Living with an Ostomy: A list of Resources

We have assembled here, a list of useful resources and organizations who can provide further information and support.

Ostomy Canada Society is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to all people with an ostomy, and their families, helping them to live life to the fullest through support, education, collaboration and advocacy.

All of your ostomy questions answered: What is an ostomy? How do you shower with one? How is a colostomy different from an ileostomy? What about sex with an ostomy? Everything you wanted to know about living with an ostomy, we’re letting it all out of the bag!

A blog for those getting used to life with a stoma

Topics Covered: Types of ostomies, The stoma, Caring for an ostomy, Nutrition, Adjusting to daily life, Emotional and mental adjustment, Resources

Eric Polsinelli is the man behind this blog whose award winning site provides valuable information for the IBD, ostomy and vegan community. You’ll find product reviews, interviews, diet and nutrition tips and so much more.

Ostomy Ottawa

The Ottawa Ostomy Support Group is a volunteer-based, charitable organization dedicated to assisting and providing, information, education, advocacy and service to, and for, our members and the intestinal/urinary diversion community.


Growth and Development Issues in Adolescents With Ostomies: A Primer for the WOC Nurses

Assistive Devices Program

The objective of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is to provide consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and to provide access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs. Devices covered by the program are intended to enable people with physical disabilities to increase their independence through access to assistive devices responsive to their individual needs.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care