About Us

For general information about the FOWC please email info@fowc.ca

Friends of Ostomates Worldwide (Canada) is a non-profit organization operated solely by volunteers. Since 1986, FOW Canada has collected and sent over 50,000 KG of ostomy supplies and literature to more than 52 needy countries.

Here is a list of some countries that have received these donations: Algeria, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Russia-Belarus, Santo Domingo, Thailand, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia.


Goals and Objectives

Friends of Ostomates Worldwide (Canada) endeavours to improve the quality of life of people with ostomies and assist in educating their caregivers in countries where the latest technology is not available and people do not have access to ostomy supplies.

Collect, pack and ship quality ostomy supplies.

All donated material is received from medical facilities across Canada & Chapters and support groups of Ostomy Canada Society.

Friends of Ostomates Worldwide (Canada) works in cooperation with the International Ostomy Association in shipping products.

Official Tax receipts are issued for donations over $25.00. Registered charity number 118932722RR0001

Who We Are

We Are Self Supporting

While we pay for the shipping, we do not get any government funding for shipping costs. No middlemen are involved, we hire the shipper and it goes directly to our secure contact in the appointed country.

Board Of Directors & Volunteers Operate Together In All Provinces Across Canada For This One Cause

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