical
Program and FundraisingExecutive Committee
Social EventsExecutive Committee
Luncheon CoordinatorSandra Degerness
John Degerness
VisitationExecutive CommitteeTo request a visit, please email [email protected]
GreeterKaren Rommel
20/40 GroupVeronica Jay-Lynn Slade
veronica
veronica
Kids and ParentsVacant
SASO Group (Spouses and Significant Others)Ray Ramage
Ray Ramage
Ray Ramage
NSWOCs and Stoma ClinicStoma Clinic – Room 5706, F Wing, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X0 306-655-2138 help line 306-655-4346 after hours phone 306-655-4409
NSWOCJames Carnegie, RN, BScN, WOCN, ETN
James
James
Independant NSWOCTeri-Anne Smith Schroeder
RPN, RN, CETN(C), BScN, IIWCC, HCL, MCEd
Terri
Terri
NSWOCCarolyn Morin RN BScN NSWOC
Carolyn Morin RN BScN NSWOC
Carolyn Morin RN BScN NSWOC
NSWOCEunice Oderinde RN BScN NSWOC
Eunice Oderinde RN BScN NSWOC
Eunice Oderinde RN BScN NSWOC
NSWOCJody Matsalla RN BScN NSWOC WOCC(C)
Jody Matsalla RN BScN NSWOC WOCC(C)
Jody Matsalla RN BScN NSWOC WOCC(C)


 

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