The Winnipeg Ostomy Association (WOA) a self-help group formed in 1972 to assist people with ostomy and related surgeries in Winnipeg and the surrounding area.
Welcome to the Winnipeg Ostomy Association Website
Welcome to the Winnipeg Ostomy Association website!
Did you know that people living with an ostomy are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit?
The Winnipeg Ostomy Association (WOA) is a self-help group formed in 1972 to assist people with ostomy and related surgeries in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. We are strictly a volunteer organization, depending on member involvement to operate and on membership dues to pay expenses. The WOA has a current membership of 280 and there are about 3000 ostomates in the Province of Manitoba.
The Winnipeg Ostomy Association (WOA) is a chapter of Ostomy Canada Society, a national voluntary health organization dedicated to assisting people who have or will have intestinal or urinary tract diversions. We provide a visiting program to those having ostomy related surgeries. Trained and certified members visit people having ostomy surgery, either pre- or post-operatively, and provide information, share experiences and give emotional support. We visit over 100 people each year. We also provide educational services; support to the family unit; advocacy; and promote our services to the public and professional communities. Annual membership dues are currently Can$40.00.
Here’s how to join. WOA members receive Inside Out, the chapter newsletter, The Ostomy Canada Society’s semi-annual Ostomy Canada magazine, and the benefit of meeting other people with ostomies and listening to ostomy related presentations at our regular meetings. The Winnipeg Ostomy Association is a not-for-profit registered charity and welcomes bequests and donations.