GoHere - About
Imagine if you lived with a lifelong condition where you needed to go to the washroom between 5 and 20 times a day

The GoHere Washroom Access Initiative is an innovative program that increases washroom access for people living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or other medical conditions related to incontinence. Crohn’s and Colitis Canada and our organizational partners are proud to launch this program that encourages businesses across Canada to open their washrooms and play an important role in building accessible communities and improving lives.

GoHere has three components that help people find washrooms when and where they need them:

GoHere Decal: Business washroom access, no questions asked

Participating businesses will be identified by displaying the GoHere decal on their store front window. The decal signals to people with incontinence that washrooms are open and available, no questions asked. There is no cost to join, yet the benefits to the whole community are transformational. Get your business involved by applying for your decal today.
GoHere Washroom Finder App: So you know where to go, when you have to go

The GoHere App helps people find the closest available washroom, anywhere in Canada. You can add new locations, rate and comment on existing ones, and even find washrooms en route to your destination. It is available on iPhone, Android and Blackberry TouchScreen.
GoHere Washroom Access Card: Opening washroom doors

A special feature of the GoHere App is the personalized virtual washroom access card to show proof of medical need. The card acts as a safeguard for people facing emergencies and needing access to a location that has not yet joined the GoHere Decal program.
 
Washroom Access Can Transform Lives

By increasing washroom access, we can help people living with Crohn’s, colitis and other incontinence issues to break free from the anxiety, fear and stress they face when leaving their homes. We want everyone to have the opportunity to engage and thrive in their community.
If you see a shop displaying the GoHere decal, please take a moment to thank them for being aware of these conditions and taking positive action.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative are lifelong diseases that affect the digestive system and cause intestinal tissue to become inflamed. Symptoms include diarrhea, internal bleeding, and pain, and result in immediate and urgent need of washrooms.

A primary concern for the nearly 250,000 Canadians living with Crohn’s or colitis is accessing washrooms when they are away from home. Faced with constant fear of a washroom accident, some choose to stay at home and those that don’t must plan their activities around washroom locations. Crohn’s and Colitis Canada wants to reverse this isolation and help create communities that are understanding and accessible.

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is investing in world-class research to find cures, and is also dedicated to providing programs like GoHere to help improve the lives of children and adults living with Crohn’s and Colitis. To learn more visit www.crohnsandcolitis.ca

 
GoHere would not be possible without the support of our partners.

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Interested in participating?

For businesses wishing to order a GoHere decal, 

apply here.

For Volunteers wishing to volunteer for this project, apply here