Edmonton Area Ostomy News


Current News and Updates

September  2022

An Edmonton & area ostomy peer support group has  recently been established. Its purpose is to provide support for all topics related to ostomies. All ostomates, family members, caregivers and friends are welcome. No cost / membership required. 

No formal agenda; ask questions, share experiences, or just listen. Facilitated by a nurse specializing in wound and ostomy care. (NSWOC) See side bar Peer Support Group for meeting dates.

To attend, register by email to: edmonton.osg@gmail.com. (if unable to do so contact Adeline at 780-418-2028 for assistance.) 

Attention all current ostomates receiving Ab. AADL: 

There is a  new requirement for biannual reassessments due to Blue Cross now being the insurer. It is necessary to get an NSWOC (Nurse specializing in wound, ostomy, and continence) or Registered Nurse  recognized as an AADL authorizer.

For information look up AADL at:


or: phone the Continuing Care Access phone line at 

780-496-1300 for the same authorizing information. 

Open 24 hrs.

or: go to Ostomy Canada Society website at:

www.ostomycanada.ca/ostomy-supply-reimbursement-in-alberta/  (for more details)

Ostomy Canada Society Contact Information


E-mail  info1@ostomycanada.ca

Phone: any time 1-888-1969-9698 Toll Free

Office hours-Tues, Wed, Thurs. 8:30am to 4:30pm EST 

Phone: 905-212-7111  Fax: 905-212-9002

Ostomy Canada Society Inc.

5800 Ambler Drive, Suite 210, 

Mississauga Ontario L4W 4J4