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Did You Know?

We are the only organization in Canada that supports Ostomates globally.  We collect invaluable donations from our product partners across Canada, which we sort, pack and ship to countries including Ukraine, Kenya, and Iran, where basic ostomy supplies are either not available or not affordable.  These essential supplies that we send are invaluable to Ostomates …

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Impact: Ukraine

So many are suffering in Ukraine as a result of the ongoing atrocities. Amongst those impacted are Ukrainians living with ostomies. For these individuals, war has severely impacted access to essential medical supplies. We have been able to send 4 shipments of medical supplies to Ukraine so far in 2022 – 3 to Kyiv and 1 to …

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Did You Know

Did you know that Friends of Ostomates Worldwide (Canada) is the only non-profit organization in Canada, one of just a handful globally, that supports less fortunate ostomates worldwide by enabling access to essential medical supplies? Ostomy surgeries are performed around the world with little thought to post-operative care and the ongoing needs of patients.  Living …

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Medical Mercy Canada

A successful collaboration with Mercy Medical Canada

On June 6, 2022, FOWC received a phone call from Mercy Medical Canada requesting assistance to provide ostomy supplies to ostomates in Karkive, one of the war-torn cities in Eastern Ukraine. Mercy Medical Canada reached out to FOWC for help since they do not usually distribute ostomy supplies. FOWC has its warehouse, so volunteers were …

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