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.
The purpose of our chapter is to:
- Assist the medical profession in the rehabilitation of ostomates by providing, at the request of the physician, reassurance and emotional support.
- To promote up-to-date information concerning Ostomy care and equipment to ostomates, and those involved in their care.
- To educate, develop, and promote public awareness and understanding of ostomies.
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
- 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
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.
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:
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
We also offer website banner advertising (1030 px wide x 130 px high) for $250 per year. If combined with newsletter advertising, we offer a 10% discount.
Please email us here to set up advertising.
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
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:
Executive, Committees, and Medical
Saskatoon Ostomy Association Executive 2020 – 2021
|Vice-President||Veronica Jay-Lynn Slade|
|Bulletin Editor||Peter Folk|
|Media Liaison||Bernice Bodnar|
|Liaison with CCFC||Gerard Dakiniewich|
|Literature/Library||Library is at Carnegie Medical|
|Program and Fundraising||Executive Committee|
|Social Events||Executive Committee|
|Luncheon Coordinator||Sandra Degerness|
|Visitation||Executive Committee||To request a visit, please email [email protected]|
|20/40 Group||Veronica Jay-Lynn Slade|
|Kids and Parents||Vacant|
|SASO Group (Spouses and Significant Others)||Ray Ramage|
|NSWOCs and Stoma Clinic||Stoma 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|
|NSWOC||James Carnegie, RN, BScN, WOCN, ETN|
|Independant NSWOC||Teri-Anne Smith Schroeder|
RPN, RN, CETN(C), BScN, IIWCC, HCL, MCEd
|NSWOC||Carolyn Morin RN BScN NSWOC|
|NSWOC||Eunice Oderinde RN BScN NSWOC|
|NSWOC||Jody Matsalla RN BScN NSWOC WOCC(C)|