Ottawa Ostomy Support Group

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Contact Information
Office Phone Hotline 613-447-0361 * calls are automatically transferred to a volunteer who will either answer in person or by answering machine and return your call
Primary Executive Ian MacNeil, President; Phone: 613-558-2653
Alternate Executive Alice Alexander, Treasurer; Email:
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address PO Box 11134 
Station H 
Nepean, ON K2H 7T8
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description & Services
Description (Service) Information and psychological/emotional support for persons who will or have undergone intestinal or urinary tract diversion surgery - colostomy, urostomy, ileostomy or ileo-anal reservoir. 
Meetings * supportive visiting service to ostomates, their families and caregivers 
Support is available before, during and after the hospital stay * visitors are trained volunteers who are matched by age, sex, and type of surgery * members are encouraged to bring their spouses, family and friends to the meetings
Hours Ostomy Helpline Mon-Sun 9 am-9 pm * leave a message after hours
Meetings Third Tuesday of the month 7:30 pm, September-November, January-May at 120 Central Park Dr, Ottawa * wheelchair accessible * free parking 
December and June meetings may be at a different date/location * no meetings July-August
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Qu├ębec - Western ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Eligibility Open to all ages * persons who have undergone, or who will undergo, ostomy surgery - colostomy, urostomy, ileostomy or ileo-anal reservoir * family and friends * medical and spiritual care professionals * anyone interested in learning more about ostomy * non-members can also attend meetings.
Application Call for more information * application forms are available at monthly meetings and in the monthly newsletter
Languages English ; French ; Other languages may be available on request
Fees Membership - $40 for National membership or $20 for Chapter membership (2019) ; Fee assistance available for Membership applicants.
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1960
Funding Fundraising - Activities ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119277192 RR0001 ; Fees - Memberships
Elections The Board of Directors is elected yearly.
Print Material Ottawa Ostomy Newsletter (September-June) * National Ostomy Magazine twice a year * pamphlets * books * flyers * booklets
Date Updated 05 Jun 2019
Service Categories Disease/Disability Information ~ Surgical Patients ; Friendly Outreach Programs ~ Surgical Patients ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Surgical Patients

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