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UOACONNECTION

February, 2014 Volume 21 Issue 6

The UOAConnection is a publication of the United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. This bulletin is published 10 times a year in both English and French (future) to provide greater communication to the chapters. Limited funds only permit circulation to chapter leadership who are encouraged to share the information with their members by including items of interest in their newsletters.
NATIONAL OFFICE: United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. 344 Bloor St. West, Suite 501 Toronto, ON M5S 3A7 Email info1@ostomycanada.ca 416-595-5452 FAX: 416-595-9924 TOLL FREE: 1-888-969-9698 WEBSITE: www.ostomycanada.ca PRESIDENT: Peter Folk VICE PRESIDENT: Ann Ivol TREASURER: Stephen Maybee SECRETARY: Carol Wells DIRECTORS: Ed Tummers Ruth Kenney John Molnar Lorrie Pismenny Andrea Manson Rosemary Gaffray

Presidents Message
Presidents Message 2 February 2014 Greetings all, Your UOAC board of directors met online on January 18, 2014. A great many items were discussed. One of the areas of concern is that a chapter has not come forward to host the 2016 conference. As a result, the board is considering not having biennial conferences and only holding AGMs once a year as a one day event. We realize that this goes against our wishes expressed in our five year strategic plan to increase awareness, but without the support of member chapters, a conference is not possible. It is not too late for your chapter to put together a bid to host the conference in 2016. If you are interested, please let us know. Mark your calendars now the 2nd Annual Canada Ostomy Day will be held the first Saturday in October, 2014. We extend an invitation to all chapters across Canada to join in the Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk. We are in the process of updating the twelve page procedure manual and will send to all chapter presidents in the next while. UOAC will set up the walk webpage for your city, provide you with posters, postcards and pledge sheets, provide you with a certificate of insurance, pay for approved expenses such as permits and first aid staff. The board of directors will continue to hold monthly online meetings (usually a Saturday at 9:00 a.m. CST). Any chapter president that is interested in sitting in as an observer is welcome. Please send an email to the office to get an invitation. Our next online meeting is Saturday, February 15. The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act provides federal not-for-profit corporations with a new set of rules that are modern, flexible and better suited to the needs of today's not-for-profit sector. Our by-laws committee is working hard to have new by-laws ready for a vote at the AGM in St. Johns in 2014. Prior to that, we would like the chapters to look through and discuss the by-laws as well as the changes in the way that the organization will run. Packages have been emailed and mailed out to each chapter president as our lawyers have had a chance to draft the correct legal language. Member chapter feedback is requested, and a special online meeting will be held with chapter representatives

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on March 8, 2014. See the email that was sent from the national office for further details. Ive sent a letter to all Ontario chapter presidents announcing the formation of an ad hoc committee between members of the United Ostomy Association of Canada and Ostomy Toronto to advocate for an increase in the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Grant. To ensure we are inclusive, we encourage you to review our request with your members for feedback. In addition, if you, or any of your members, would like to be involved in the process, please contact Amy Taylor-Mitropoulos (amyt@ostomytoronto.com), the committee chair, for more information. You will be informed as updates become available. In this issue of the UOAConnection, we are asking you to nominate someone from your chapter for the Maple Leaf Award. The Maple Leaf Award is the most prestigious award presented by UOAC. It is awarded to a UOAC member or associate who has done outstanding volunteer service for the benefit of UOAC and its members. Any UOAC member is eligible to receive this award, with the exception of members of the Executive council. Nomination forms are also available on our website. Deadline for nominations is April 30, 2014. We are also asking for nominations for the Enterostomal Therapist Recognition Award. The ET of the Year Award is awarded to an E.T. nurse who has supported ostomates via involvement with his/her local chapter's activities and national functions. The award also enables UOAC members to acknowledge their E.T. nurse for their support and services. Nomination forms are also available on our website. Deadline for nominations is April 30, 2014. And as always, you can nominate someone for the Unsung Hero Award. The Unsung Hero Awards is presented to those individuals who always work behind the scenes in any successful organization. They are also dedicated to UOAC, but do not seek the limelight. In fact they prefer to do their work and give their support in an unobtrusive manner. Past winners of these awards are listed on our website. All of these awards, plus the President`s Award, will be presented at the Awards Luncheon at the conference in St. John`s Newfoundland this summer. Our next biennial conference will be in St. Johns Newfoundland in 2014. Dates are July 31 to August 2. Our conference administrator is Delilah Guy, conference chair is Carol Wells. The St. Johns and Gander chapters are working together to put on a great conference. We hope to see you all there and take some time to tour around the Rock and enjoy the unique experience that is Newfoundland. Conference and hotel registration forms are already on our website, along with links to websites that show some of the other things you can go see when you visit Newfoundland. The link is: http://ostomycanada.ca/events/biennial_conference_of_uoac Again this year we will be asking for donations from individuals and chapters for raffle and auction items. And we will be asking for advertisements for the program booklet. Janet Paquet has agreed to do the program book this year. The theme this year is Ostomates Connect on the Rock. Hope to see you there! Peter Folk President, United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. peter.folk@ostomycanada.ca

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UOAC Conference 2016


We are looking for a host chapter for the year 2016. If any chapter is interested, please contact the national office for a Hotel Check List of the criteria required to host a conference. Please note: We have stopped using the uoacan@astral.magic.com email address. From now on please send any communication to info1@ostomycanada.ca. Please update your address books and websites to reflect the new information.

Things to do in St. Johns, NL


The annual George Street Festival has grown to become an iconic event in the St. Johns calendar a must attend attraction for tourists and residents alike. Over 40,000 people party on the biggest little street in North America for 6 straight days leading into the annual Regatta Day civic holiday. The George Street Festival has featured well-known, world class acts including Blue Rodeo, Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea, Hey Rosetta!, Dropkick Murphys, Kenny Rogers, Glass Tiger, Third Eye Blind, Honeymoon Suite, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, April Wine and Trooper amongst many more. Additionally, the George Street stage has played host to local favorites such as Repartee, The Navigators, Masterless Men, Shanneyganock, Celtic Connection, The Dardanelles, Andrew James OBrien and the Idlers, to name just a few. The 2014 George Street Festival will take place July 31 Aug 5, 2014. Acts are yet to be announced. We dont yet know when theyll be announced, but watch this space and follow us on Facebook & Twitter to be among the first to know.

The Royal St. Johns Regatta 2014 August 7, 2014


The Royal St. Johns Regatta is the oldest organized event in North America. It has been a part of Newfoundland history for 185 years. He first record of an organized event is in 1818, but rowing matches were common among ships crews in St. Johns Harbour since at least the 1700s. These days the regatta draws crowds of up to 50,000 people annually to the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake. It is widely known as The largest Garden Party in the World because it has been about socializing as much as amateur sport. Concession stands, wheels of fortune, games of chance, and food and drink are just as much part of the Regattas history as the races.

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Contd from Page 1 OFFICE COORDINATOR Carole Pew OFFICE CHAIR Stephen Maybee NATIONAL OFFICE ADDRESS 344 Bloor St. W., Suite 501 Toronto, ON M5S 3A7 OUTREACH Administrator: Andy Manson AWARDS : Ann Ivol (Leader) Delilah Guy (Member) PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AN OSTOMY: Lyn Atkins (Leader) Corry Stewart Dorosh (CoLeader) Pat Cimmeck , Karen Lindsay (Members) PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY (INDUSTRY, MEDICAL OTHER) Andrea Manson (Leader) Delilah Guy, Jo-Ann Tremblay, Rory Hornstein, RD, Julie Singer, Karen Burton RN BScN MCISc-WH CETN(C (Contacts from Hollister, ConvaTec, Coloplast, and Salts. Current CCAET President, Contacts from Crohns and Colitis, Colorectal Cancer Assoc. Bladder Cancer Canada, etc. SASO: Betty Woolridge (Leader) Ann Ivol, Vacant (Members) YOUTH CAMP: Pat Cimmeck (Camp Administrator) Lisa Gausman, Karen Spencer (Members) 20/40: Angie Schickerowski (Leader) Andreja (Andy) Lampreht

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Website/Social Networking
During 2011,we have had 660,359 hits from 19,160 unique visitors. During 2012, there were 728,083 hits on our website by 27,019 unique visitors. During 2013, there were 513,260 hits on our website by 20,245 unique visitors. For an online map of chapters and districts, click here: http://www.ostomycanada.ca/maps/map.html You can type your postal code in the bottom right hand search box to locate your city or town and then zoom in to find your nearest chapter or satellite. If you have any comment on our website, please contact: John Molnar or Peter Folk through the national office email info1@ostomycanada.ca Our website is very popular, a great source of information and at least 6,350 other websites directly link to ours. More and more people are using the Internet to get Ostomy information and our contact form is used regularly to contact the office.

Item Unique web visitors (Year to Date) Number of Web Visitors (Year to Date) Web Hits (Year to Date) Facebook page likes Facebook group members Facebook Parents group members Facebook 20/40 group members Discussion Board members Twitter Followers LinkedIn group members LinkedIn followers Google+ Circle members uoac1 group members Blog followers (Includes Twitter and Facebook followers) Blog Posts Blog Hits YouTube Channel Views

January 2190 3322 50960 214 436 41 5 65 192 28 13 50 36 424 56 3242 409

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Contd from Page 4 GOVERNANCE: Administrator: Ann Ivol BYLAWS: Ed Tummers (Leader) Carol Wells, Lorrie Pismenny (Members) MEMBERSHIP Andrea Manson (Leader) Ann Ivol, Steve Maybee, Ruth Kenney (Members) NATIONAL OFFICE: Steve Maybee (Leader) Peter Folk, UOAC Office (Members) NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS: Peter Folk (Leader) Ann Ivol (Member) POLICIES & PROCEDURRES: Ann Ivol (Leader) Delilah Guy, Rosemary Gaffray (members) STRATEGIC PLANNING (ANNUAL OPERATIONAL PLAN Executive Committee (Leader) Board of Directors, UOAC Office (Members) PRIVACY: Privacy Officer (Vacant) John Molnar (Member) COSS (DSS): Roger Ivol (Leader) Jean-Pierre Lapointe (Quebec Rep), Vacant (Pacific Rep), Angela McGinn (Atlantic Rep), Gerard Dakiniewich (Prairies Rep), John Molnar (Southern Ontario Rep (Niagara; Brantford; Halton-Peel; Toronto; London), Roger Ivol (South Ontario Rep (Hamilton; Stratford; Kitchener-Waterloo; Windsor; Sarnia), Richard Olley (North Ontario Rep) ADVOCACY: Ed Tummers Administrator Advocacy: Ruth Kenney (Leader) Delilah Guy, Lorrie Pismenny (Members)

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Donate to UOAC
The Canadian finance minister, Jim Flaherty, announced that the Canadian one cent coin is going to be phased out, so now's the perfect time to donate your pennies to charity! We have signed up to receive donations online through CanadaHelps.org. This is a handy way for you to make a donation without even leaving the comfort of your computer chair. Simply visit our website at: http://www.ostomycanada.ca/ and click on the image that looks like this:

This will bring up a secure website that will allow you to enter your credit card or PayPal information. Canada Helps will issue a donation receipt right away and email it to you. Have you set up your 2014 monthly donations yet? Set it and forget it. Heres how:
1. Set up or log in to your CanadaHelps MyCanadaHelps account. Remember that you need to save a credit card on file for monthly donation! 2. Click the Monthly Giving tab. 3. Search for UNITED OSTOMY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA INC. 4. Click DONATE MONTHLY. 5. Enter the details of your monthly donation.

Visit our donation page: http://www.ostomycanada.ca/donations You can now donate to the United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. through PayPal

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Chapter Information on the Website


Did you know that our website www.ostomycanada.ca had over a half million hits last year? A lot of the visitors visited the website to look for a support group in their area. Therefore, it is important that this information be kept up to date! Make sure when sending the information in to the UOAC office that the chapters contact information is current - phone number, email contact, newsletter availability, website, annual dues, meeting dates and times. Visit our chapters page on our website at http://www.ostomycanada.ca/chapters and let the UOAC office know via email if any of the information needs to be updated. Weve had at least one chapter past president contact the office to tell us that the website still included their phone number instead of the current president. Please check your chapters listing to make sure the updates have been done correctly!

Upcoming Events:
Deadline for Nominations to the Board of Directors April 15, 2014 Deadline for Maple Leaf and ET of the Year awards April 30, 2014 Regina Chapter 40th Anniversary May, 2014 Saskatoon Chapter 40th Anniversary June 2, 2014 Deadline UOAC Youth Camp Application June 3, 2014 UOAC Youth Camp June 29-- July 5, 2014 Conference in St. Johns, Newfoundland July 31--Aug ust2, 2014 Annual General Meeting Delta Hotel, St. Johns, Newfoundland August 2, 2014 Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk in conjunction with Canada Ostomy Day Oct 4, 2014 Deadline to comply with Canadas Not-for-Profit Act October 17, 2014

Note: If your chapter has an upcoming event that you would like added here or on the national website, please email the details to Carol Wells through the national office email.

UOAC Annual General Meeting 2015


We are looking for a host chapter for the year 2015. If any chapter is interested, please contact the national office for a Hotel Check List of the criteria required to host an Annual General Meeting. Also contact your COSS representative for the Chapter Information Session manual.

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Please note: We have stopped using the uoacan@astral.magic.com email address. From now on please send any communication to info1@ostomycanada.ca. Please update your address books and websites to reflect the new information.

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FROM THE EDITOR


EDITORS MESSAGE A demographic study of Ostomy Canadas membership, if matched against that of Ostomy Halifax, and Im sure it would be similar, would show the majority of members at 65 years of age and above. While depending on such a group for long-term survival doesnt augur well for the future of any organization, having such experience on board can be a definite benefit. Where else can you find men and women who have been corporate leaders, who have built years of expertise in administration, who have been decision makers in the office, in the field or even at home? Where can you find people who have been motivated to put in long hours to make their world tick, whether leading a family unit to bigger and better things, or in the business world, or as volunteers in non-profits that make life better for the less fortunate? Yet any group needs the influx of younger people who bring fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm to carry it forward. Yes, those of us in Ostomy chapters across Canada have the distinct disadvantage of finding our new members among the seniors of the community. Those having ostomy surgeries are in the older set, usually 50 and above, and often times well above that age. When younger people have Ostomy surgeries, theyre less willing to get involved with old farts, the greyhaired set, because they think were doddering and in our dotage and even on the brink of dementia. All the more important that we who have supposed diminishing brain capacity find some way to bring these youngsters on board so local chapters and the national organization will continue to survive to offer support to all. It means our current chapter leadership has to get each and every member involved in recruitment of younger members, of pushing ETs and medical folk in the community to make us aware of new ostomates, and to generate a plan to develop specific programs, even sub-chapters for the under 40 group. Lets take advantage of the still-sharp minds of our 65-plus members, pick those brains for ideas, of which there are a zillion, Im sure, and implement a program to get those young ostomates enthused and involved with helping themselves, and others, live successfully with their new-found Stoma friend and go on to long, happy lives. Joel Jacobson Editor

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CHAPTER OUTREACH SUPPORT SERVICES (formerly District Support Services)


By now, all chapters Presidents know that the former District Support Services (DSS) has been re-named Chapter Outreach Support Services (COSS). The DSS Reps are now COSS Co-coordinators. This may not sound like much of a change and may even appear to some as self-aggrandizing and dramatic. The fact is, the work done by our COSS volunteers is to reach out and to administer to the needs of each chapter, and by extension, to the region for which they are responsible - thus the name chapter outreach. Their job is to contact each chapter to determine if any help is needed, and if so, the COSS Co-ordinators will offer an intervention. Each UOAC chapter is autonomous and independent, so any contact made by a COSS Co-ordinator should not to be seen as interference with a chapters operation. But, if a chapter is having some difficulty, then COSS is obligated to offer help to improve the situation. But the chapter is not obligated to accept it. There are six COSS personnel at present: John Molnar, representing South-Eastern Ontario, Roger Ivol, for South-Western Ontario and North-Eastern Ontario; Richard Olley, for North-Western Ontario; Jean-Pierre Lapointe for Quebec; Gerard Dakiniewich, for the prairie provinces and the rest of western Canada; and Angela McGinn for Newfoundland & Labrador. Andrea Manson, member of the UOAC Board of Directors has offered to act as liaison with COSS in the event that a chapter without representation anywhere in Canada needs help. Thats why were still looking for volunteers to act as COSS Co-ordinators for other regions. We need people to service the following regions: Lower Maritime Provinces, British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut and North-West Territories. As you can appreciate, these are sizable regions, and the distances between some chapters is huge. Because of this fact, some chapters may feel un-represented, isolated and abandoned. As COSS Administrator, I am asking and encouraging all chapter presidents who want help to contact the UOAC office as soon as possible. Help is always available for the asking. Any good idea, success or special achievement by a local chapter should be celebrated and shared with others. Sometimes, it can be spread by word of mouth, and if its really great, it can take on a life of its own. As an example, there are six chapters in Ontario that have joined forces to make A Handbook for New Ostomy Patients third edition, available to people and hospitals in their communities. And one chapter has the handbook on its web site. Thats seven chapters! This handbook was the brainchild of Debra Rooney, President of the Vancouver chapter. It is such a comprehensive book that every ET who has looked at it, has endorsed it and gives it to the new ostomate. A great idea from the West has taken hold in other parts of the country. And it was the DSS Reps who made it happen with the Vancouver chapters backing. On November 9, 2013, an intensive one-day meeting was held in Hamilton with five of the six COSS volunteers mentioned above. The purpose of the meeting was to provide training for their role as COSS Coordinators. They have the right stuff for the job! If you have not had the opportunity to speak with your Coordinator, it will happen soon. And if you cant wait, call them. If you know of anyone who may be interested in volunteering in the COSS program, please contact me through the UOAC office. Roger Ivol

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CONFERENCE: Delilah Guy (Administrator)

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Jokes for Today


Absent - Mindedness: Alert? repeated a Congressman when questioned concerning one of his political opponents. Why, hes alert as a Providence bridegroom I heard of the other day. You know how bridegrooms starting off on their honeymoon sometimes forget all about their brides and buy tickets only for themselves? That is what happened to the Providence young man. And when his wife said to him, Why Tom, you bought only one ticket, he answered without a moments hesitation, By Jove, youre right dear! Id forgotten myself entirely! Acting: Julius Tannen, after a long fame on the stage, came on hard times in Hollywood. For a number of years he was unable to get a job acting. His friends finally came to the rescue. A part was secured for him; he was to play an editor in a newspaper drama. All that remained was for the producer to see him and pass on him. He dressed carefully and being completely bald, he wore a toupee for the occasion. The producer listened to his sample shook his head and said, Im sorry, I dont think you will do for the part. Ive always visualized a bald -headed man as the man for the part. Julius pulled the toupee slowly off his head. I think I can satisfy you on that score, he beamed, I happen to ne completely bald. The producer sat studying the polished Tannen skull and then shook his head again with the pronouncement, Im sorry, Mr Tannen, I simply cant visualize you as a bald-headed man.

Carol Wells ,St. Johns, & Gander Chapters (Members) INTERNATION RELATIONS: Pat Cimmeck (Leader) Lisa Gausman (Member) PUBLIC AWARENESS (INCLUDES COD&WOD): John Molnar (Leader) Delilah Guy, Carol Wells, Lorrie Pismenny (Members) FINANCE & FUNDRAISING Administrator: Vacant FINANCE: Steve Maybee (Leader) Executive Committee (Member) FUNDRAISING: John Molnar (Leader) Carol Wells, Andrea Manson, Roger Ivol, Steve Manson, John Delaney (Members) BURSARY: John Molnar (Leader) Roger Ivol, Andrea Manson, Rosemary Gaffray MARKETING & COMMUNICATION Administrator: Carol Wells CONNECTION: Carol Wells (Leader) Ann Ivol, Joel Jacobson, Lorrie Pismenny UOAC Office (Members) OSTOMY CANADA: Lisa Gausman (Leader) Lorne Aronson (Advertising), Elizabeth Lindner, UOAC Office (Members) PUBLICATIONS: Ann Ivol (Leader) Joel Jacobson, Andrea Manson (Members) SOCIAL MEDIA / WEBSITE: Peter Folk, John Molnar (Leaders) Andrea Manson, Lisa Gausman, John Molnar, Carol Wells

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PEG BOARD
LOOK FOR UNSUNG HEROES IN YOUR CHAPTERS. LET'S HONOUR THEM BY TELLING US WHAT THEY DO. Surely there have to be men and women in your chapters who are doing all the little things that make the chapter tick. Email Joel Jacobson, UOAConnection editor, through the national office email at info1@ostomycanada.ca with their story.

2014 UOAC Conference in St. Johns


Delilah Guy has been appointed Conference Administrator for the 2014 conference in St. Johns. She will be working closely with St. Johns chapter president and Chair Carol Wells along with other members of the Gander and St. Johns chapters. Watch this space for updates in the coming months! The dates for the Conference are July 31 August 2, 2014. We have the Delta St. Johns tentatively booked. Come see Canada`s coolest city to quote Danny Williams. The Conference Registration and Hotel forms for the 14th National Conference to be held July 31st, to August 2nd, 2013 at the Delta St. John's, St. Johns, NL will be available in the next issue of UOAConnection and on the WEBSITE www.ostomycanada.ca. Registration forms included in this issue of The Connection

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To all Chapter Presidents regarding: NOMINATIONS for Maple Leaf Award and E.T. Recognition Award At the UOAC conference being held in St. Johns, NL this summer, there will be an Awards Luncheon to honor members and associates who have contributed to the continuous success of UOAC. By now, as chapter president, you will have received the nomination forms and selection criteria for the Maple Leaf and E.T. Recognition Awards. Please give serious consideration to nominating a person who you and your chapter members feel is worthy of receiving either of these awards. The final date for submission of the nomination forms is April 30, 2014. If your chapter decides to nominate more than one person for the same award, a separate nomination form will be needed for each nominee. Thank you, Ann Ivol, Awards Leader

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR MAPLE LEAF AWARD NOMINEE


The selection criteria will be considered by the four most recent Maple Leaf Award recipients. The following are the criteria that must be adhered to: 1. Active Membership The nominee must be a member of good standing in a local chapter and UOAC. 2. Good Leadership at the Local Level Contributes to the organization of the chapter and its activities for the betterment of its members Nominees with a good sense of direction and leadership skills help the chapter members focus on setting goals and objectives. 3. Good Leadership at the National Level Contributes to the national organization: for example committee membership, community liaison, as a member of the Board of Directors, etc. Nominees with a good sense of direction and leadership skills are an asset to the setting of goals and objectives for the national organization. 4. Promotes UOAC and Ostomy Awareness An interest in promoting public awareness of UOAC is an important asset. Nominees should have the skills to promote public awareness and the UOAC mission within the local or medical community. 5. Involvement in Chapter Outreach Support Services (COSS)/District Support Services (DSS) The nominee devotes the time and energy, as a volunteer, in the COSS/DSS program, for example: as a visitor trainer or presenter; a trained visitor or chapter visiting coordinator. 6. Good Representation The nominee represents the chapter at, for example, UOAC conference(s), AGM(s), Chapter Information Session(s), Regional Conferences and Allied Agency functions: e.g. Bladder Cancer Canada, Crohns and Colitis Foundation, FOWC, etc. 7. Excellent Fundraiser An understanding of different methods of fundraising is important for the nominee to have. Strategy planning on how to raise money for a chapter and UOAC is the main task of a fundraiser. Nominees should have some experience in the planning and execution of fundraising events at the chapter and national level. 8. Involvement at National level Nominees who are involved with different programs/services of the UOAC can influence the growth of a chapter. Nominees who are involved are a great asset. 9. Good Personality Nominees must be well-liked by chapter members and others. He/she should have a caring, positive attitude conducive to creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the chapter and national meetings

Please type or print all information/S.v.p., crire linformation en caractres dimprimerie If you need more room for responses, please attach a separate sheet/Si vous avez besoin plus despace, vous pouvez ajouter une page spare. Nominating Chapter/Association proposante ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Person/Personne responsable ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone/Tlphone ____________________________________Email/Courriel____________________________________________________________________ NAME OF NOMINEE/NOM DE LA PERSONNE PROPOSE:____________________________________________________________________________ 1. Is the nominee a member of your chapter? Yes No Est-il/elle membre de votre association locale ? Oui Non If yes, how long?/Si oui, depuis quand?_________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Does the nominee hold/held any of the following positions at the local level? Dtient-il/elle ou a-t il/telle dj tenu un des postes suivants au niveau local? President/Prsident _____year(s)/anne(s) Treasurer/Trsorier _____ year(s)/anne(s Secretary/Secrtaire _____ year(s)/anne(s) Board member/Membre du conseil _____ year(s)/anne(s) Other-please specify/Autre-veuillez prciser__________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Does the nominee hold/held any of the following positions at the national level? Dtient-il/elle ou a-t- il/elle dj tenu un des postes suivants au niveau national? President/Prsidente _____ year(s)/anne(s) Treasurer/Trsorier _____year(s/anne(s) Secretary/Secrtaire _____ year(s)/anne(s) Board member/Membre du conseil _____ year(s)/anne(s) Other-please specify/Autre-veuillez prciser__________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Has the nominee promoted UOAC awareness at the: Local level Yes No National level Yes No Fait-il/telle la promotion de l'ACPS au: niveau local Oui Non niveau national Oui Non If yes, please describe. Si oui, laborer________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Has the nominee been involved in the Chapter Outreach Support Services (COSS) Program (DSS)? Yes No A-t-il/elle particip au Programme de service de soutien des associations dans sa region? Oui Non As a visitor Trainer/Formation des visiteurs As a trained/certified ostomy visitor/un visiteur certifi stomis As Chapter Visiting Coordinator/coordinateur de visiteurs locaux As a COSS (DSS) Rep/comme reprsentant de COSS(DSS) Other-please specify/Autre-veuillez prciser__________________________________________________________________________________________

6. Has the nominee attended the UOAC Annual General Meetings as delegate? Yes No Est-il/elle all(e) des assembles gnrales annuelles comme un dlgu de lassociation? Oui Non Has the nominee attended the UOAC biennial conferences? Yes No Est-il/elle all(e) au congrs biennal de lACPS? Oui Non If yes, please specify which conferences and in what capacity/ Si oui, veuillez prciser quel congrs et dans quel rle. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 7. Has the nominee participated in chapter/national fundraising? Yes No A-t-il/elle particip aux campagnes de leve de fonds au niveau local/national ? Oui Non

If yes, please describe/Si oui, laborez________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Has the nominee been involved in the UOAC program/services? Please check all that applies.

Ostomy Canada Magazine UOAConnection Chapter Newsletter Ostomy Youth Camp SASO 20/40 Friends of Ostomates Worldwide Other-please specify/Autre-veuillez prciser__________________________________________________________________________________________
Please describe the nature of the involvement/S.v.p. laborer le genre de participation _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9. Briefly comment on why you feel the nominee should receive the UOAC Maple Leaf Award on a separate sheet. Brivement, indiquer pourquoi il/elle mrite le trophe Maple Leaf de LACPS dans une page spare. Completed Maple Leaf Award nomination form to be sent to UOAC National Office: 344 Bloor St. West, Suite 501 Toronto, ON, M5S 3A7, attention: Awards Committee Leader, by April 30, 2014 Le formulaire de mise en candidature dment complt doit tre envoy au: Bureau national de lACPS/UOAC, 344 Bloor St. West, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, M5S 3A7 : a/s de : Personne responsable des prix mrite, par le 30 avril, 2014

Participe-t-il/elle aux programmes et services de lACPS ? Cochez tous ceux qui sappliquent.

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ENTEROSTOMAL THERAPIST RECOGNITION AWARD NOMINEE


The selection criteria will be considered by the four most recent E.T. Recognition Award recipients. The following are the criteria that must be adhered to: 1. Experience with accountability and responsibility E.T. nurse functions as an educator, clinician, consultant, researcher, and an administrator. A skilled and well-experienced E.T. nurse contributes and provides services, support and guidance as needed to ostomates in the community. 2. Membership of a Chapter/UOAC As a member of good standing the E.T. nurse must be accessible and participate in the functions and activities of the chapter and UOAC. 3. Good Attendance at Chapter meetings Regular attendance as a member of a chapter creates more opportunities to get involved and contribute to the chapter and UOAC. 4. Encourages Chapter Membership E.T. nurse encourages his/her ostomy patients to attend chapter meetings for continuing support and help. 5. Involvement in Chapter Outreach Support Services (COSS)/District Support Services (DSS) E.T. nurse calls on the services of a chapters trained visitors to meet with new ostomy patients and supports the COSS/DSS program by participating in seminars to train ostomy visitors. 6. Good Leader/Involvement in Educational Programs Good leadership results in productivity. It can bring positive and good influences in helping new ostomates and chapter members. One aspect of good leadership is involvement in educational programs at the local, regional and national levels. 7. Excellent Fundraiser It is important for the E.T. nurse to get involved in fundraising initiatives. Increased funding makes it possible for a chapter/UOAC to engage in development of programs and services. 8. Involvement with a Chapter/UOAC UOAC provides numerous programs and services which are beneficial to its members. An E.T. nurse who participates in any of these programs/services is in a great position to share his/her expertise, to promote better communication and to mentor its members. 9. Good Personality A pleasant personality helps an E.T. nurse to develop meaningful relationships. A good communicator and listener, with a caring and compassionate attitude, helps new ostomates and members increase their self-esteem and improve their quality of life. With these overall characteristics an E.T. nurse encourages chapter members to support each other.

Please type or print all information/S.v.p., crire linformation en caractres dimprimerie If you need more room for responses, please attach a separate sheet/Si vous avez besoin plus despace, vous pouvez ajouter des pages spares.

Nominating Chapter/Association proposante ______________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Person/Personne responsable ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone/Tlphone _________________________________ Email/Courriel ______________________________________________________________

NAME OF NOMINEE / NOM DE LA PERSONNE PROPOSE: ___________________________________________________________________ 1. How long has the E.T. been an Enterostomal therapist? Depuis quand (est-il/elle) au service de Stomothrapie ? 2. Is the E.T. a member of your chapter? Est-il/elle membre de votre association locale? 3. Does the E.T. attend chapter meetings regularly? Est-il/elle prsente rgulirement aux runions de votre association locale? 4. Does the E.T. encourage new patients to come out to chapter meetings? Encourage-t-il/elle les nouveaux patients frquenter les runions locaux? ______year(s)/anne(s) ______year(s)/anne(s) How often ____________________ Frquence ___________________

Yes/Oui No/Non Yes No Oui Non Yes No Oui Non

5. Has the E.T. been involved in the Chapter Outreach Support Services (COSS) Program? (DSS) A-t-il/elle particip au Programme de service de soutien des associations dans sa rgion?

If yes, please check/Si oui, veuillez cocher: Uses Trained Visitors in hospital/Fait appel aux visiteurs entrans, lhpital

Yes No Oui Non

Participates in Visitor Training Program/Simplique dans llaboration des cours de formation des visiteurs
local level

Other-please specify/Autre-veuillez prciser: ____________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Participates in educational programming at:

Est-ce quil/elle contribue aux runions ducatives au: niveau local

Yes No regional level Yes No national level Yes No Oui Non niveau rgional Oui Non niveau national Oui Non Yes No Oui Non Yes No Oui Non

If yes, please describe briefly/Si oui, laborer brivement. __________________________________________________________________________ 7. Does the E.T. help with chapter and/or national fundraising? Participe-t-il/elle aux campagnes de leve de fonds au niveau local et/ou national?

If yes, please specify/Si oui, laborer. __________________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Does the E.T. get involved in the UOAC programs and services? Participe-t-il/elle aux programmes et services de lACPS? Please check all that applies/Cochez tous ceux qui sappliquent

Ostomy Canada Magazine SASO

Chapter Newsletter Ostomy Youth Camp Friends of Ostomates Worldwide Does the E.T. support the local chapter of UOAC in any other capacity not mentioned? Yes No Est-ce quil/elle collabore avec lassociation locale de lACPS autre que mentionn? Oui Non
If yes, please specify. Si oui, laborer. ___________________________________________________________________________________

UOAConnection 20/40

9. Briefly comment why you feel the E.T. Nurse should receive the E.T. Recognition Award on a separate sheet. Brivement, indiquer pourquoi il/elle mrite le trophe de reconnaissance de stomathrapeute dans une page spare. Completed E.T. Recognition Award nomination form to be sent to UOAC National Office: 344 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, M5S 3A7, attention Awards Committee Leader.by April 30 2014 Le formulaire de mise en candidature dment complt doit tre envoy au: Bureau national de lACPS/UOAC, 344 Bloor St. West, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, M5S 3A7: a/s de : Personne responsable des prix mrite, par le 30 avril, 2014

Call for Nominations


Elections for Officers and Directors of the UOAC will be held during the National Council Meeting (AGM) to be held in St. Johns, Newfoundland in August 2014. Positions open are: Secretary Treasurer One (1) Director Position

Candidate Eligibility
Member of an affiliated chapter in good standing of the United Ostomy Association of Canada. Must be nominated by a member chapter of the United Ostomy Association of Canada. Candidates must complete and sign the Candidate Profile and Candidate Nomination Forms and agree to serve if elected. Commit in principal to attend all meeting of the Board of Directors.

Expectations of a Board Member


Attend an initial Board meeting immediately following the Annual General Meeting and also any additional Meetings called by the UOAC Executive. Familiarize yourself with and adhere to UOAC By-Laws and Policies and Procedures. Participate in the establishment of policies and procedures. Actively serve on one or more committees as appointed by the president. Represent UOAC in a professional manner.

Please return completed Nomination and Candidate Profile forms to United Ostomy Association of Canada, 344 Bloor St. W. Suite 501, Toronto, ON M5S 3A7, Attention: Nominations Chair no later than April 15th 2014. The elections will be held at the UOAC Annual National Council in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Saturday, August 2, 2014. If you have any questions regarding nominations, please contact the undersigned at e-mail: peter.folk@ostomycanada.ca Peter Folk Chair, Nominations & Elections Committee

United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. Nomination for Election August 2014
Secretary for one (1) year term 2014 to 2015 Treasurer for one (1) year term 2014 to 2015 One (1) Director for one (1) year term 2014 to 2015 Our chapter hereby places for nomination the following candidate for the position of (select one): Secretary, Treasurer, Director Name: ___________________________________________________________________________ Candidates Chapter Experience: List positions held & length of term if applicable. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Candidates UOAC National Experience: List positions held & length of term if applicable _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ NOMINATED BY: Chapter Name: ____________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: _____________________ E-mail:________________________________________ (Two signatures required with a maximum of three) Signed (please print) _______________________________Position________________(if applicable) Signature________________________________________________Date_____________________ Signed (please print) _______________________________Position________________(if applicable) Signature________________________________________________Date_____________________ Signed (please print) _______________________________Position________________(if applicable) Signature________________________________________________Date_____________________ CANDIDATES CONSENT TO SERVE: If elected, I agree to serve for the term August 2013 to August 2015 (August 2014 for Secretary and Treasurer). Name: (please print) ________________________________________________________________ Signature________________________________________________Date_____________________

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION: April 15, 2014

UNITED OSTOMY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA INC.


Peter Folk January 20, 2014

CANDIDATE PROFILE FORM


DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION: April 15, 2014
Name: ___________________________________________________________________________ Chapter: _________________________________________________________________________ Chapter Address: __________________________________________________________________ Chapter e-mail Address: _____________________________________________________________ Chapter Phone Number: _____________________________________________________________

Type of Diversionary Surgery If applicable: ____________________________Year:____________

Please respond to the following: Do you have any leadership experience other than with UOAC? [ ] Yes [ ] No

If yes, please describe: ______________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________


Do you have experience in any of the following areas? Finance, short and long term planning Computer word processing / e mail Fund raising Public Awareness Campaigns [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] Yes Yes Yes Yes [ [ [ [ ] ] ] ] No No No No

How would your skills benefit UOAC? ___________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________ What time commitment can you make to UOAC? Examples, 2 hours/day, 5 hours/week; etc. _________________________________________________________________________________ If elected to the UOAC Board, what committees are you interested in? Examples - Bylaws, Fundraising, District Support Services, Publications, Policies and Procedures.

__________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Peter Folk January 20, 2014

UNITED OSTOMY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA INC.


CANDIDATE PROFILE FORM 2014
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION: April 15, 2014

Please write a short biographical sketch that you want others to read. You may include educational background, employment or career experience and any other activities in which you have participated. Include information about your goals in placing your name in nomination as a director of UOAC. Please provide a current head shot photograph.

_______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ I hereby give my permission to UOAC to use the information and photograph I have provided for distribution to UOAC member chapters and for possible publication in Ostomy Canada magazine, The UOAConnection and posting on the UOAC Website.
Name: (please print)________________________________________________________________ Signature:________________________________________________Date:____________________

Peter Folk January 20, 2014

UNITED OSTOMY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA INC. CANDIDATE INFORMATION - 2014 PERSONAL INFORMATION: FOR UOAC OFFICE USE ONLY
The following information is requested to ensure that all appropriate election information is sent directly to you. This information will remain in the office and shall not be released without your written consent.

Name :

_______________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________

E-mail Address: __________________________________________________ Phone: [ ] Home: ____________________________ [ ] Work: ____________________________


Optional

Do you have experience in any of the following areas? Finance, short and long term planning Computer word processing / e mail Fund raising Public Awareness [ ] Yes [ ] Yes [ ] Yes [ ] Yes [ ] No [ ] No [ ] No [ ] No

Please include this with your candidates information that you are sending to the National Office. The United Ostomy Association of Canada, Inc. 344 Bloor St. West, Suite 501 Toronto, ON M5S 3A7 Peter Folk, President, United Ostomy Association of Canada, Inc.

Peter Folk January 20, 2014

C O N F E R E N C E

OSTOMATES CONNECT ON THE ROCK July 31, August 1-2, 2014

R E G I S T R A T I O N

F O R M

United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. 14th Conference

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT (Hotel Registration requires a separate form) Registration Name ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Badge Name __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________________________________ Province/State _____________________________ Postal Code/Zip Code _________________________________ Telephone ________________________________________________________ Fax ____________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________________ UOAC Chapter _______________________________________________________ Is this your first UOAC conference? Are you a Chapter President? Please indicate surgery type: Parent of an Ostomy Child Yes Colostomy None Yes No Will you be attending the Visitor Training Session? Ileostomy Age Group: No Urostomy Under 18 Continent Diversion Under 40 Over 40 Yes SASO Yes No No

Do you have any special dietary needs?

If yes, please specify: _________________________________________

REGISTRATION Individual Registration ** (after June 30, 2014) One Day Registration ** Please check off the day requested Thursday Friday Saturday

Quantity

Amount

Payment:

VISA

MC

AMEX

Individual Registration ** (before June 30, 2014) $150 _________ __________ $175_________ __________ $60 _________ __________

You may fax your registration to (416) 595-9924 Card Number: __________________________________ Expiry Date: ____________________________________

TOTAL ___________ __________ Please indicate number of meal tickets required for each event: Awards Luncheon (Thursday, July 31, 2014) Coloplast Evening (Thursday, July 31, 2014 ConvaTec Evening (Friday, August 1, 2014 Hollister Evening (Saturday, August 2, 2014 Note: Individual meal tickets cost $50.00 **Individual Registration includes one (1) Awards Luncheon; one (1) breakfast, and three (3) dinners. ___________ __________ ___________ __________ ___________ __________ ___________ __________

Name as it appears on Card: _______________________________________________ Signature: _____________________________________ Please make cheques or money order payable to: United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc., 344 Bloor Street West, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3A7

NB: No Audio or Video Recordings are permitted during sessions. I authorize the use and reproduction by UOAC of any photographs/ video/audio of me or my guest taken/recorded during the Conference and Annual General Meeting. Signed: ______________________________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________________ Note: Basic registration includes admission to all programs and the exhibit hall. Cancellation must be received by July 15, 2014. Refunds will be made after the close of the conference, less a 10% administration fee. Registration must be received in the office no later than July 23, 2014. Any registrations after July 24, 2014 must be made at the conference.