Crohn’s and Colitis Canada launched the GoHere Washroom Access Program on June 25, 2015. Mayor Nenshi helped launch the program in Calgary to help Canadians with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis manage one of the difficult symptoms of these disorders – the sudden and urgent need to use the washroom which can occur from five to more than 20 times a day.
As Mayor Nenshi stated: “Calgary and Calgarians have long been dedicated to building an inclusive society. The participation of local businesses in support of the GoHere Washroom Access Program ensures our community remains welcoming to all. By joining the GoHere Washroom Access Program, Calgary businesses and participating Business Revitalization Zones are demonstrating great civic leadership and good business sense...I challenge other businesses and BRZs to adopt the GoHere program to make our community even more accessible to people who need washroom access. As a municipality, I’m proud that the City of Calgary is working hard to ensure access at our public facilities as well.”
To learn more about the launch of GoHere and our partnership with the City of Calgary, you may read a National Post article here.
On April 5, 2016, the City of Mississauga partnered with Crohn's and Colitis Canada to supply all of Mississauga's facility washroom locations for the GoHere app.
Mayor Crombie publically endorsed the program, declaring: "People must be free to live their lives without worrying about not being able to use a washroom, which is why it is so important to make it known that all of our facilities are open for all residents and visitors to Mississauga...I am proud to support Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s GoHere Washroom Locator App and the comfort it gives to people in our community and I hope that it encourages other organizations and businesses to follow suit.”
For more information on our partnership with the City of Mississauga, please click here.