Niagara Ostomy Association

Supporting People with Ostomies in the Niagara Region

How to Join Us

You are invited to become a member and share in a caring, knowledgeable group of people with ostomies. We offer a safe space to ask any question about living with an ostomy. Members have a range of experience, from those who are “newbies” to those who have lived with an ostomy for decades. We learn from each other and from the speakers at our membership meetings.

Annual membership runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31. 

Niagara Ostomy Association    $30 

100% of your membership dollars is devoted to serving the Niagara Ostomy Community via website, social  media, newsletters (9/year), membership meetings (online or in person), advocacy with the health care  system, “Ask the NSWOC” service, Friendly Visitor Program, annual Ostomy Health Fair and affiliation with  Ostomy Canada.

Ostomy Canada Supporter (optional)       $25 

You will receive their e-newsletter, e-magazine, webinar notices and updates.

Your membership helps to actively support people with ostomies – whether you are new to living with an ostomy, or you have many years of experience. Thank you!  

If payment of dues is a hardship, please email or call 905-321-2799 and leave a confidential message to request waiver of fees.

Payment can be made by either:

E-transfer to   To help us keep records up-to-date, please include your full name, phone number and indicate what the payment is for in the Message Box. Email your completed form to our Treasurer at – include the date of your e-transfer.

Cheque mailed to Treasurer, c/o 19 St. Lawrence Drive, St. Catharines, ON L2M 2T7    

New Members: Please download, print and complete the form below. Either mail your completed form and cheque to Treasurer, c/o 19 St. Lawrence Drive, St. Catharines, ON  L2M 2T7. You can email your completed form to .

How to Make a Donation

NOA appreciates and accepts donations in support of services provided. NOA is a nonprofit association, but is not a registered charity. Therefore, charitable tax receipts are not provided in compliance with Canada Revenue Agency legislation. 

How to Pay by Electronic Fund Transfers (E-Transfer)

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs) are accepted by Niagara Ostomy Association and may be used to make payments, such as your Membership or a donation.

Each financial institution may be different; however, the following provides a general outline for completion of the transaction.  It is important to complete the following steps:

Start by accessing your online bank account
Hit “Transfer” and then hit “Send Interac e-Transfer”
You then must hit the tab “Add Recipient”
The recipient is: NOA
The e-mail address is:
The amount of the payment: $

Please include your full name, phone number and indicate what the payment is for in the Message box. Examples: membership fee; donation.

Many message boxes are limited to 40 characters but that should be adequate for most.  If you happen to need more, follow up your donation with additional instructions in an e-mail to


Please mail payments by cheque to:  

Treasurer, c/o 19 St. Lawrence Drive, St. Catharines, ON L2M 2T7

Would you like a visit from a trained visitor?​

If you wish to request a visit by a Trained Visitor please contact us. Your request will be directed to our program coordinator. The coordinator will call you to get information that will help determine which volunteers are best suited to make the visit (e.g. gender, age, type of ostomy). They will also ask you if your spouse or significant other may wish to speak with a volunteer about their concerns.