• People living with an ostomy are eligible for the disability tax credit!

Welcome . . .

to the Niagara Ostomy Association Webpage

Our mission is to provide support and information services to ostomates in the Niagara region.


Starting in November of 2018 our meeting details are as follows;

Meeting Location;       The Grantham Lions Club, 732 Niagara St, St. Catharines, ON L2M 7W7 (corner of Parnell Rd & Niagara St) in the smaller hall at the Parnell end of the building (use Parnell doors)

Meeting day & time;         Third Wednesday of each month, doors open 7:00 PM, meeting starts 7:15 PM (excluding December, July & August)

See the calendar for speakers.

South Niagara Ostomy Group

Boggio Pharmacy, 200 Catharine St,
Port Colborne

Doors Open 6:15 pm, meeting at 6:30 pm

Please note that the meetings are held after business hours when the pharmacy is locked. To keep the pharmacy secure, the front door is attended by staff and unlocked only to admit attendees between 6:15 and 6:30 pm. No-one else will be admitted after 6:30 because the staff are also involved in the meeting.

Ostomates, Friends and Family are Welcome!

See the calendar for speakers.

6 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Love the idea of a Support Group for young adults.
    I’d also like to see a presentation/discussion on hints for taking medications. I see it’s being presented in Port Colborne so I’d love to see the same discussion about taking medications at the St Catharines meeting. Thanks so much ! Linda Rahim

  2. Hi Linda
    Thanks for your comments.
    The Ostomy Support group at Macmaster has been quite well attended from what I hear. it’s a great avenue for the younger folks to meet with their peers. more information can be found here https://gallery.mailchimp.com/5698f5268ce2783fd6d865d96/files/81ff64a6-0829-480f-88cb-fba19382f99f/2017_18_Meeting_flyer_002_.pdf
    We had a Pharmacist speak at our St. Catharines meeting 3 or 4 years ago. We’ll look into getting someone again, but I think our speaker line up is filled for this season.

  3. Our November meeting in St Catharines was well attended, and ET Nurse, Joey Baetz had an amazing presentation! Several people mentioned to me that she was terrific . One thing that I will keep tucked away was her trick using Calamine Lotion to help heal peristomal skin.

    Port Colborne meeting saw about 18 people attend. Speaker was Arron Boggio, Pharmacist with Boggio Pharmacies. He did a talk on medications and effects Ileostomy and colostomy can have. He answered a bunch of questions from the floor and had several good recommendations . Thanks Arron!

  4. New website looks great! I will pas on the disability tax info to all our Boggio Pharmacy clients.
    Keep up the good work!

  5. Marlena Rittenhouse

    I am just wondering if there is any place I can donate unused colostomy supplies in the Niagara region

  6. Yes, we can always use new ostomy supplies . Please call us at 905 321 2799 or email info@niagaraostomy,com ,

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