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UOACONNECTION

May 2014

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

Volume 21 Issue 9

Presidents Message
Presidents Message
4 May 2014
Greetings all,
It was a pleasure for my wife Donna and me to attend the 40th anniversary banquet and celebration night for the Regina Ostomy Chapter on May 2nd. About
80 people were in attendance and there was a great meal, some lively entertainment, some great displays, a silent auction, some great memories shared by one
of the founding couples, and some great stories shared by emcee Susan Hunter
who won the ET of the year award in 2003. Donna won one of the silent auction
items and we will be enjoying some clean filtered water for years to come! I was
also informed that the Regina Ostomy Chapter is holding a Stoma Stroll this
year on October 4. The chapter members will be walking in Wascana Park.
What a wonderful venue!
Donna and I also attended the Saskatoon Ostomy Association annual fundraising brunch on May 3rd. About 40 people were in attendance, but they were
big spenders! A great buffet meal was enjoyed by all. There was an abundance
of silent raffle items for people to participate in and again, Donna was lucky to
win not one, but two raffle items both were one night accommodations at a
local hotel. Thanks Saskatoon Ostomy Association for raising much needed
funds to support UOAC Ostomy Youth Camp!
Saskatoon chapter is also holding their 40th anniversary this year with the main
event a river cruise up and down the South Saskatchewan River on June 2,
2014. Congratulations Saskatoon!
Lakeside Medical Centre Pharmacy is having their 40th anniversary this year and
is holding their 8th annual Ostomy Education Day on May 10. I am not able to
attend. Instead, Roger Ivol, our Chapter Outreach Support Services (COSS)
leader, will attend and bring greetings from UOAC. If you are in the area, please
come out and attend.
Hamilton and District Ostomy Association is holding an Ostomy Appliance Fair
on May 20th. Carole Pew, our UOAC office coordinator, will represent UOAC
at the booth at the fair. Anyone in the area is welcome to attend.
Your UOAC board of directors met online on April 12, 2014. A great many
items were discussed. Major items approved include:

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the balanced budget for the upcoming year


printing of the new services brochure
revised by-laws
a policy to only issue tax receipts for donations in amounts of $25 or more.
UOAC has designed a new services brochure. Thanks to Ann Ivol, Andy Manson and Lisa Gausman for the
great new look. The brochure is available now and is free of charge to all chapters that would like one (or
more). Please contact the UOAC office to order yours today!
Our April UOAConnection included the financial statement of UOAC for the months ending March 31, 2014.
However, I neglected to include an explanation. The following letter was sent to chapter presidents:
Dear Chapter President;
Attached you will find the financial statements of United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. for the twelve
months ending at March 31 2014. These are subject to review and modification by Grant Thornton, our outside
auditors; however the board of directors feels it is important to report to our membership our financial health in
a timely fashion. Our intention is to publish quarterly in the Connection newsletter comparing the current year
to the previous year so you can see the progress we are making in achieving our financial objectives.
The Statement of Operations summarizes the revenue and expenses during the period being reported and resulting surplus or deficit. The Statement of Financial Position summarizes the assets and liabilities and net worth of
the Association. Notes will add information that we feel is important to disclose.
Please review and if you have any questions or suggestions for changes, please contact our Treasurer, Stephen
Maybee at smaybee@sympatico.ca.

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 created a twelve page procedure manual and have sent it to all chapter presidents. 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.
As well, we have continued with the Virtual Walk. What do I mean by a virtual walk? Well, if your chapter is
not hosting a Stoma Stroll, or if you are too far away to attend, you can still do a walk in your own community. Simply go to the website: www.stomastroll.ca and look on the right-hand side and then click on Virtual
Walk. Then click on the link that says Register Now. You can ask your friends and family to support you
through email or social media, or there is a pledge form on the website that you can print out and distribute to
all your sponsors. What a great way to raise awareness and much needed funds to support the great things that
UOAC is planning in the next few years.
The board of directors will continue to hold monthly online meetings (usually a Saturday at 8:00 a.m. CST).
Any chapter president that is interested in sitting in as an observer is welcome. Please send an email to the office or to myself to get an invitation. Our next online meeting is Saturday, June 21, 2014
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. A special board
meeting was held with chapter representatives on March 8, 2014. The Bylaws Committee prepared revised
Bylaws based on the feedback received. This version was presented to the Board at the April 12, 2014 board
meeting, and the board accepted the revised bilingual version. The accepted version is being circulated to the

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Chapter Presidents for final comment and review. After all members have had a chance to comment, the By
laws Committee will draft the Special Resolution for Application for Continuance, which will include Schedule A (Articles) and Schedule B (Bylaws). This Special Resolution will be included in the delegate's package
for the AGM.
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. However, the governing Liberal Party has called an election, so
we will put our efforts on hold pending the outcome of the election.
A great many chapters are doing fund-raising to support sending youth to UOAC Ostomy Youth Camp.
Ostomy Toronto members Jim Fitzgerald and Jason Boyd are embarking on a journey called GI J's - No Guts
No Glory 2 guys 2 ostomies 130 km race by paddling a canoe for 130 km. UOAC has been involved in their
fund-raising activities and have set up a fund-raising webpage at:
http://ostomycanada.akaraisin.com/nogutsnoglory. They have set an ambitious goal of $25,000 and are already 9% of the way there! You can purchase bracelets on the website to show your support. Good Luck
Jim and Jason!
Thank you to the chapters that nominated people to run for the board of directors and for the executive. Sufficient applications were received to fill all positions with two people vying for the one director position, and
this will require the holding of an election.
Thank you to the chapters that nominated people for the ET of the Year Award and the Maple Leaf Award.
Two people were nominated for each award, and their names and nomination forms will be sent to the judging
panels for final decisions.
Our upcoming 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 are asking chapters for advertisements or well wishes for the program book. 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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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

April

Unique web visitors (Year to Date)

11748

Number of Web Visitors (Year to Date)

18143

Web Hits (Year to Date)

273823

Facebook page likes

229

Facebook group members

530

Facebook Parents group members

46

Facebook 20/40 group members

12

Discussion Board members

66

Twitter Followers

212

LinkedIn group members

34

LinkedIn followers

16

Google+ Circle members

54

uoac1 group members

38

Blog followers (Includes Twitter and Facebook followers)

469

Blog Posts

66

Blog Hits

4244

Stoma Stroll Website Visitors

337

Stoma Stroll Unique Visitors

159

Stoma Stroll Website Page Views

896

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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 :

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Things to do in St. Johns, NL


Johnson Geo Centre
The Johnson Geo Centre is a geological interpretation centre located on Signal Hill in St.
John's, Newfoundland. Most of the centre is located underground, in an excavated glacial
formation that shows the exposed bedrock of the hill. The museum is named for philanthropist Paul Johnson and opened in 2002.
The building is designed to take advantage of the geological features of Signal Hill where
most of the structure is below ground exposing natural rock formations. The area was
originally a peat filled area that was stripped of overburden and a glass-encased structure
of 2.5 stories was built atop the excavation. The building was built through the Johnson
Family Foundation at a cost of $12 million. The building utilizes a heating and cooling
system via six geothermal wells drilled to a depth of 500 feet.

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)
Delilah Guy, Jo-Ann Tremblay,
Rory Hornstein, RD, Julie
Singer, Karen Bruton RN BScN
MCISc-WH CETN(C),Shabita
Teja, Contacts from Hollister,
ConvaTec, Coloplast and Salts,
Current CAET President,
Contacts from Crohn's 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

The Basilica Cathedral of St John the Baptist


Built between 18391855, the basilica is located on the highest ridge overlooking the city of
St. John's. The church is not oriented on the liturgically correct east-west axis, but faces toward
the narrows that form the entrance to St. John's harbour.
The Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is built in the form of a Latin cross and in the
Lombard Romanesque style of a Roman basilica. It was designed for Bishop Michael Anthony
Fleming by the German architect Ole Joergen Schmidt, though Fleming also seems to have had
plans prepared by the distinguished Irish architect John Philpot Jones of Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland, and also consulted with James Murphy, a native of Dublin, Ireland on the final
plans for the cathedral. Construction was initially supervised by the Waterford contractor Michael McGrath, but later superintended by stonemason and sculptor James Purcell of Cork,
Ireland, who also designed and built a small wooden church, Christchurch, for the community
of Quidi Vidi near St. John's, Newfoundland.
Construction took place under the watchful eye of the Irish-born Bishop Michael Anthony
Fleming, the Vicar-Apostolic and first Bishop of Newfoundland and later under the eye of his
successor, Bishop John Mullock. The Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is unusual
among North America's 19th century public buildings in that it was constructed using limestone and granite imported from Galway and Dublin, Ireland, as well as 400,000 bricks from
Hamburg, as well as local sandstone quarried from St. John's and Kelly's Island in Conception
Bay, giving the Cathedral its characteristic grey colour. During its centenary celebration in
1955, Pope Pius XII raised the cathedral to the rank of minor Basilica

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GOVERNANCE:
Administrator: Ann Ivol
BYLAWS:
Ed Tummers (Leader)
Carol Wells, Lorrie Pismenny (Members)
MEMBERSHIP

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Donate to UOAC
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:

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)

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:

STRATEGIC PLANNING (ANNUAL


OPERATIONAL PLAN

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!

Executive Committee (Leader)

2. Click the Monthly Giving tab.

Board of Directors, UOAC Office (Members)

3. Search for UNITED OSTOMY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA INC.

Delilah Guy, Rosemary Gaffray (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)

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:

Hamilton and District Ostomy Association Ostomy Appliance Fair May 20, 2014

Saskatoon Chapter 40th Anniversary June 2, 2014

Deadline UOAC Youth Camp Application June 3, 2014

Annual Potluck dinner UOAC NL Chapter # 604 June 4, 2014

UOAC Youth Camp June 29 -- July 5, 2014

Conference in St. Johns, Newfoundland July 31--August 2, 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.

Things to do in St. John`s


A weekend of celebrating Newfoundland & Labrador's unique culture with great traditional music, interactive
workshops where you can learn a dance or a tune. This is a friendly festival that attracts people from all over
town and all over the world. 2014 marks the 38th Anniversary of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival. Join us as we celebrate!
The Festival takes place in Bowring Park from August 8th to the 10th. Please check out their web site at
http://nfolk.com/fest2014

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FROM THE EDITOR


MAY 2014

Fifteen years ago, after my ileostomy surgery, I wrote a newspaper column about admitting that you are having problems and quickly seeing a medical person.
It was great advice. So good, in fact, that someone called me a year later and told me I had saved his life by
urging this advice. He had seen his doctor soon after seeing blood in the stool and, after having cancerous polyps removed from the colon with no further repercussions, was told by his doctor that if he hadnt come to see
him so soon, who knows where he might have been.
Great advice? One must listen, eh?
In late April, I had some chest pains that lasted a few minutes and then went away. A couple of days later, the
pains re-occurred. Same response from yours truly. Pain went away after a short rest and back to normal activity. Happened again a day or so later.
Finally, after about 10 days, and three episodes within 18 hours, the last very concerning, I decided it was
time to go to emergency.
My wife said I was STOOPID for waiting through 10 days of danger warnings. The nurse who took my vitals
actually raised his voice to me and (rightfully) called me DUMB for waiting so long. The doctor echoed that.
So did other health people I saw in the next 12 hours.
I had what was called a microscopic heart attack which later showed no heart damage although I had a stent
inserted to clear an arterial blockage. The attending cardiologist said maybe the attack wouldnt have happened if Id come in five days earlier but couldnt confirm that.
HOWEVER, I was stupid, dumb and whatever other words Roget could use to describe my lack of attention
to a major problem. After about five days, I even goggled heart attack symptoms as if I didnt know after
seven decades on earth - and still ignored what I read.
Ill reiterate what I told my readers 15 years ago.if you anticipate a problem, dont ignore it. See a health
professional who can give you good advice.
DO NOT SELF DIAGNOSE.
DO NOT IGNORE WHAT COULD BE SERIOUS.
LISTEN TO ME. I WAS LUCKY --- THIS TIME.
Joel Jacobson

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By-laws Update
The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act provides federal not-forprofit 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 bylaws committee is preparing a Special Resolution on Continuance
for approval of new articles and bylaws at the AGM in St. Johns in
2014.
When approved, this will allow Ostomy Canada to continue to function in much the same way as UOAC does now, subject to the new
Act.
If rejected, however, UOAC will lose its certification on October 17,
2014. To put it bluntly, voting NO means that you want UOAC to
shut down, close its doors and be out of business.
The proposed Bylaws, which have been reviewed by our legal advisor, had been sent to each chapter president. On March 8, all interested parties attended an on-line conference to discuss the feedback
from the chapters. The minutes of that meeting have been circulated
to all chapters.
The Bylaws Committee reviewed the feedback of that on-line meeting and drafted revised bylaws and they were accepted by the Board
at the April 12 online board meeting. The accepted revision of the
Bylaws are being circulated to all Chapter Presidents in advance of
the AGM package. The Board will then prepare the Special Resolution on Continuance and the required translations for distribution to
all Member Chapters with the AGM 2014 package. The 2014 Conference Coordinator will include an information session to review the
Special Resolution before the vote at the AGM.
Ed Tummers, Bylaws Leader

CONFERENCE:
Delilah Guy (Administrator)
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: Steve Maybee
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

Jokes for Today

CONNECTION:
Carol Wells (Leader)

A Catholic Shampoo

Ann Ivol, Joel Jacobson, Lorrie Pismenny UOAC


Office (Members)

While shopping in a food store, two nuns happened to pass by the beer,
wine, and liquor section. One asked the other if she would like a beer.

OSTOMY CANADA:

The second nun answered that, indeed, it would be very nice to have one,
but that she would feel uncomfortable about purchasing it.

Lorne Aronson (Advertising), Elizabeth Lindner,

The first nun replied that she would handle that without a problem. She
picked up a six -pack and took it to the cashier.

PUBLICATIONS:

The cashier has a surprised look, so the nun said, `This is for washing our
hair.`

Joel Jacobson, Andrea Manson (Members)

Lisa Gausman (Leader)

UOAC Office (Members)

Ann Ivol (Leader)

SOCIAL MEDIA / WEBSITE:

Without blinking an eye, the cashier reached under the counter and put a
Peter Folk, (Leader)
package of pretzel sticks in the bag with the beer. ``The curlers are on me.``

Angie Schickerowski (webmaster), 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


For those chapters that wish to send greetings in the program book, the rates are:
One full page --------------------------- $ 300.00
1/2 page --------------------------------- $ 150.00
1/4 page----------------------------------- $ 75.00
Business card size ----------------------- $ 30.00
One Line-----------------------------------$15.00

NOTICE OF MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of Member Chapters of the United
Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. will be held at the Delta St. John's Hotel, 120 New Gower Street, St.
John's, Newfoundland on Saturday August 2 , 2014 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and noon for the following
purposes:
1. To receive the financial statement of the United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. for the year ending
March 31, 2014,together with the Auditors' Report thereon.
2. To appoint auditors for the period for the ensuring year and to authorize the Directors to fix the
remuneration of the Auditors.
3. To review and approve Form 4031 Article of Continuance (transition)
4. To elect Secretary, Treasurer and one (1) Director
5. To review and approve By-laws, a by-law relating generally to the conduct of the affairs of Ostomy
Canada Society to conform to the new Not-for-Profit Act
6. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting
Carol Wells
Secretary, UOAC

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Highlights of 2014 Conference St. Johns NL


United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. 14th National Conference Highlights.
The Conference will be held at the Delta St. Johns Hotel , NL, July 31 to August 1-2, 2014.
The following are tentative schedules and prone to change.
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Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014:
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COSS Presidents Chapters Meeting

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Meet & Greet Newfie Rock Night- Bridie Molloys Restaurant


Outside Delta Hotel Event-(a few minutes walk)
Sponsored by St. Johns and Gander Chapters & Lawtons Drugs

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Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014:
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Grand Opening Ceremonies with Parade of Flags


Honorary Chairs greetings from both St. Johns & Gander Chapters
Keynote Address - Eli Baker, Lawyer

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Rap Sessions by 3 ETS on Colostomy, Ileostomy, Pelvic Pouch & Urostomy

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Intimacy & Sexual Health - Nina Sandoval

12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Ostomy Products Innovations by ConvaTec, Coloplast & Hollister

3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Grand Opening of Exhibits & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

20/40 session - Angie Schickerowski Moderator


Water: Are We Drinking Enough? - Susan McDonald

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Coloplast Cocktails

6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Coloplast Evening

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Highlights of 2014 Conference St. Johns NL


Date: Friday, August 1, 2014:
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Free Exhibitors Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Exhibits Hall Open and Re-open from 12:30p.m.-2:00p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

By-laws Committee
20/40 Session Meeting

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bertha Okun Lectureship - Brenda Elsagher, Motivational Speaker

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Raffle & Auction: Passport Prizes

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Bowel Obstruction/ Diagnostic Procedure/ Treatment- Dr. D. Pace


Gino Henry Speaker Topic: TBD

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Peristomal Skin Care - Lana Mah, RN. BN. ET.

3:15 p.mp - 4:00 p.m.

Pediatric Ostomy Surgery - Dr. D. Price

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advocacy on Ostomy Reimbursement- Filomena Servidio-Italiano

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

ConvaTec cocktails

6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.

Renaissance/Great Comebacks Award, Banquet/Live Entertainment

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Date: Saturday - August 2, 2014:
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Delegate Registration

8:00 a.m. -12:00p.m.

National Council Meeting AGM

9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

20/40 Outside Event - TBA

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Date: Saturday August 2, 2014: (Continued)

SASO Outside Event -

TBA

12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Lunch On Your Own

1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m.

Diabetes and Ostomy Management - Carla Wells, RN. BN. ET. MSN. PHD
Effects of Chemo & Radiation Therapy on Ostomy Roxanne Rogers, RN.

2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Assistive Device Program (AD) Ostomy Toronto - Jim Fitzgerald

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Spouses & Significant Other (SASO) Meeting - Betty Woolridge


FOWC Meeting - Lorne Aronson, FOWC President

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

Visitors Training Refresher Course Roger Ivol/COSS Coordinators


Hollister Cocktails
Hollister Farewell Banquet/Live Entertainment

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Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014:
8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
UOAC Board of Directors Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Optional Event - (On Your Own)
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C O N F E R E N C E

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

F O R M

OSTOMATES CONNECT ON THE ROCK

United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. 14th Conference

July 31, August 1-2, 2014

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

No

Colostomy

Ileostomy

None

Do you have any special dietary needs?

Will you be attending the Visitor Training Session?


Urostomy

Age Group:
Yes

REGISTRATION

No

Quantity

Under 18

Yes

Continent Diversion
Under 40

Yes

No
No

SASO

Over 40

If yes, please specify: _________________________________________

Amount

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


Individual Registration ** (after June 30, 2014)

$175_________ __________

One Day Registration **


Please check off the day requested
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

$60 _________ __________

Payment:

VISA

MC

AMEX

You may fax your registration to (416) 595-9924


Card Number: __________________________________
Expiry Date: ____________________________________

TOTAL ___________ __________

Name as it appears on Card:


_______________________________________________

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.

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.

2014 UOAC National Conference


July 31 to August 2, 2014 in St. John`s, Newfoundland
at the Delta Hotel in the heart of downtown St. Johns

Signal Hill

Whale Watching

Cape Spear

George Street

The 14th UOAC biennial conference will be held in St. Johns,


Newfoundland. Our provincial capital, St Johns offers warm
friendly faces. For more than 500 years, St. Johns has been visited
by explorers and adventurers and still we continue to keep our
small town quality of living that predominately makes St. Johns
a pleasure to visit.
Considered the oldest city in North America, its history and heritage
was influenced by unique culture and tradition. Unique attractions
in St. Johns and surrounding areas include: Cape Spear - the most
easterly point of land in North America and the oldest surviving
lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Rooms - immense
with culture, history, heritage and artistic expressions. It unites the
provincial archives, art gallery and museums. Signal Hill - the first
transatlantic wireless message was received by Guglielmo Marconi
in 1901. George Street - voted Canadas best entertainment district.
The famous downtown strip has the most pubs and bars per capita
of any street in North America. The East Coast Trail - a hikers
dream with its spectacular cliffs, sea stacks and rock formations.

Downtown Water Street - famous for shopping and restaurants,


just a short distance from the Delta St. Johns Hotel.
A highlight of the conference is the focus on the Innovation of
Ostomy Products. There are sessions by ConvaTec, Coloplast and
Hollister as well as three dinner nights with entertainment. Based
on ostomates needs and requests we are offering excellent education
sessions. Everyone always enjoys the Raffle and Auction. The
Exhibitors will display different ostomy products, accessories and
other supplies. Some topics to be presented are: Intimacy, Ostomy
Reimbursement, Skin Care, How Chemo & Radiation Care relates
to Ostomy, Diabetes and Ostomy, Diagnostic Procedures, and Water:
Are we drinking enough?
On behalf of the UOAC and the Conference Planning Team, we
all hope that you will join us at this exciting conference and see
our beautiful city and we will welcome you all with open arms.
Sincerely,
Carol Wells Conference Chair 2014

For more information contact the UOAC National Office: email: info1@ostomycanada.ca Website: www.ostomycanada.ca
hotel registration call: 1.888.793.3582 (inside Canada), 1.800.268.1133 (outside of canada), 1.888.890.3222 or by Fax: 1.709.570.1622

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