Additionally, as the UOA could not issue tax receipts to Canadians, donations from Canada were declining.Consequently, in 1982 the board of directors of UOA Inc. Al continued in the role of coordinator until his retirement in 1994, managing an annual appeal for donations and responding to the needs of Canadian chapters.The first officers of the Association were elected in July, 1992; however, the Association was still part of the larger United Ostomy Association Inc.The first president of the independent UOAC was Maria Siegl.They carry a wide variety of products and have an et nurse with which you can speak to if the need be.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. Bryce Weber, MD Jo-Ann Tremblay, Rory Horstein, RD, B Ed, Julie Singer, Shabita Teja, Bryce Weber, MD, Karen Bruton RN BSc N MCISc-WH CETN(C), Contacts from Hollister, Conva Tec, Salts, Coloplast & B.For more information, see the Youth Camp section on this site.UOAC has established the District Support Services (DSS) to liaise with chapters and provide assistance and guidance, as well as to encourage the growth of chapters through locally based initiatives, such as building relationships with ET nurses, conducting visiting programs, and holding chapter meetings.
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(UOAC) became an independent entity following a meeting of representatives of Canadian Chapters in Calgary in June 1997.
Prior to that time, Canadian chapters had been affiliated with The United Ostomy Association Inc. The UOA was founded in 1962 with participation of people with ostomies who had formed informal self-help groups in both Canada and the United States.
The business of the association is managed through the Annual General Meeting, and pre- and post-conference meetings of the executive and board of directors.
Under the auspices of UOAC, each summer the UOAC Ostomy Youth Camp and its volunteer counselors welcome campers aged nine to 18 who have ostomies or related conditions.