For general information about the FOWC please email [email protected]
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 receiving these donations:
Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Philippines, Santo Domingo, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine.
For a map of these countries, click here.
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 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 middle-men 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