Welcome to the Saskatoon Ostomy Association Webpage

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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:

  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.

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.



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
A map of the meeting location is below:

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Saskatoon Ostomy Association
#15-1610 Isabella Street
Saskatoon SK S7J 0C1 Canada

Or contact us by email.


Saskatoon Ostomy Association Executive 2019 – 2020

ExecutiveContact Us
PresidentGerard DakiniewichFile 2015-10-07, 11 26 08 AM
Vice-PresidentVeronica Jay-Lynn Slade
SecretaryPeter FolkPicture 1
TreasurerPeter Fehr
Past-PresidentWanda DansereauWandaAgain
WebmasterPeter FolkPicture 1
Bulletin EditorPeter FolkPicture 1
MembershipWanda DansereauWandaAgain
FriendshipPat Ramage
Media LiaisonBernice Bodnar
Liaison with CCFCGerard DakiniewichFile 2015-10-07, 11 26 08 AM
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 soavisitation@hotmail.com
GreeterKaren Rommel
20/40 GroupVeronica Jay-Lynn Slade
Kids and ParentsVacant
SASO Group (Spouses and Significant Others)Ray RamageRayRamage
Enterostomal Therapists 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
TherapistJames Carnegie, RN, BScN, WOCN, ETNJames
Independant Enterostomal Therapy NurseTeri-Anne Smith Schroeder



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.

Meeting Location:

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 @ jay-lynn13@hotmail.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

Support Group Flyer

Exercises for Ostomy Patients

As presented by Trevor Donald on April 2, 2018 at the Saskatoon Ostomy Association meeting.



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 soavisitation@hotmail.com with the name of your preferred visitor. Patients can use the following pamphlet to select and contact their own visitor:

Visitor PamphletV2

Click here to download the file.

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