Welcome to the Saskatoon Ostomy Association Webpage
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.
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.
We invite you to grab a cup of coffee or tea, relax and spend some time with us exploring our website.
The Saskatoon Ostomy Chapter 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.
We are a chapter of the Ostomy Canada Society.
Our meetings are usually the first Monday of the month, except in September when it is the second Monday because of Labour Day being the first Monday. There are no meetings in July, August or January.
Preston Park 1 by Market Mall (114 Armistice Way)
Refreshments and visiting period after each meeting
Spouses, family members and other visitors welcome
A map of the meeting location is below:
Saskatoon Ostomy Association Executive 2019 – 2020
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|20/40 Group||Veronica Jay-Lynn Slade|
|Kids and Parents||Vacant|
|SASO Group (Spouses and Significant Others)||Ray Ramage|
|Enterostomal Therapists 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|
|Therapist||James Carnegie, RN, BScN, WOCN, ETN|
|Independant Enterostomal Therapy Nurse||Teri-Anne Smith Schroeder|
RPN, RN, CETN(C), BScN, IIWCC, HCL, MCEd
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.
Preston Park 1 by Market Mall (114 Armistice Way). (Enter the building by the main entrance, you do not need to ring or sign in. The meetings are usually held in the chapel on the 3rd floor – there is an elevator available).
- Wheelchair accessible
- Convenient washrooms
- Refreshments and visiting period after each meeting
- Spouses, family members and other visitors welcome
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 on image for a larger image that you can print)
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.
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@example.com 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your preferred visitor. Patients can use the following pamphlet to select and contact their own visitor: