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Vancouver United Ostomy Association Award - SWAN Program

The Vancouver United Ostomy Association Chapter NSWOC Award is a $1,000 award to recognize BC NSWOC students, or recent graduates, who have demonstrated a high degree of volunteerism with, and in support of, people in the province of BC living with an ostomy.

Total awards | Combien de prix
Deadline to apply | Date limite
April 15, 2024
Prize (per award) | Prix
Objectives | Objectifs

To recognize volunteerism by a SWAN that “gives back” to the ostomy community in the Vancouver, lower mainland or province of BC area

Qualifications | Critères

The recipient of this award must:

  • Be a resident of British Columbia

  • Be a Member of the NSWOCC in good standing (Provide evidence of current membership registration)

  • Have graduated from the NSWOCC SWAN Program within the past 5 years (must provide evidence of date of graduation)

  • Provide Social Insurance number

  • Provide a photo and a short story of their nursing background and their reason for taking the SWAN Program and give permission for these to be published in the LINK (NSWOCC Journal) 

  • Answer 2 questions, max 500 words per question, which would be reviewed and scored by the NSWOCC Awards committee. 


  • Describe how you have or plan to make a positive impact on the ostomy community (volunteerism, program development, fund raising etc.) 

  • What aspects of WOC nursing are you passionate about?

How to Apply

NSWOCC/WOC Institute Application PDF

2024 Recipient(s)

Emma Jane Linge

2022 Recipient(s)

2021 Recipient(s)

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