Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s GoHere Washroom Access Program expands through a new partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury

Sarah Bouchard - Sudbury Chapter President and Sarah Lavoie - 2019 Gutsy Walk Chair

The City of Greater Sudbury adds the locations of municipal washroom facilities to the GoHere app

Sudbury, ON, July 4, 2019 – The City of Greater Sudbury demonstrates its commitment to embracing an accessible community as it adds the addresses of over 20 municipal washroom facilities to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s GoHere Washroom Locator App, a key component of the national, volunteer-based charity’s GoHere Washroom Access Program. The GoHere app enables people living, working or visiting the city with the ability to identify the locations of these public washroom facilities.

“The City of Greater Sudbury is proud to partner with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada on this important initiative to make it easier for persons living with inflammatory bowel disease to locate our public washrooms,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “Municipal libraries, beaches, the downtown Transit Centre and Tom Davies Square will appear on the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Washroom Locator App. These locations will also display the GoHere decal to provide reassurance that individuals are welcome to use our public facilities.”

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada created the GoHere program to improve quality of life for the one in 140 Canadians living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease. People living with these diseases experience a range of symptoms, including the urgent need to access a washroom. The benefits of the program extend to individuals living with other health conditions as well.

“For our patient community, washroom access is a key lifestyle concern, which is why we created the GoHere program,” says Mina Mawani, President and CEO, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. “Our partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury will enable individuals living with these diseases to quickly identify and locate public washroom facilities throughout the community.”

Members of the community are encouraged to download the free GoHere app, which is available on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry Touchscreen. A unique component of the app is a personalized digital access card that indicates proof of medical need when requesting access to a washroom at a registered location, or even at a location that has yet to register for the program.

Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to follow the City of Greater Sudbury’s lead by registering their locations with the GoHere program. To learn more about Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, and to register for the program, please visit

About Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of everyone impacted by these diseases. We are the world’s second largest health charity funder of Crohn’s and colitis research, and our patient programs and advocacy efforts support the people affected by these chronic autoimmune diseases, which cause the body to attack healthy tissue, leading to the inflammation of all or part of the gastrointestinal tract. Visit for more information.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Stacey Sheehan
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
416-920-5035 ext. 243

Shannon Dowling
Corporate Communications
City of Greater Sudbury
705-674-4455 ext. 2539

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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