At the Regina and District Ostomy Society, 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 any number of reasons but we ended up with an ostomy.
What We Do
— Mission Statement
MISSION STATEMENT The Regina and District Ostomy Society is a non-profit mutual support society for the benefit of people who have had or are about to have intestinal or urinary diversion surgery. We are a chapter of the Ostomy Canada Society. Our purpose is:
- To help people with intestinal and/or urinary diversions to lead full and productive lives and to provide information and emotional support to their families and caregivers.
- To educate the public about intestinal and urinary diversion surgery.
- To provide trained visitors to those who have undergone intestinal and/or urinary diversions, including preoperative and postoperative visits or phone calls, at the request of the physician or NSWOC (enterostomal therapist).
MEETINGS: We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., starting in September, at the Community of Christ Church, 4710 8th Avenue (corner of Arthur and 8th). No meetings are held during the months of January, July, and August). Hope to see you there.
— Map of Meeting Location
— We Send Kids to Ostomy Canada Youth Camp
A unique and exciting opportunity for young people, between the ages of 9 and 18, with an ostomy or related special needs
— We Provide Visitation to New Patients
We provide lay visiting service, at the request of the physician, patient or Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC), either pre-operative or post-operative or both.
— We Participate in the Annual Stoma Stroll
The annual Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk raises awareness about people living with an ostomy in Canada. It also raises funds for Ostomy Canada Society Inc.