Campaign to include public toilets as essential public health infrastructure in the 2020-2021 budget

The Gottago! Campaign is asking your organization to co-sign the attached letter. In it, we ask the City of Ottawa Mayor and Councillors to include public toilets as essential public health infrastructure in the current budget considerations.

A big thank you to all who have lent their support. A letter co-signed by many community groups, organizations and BIAs will constitute a powerful statement in supporting this policy request.

The city pre-budget consultations has begun on October 6. Therefore it is urgent that you sign this letter as soon as possible so that we can send it to the mayor and councillors for consideration during the budget hearing.  

GottaGo! campaign letter to City of Ottawa Mayor and Councillors

Check out the ever growing list of co-signers:

  1. ACORN, Ottawa-Gatineau
  2. Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa (54 member organizations)
  3. Bank Street BIA
  4. Bike Ottawa
  5. Briargreen Community Association
  6. Byward Market BIA
  7. Centretown Community Association
  8. City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)
  9. Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres (13 community health centres and 58 community resources centres)
  10. Council on Aging
  11. Councillor Catherine McKenney, Somerset Ward
  12. Crohns and Colitis, Ottawa
  13. Crystal Beach-Lakeview Community Association
  14. Ecology Ottawa
  15. Federation of Citizens’ Associations (136 member associations + 2 civic associations)
  16. Glebe Annex Community Association
  17. Glebe Community Association
  18. Healthy Transportation Coalition (36 member organizations)
  19. Heron Park Community Association
  20. Joel Harden, MPP, Ottawa Centre
  21. Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association
  22. Lowertown Community Association
  23. Manotick BIA
  24. Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition (16 aboriginal organizations)
  25. Ottawa Disability Coalition (18 member organizations)
  26. Shepherds of Good Hope
  27. Social Planning Council of Ottawa
  28. Somerset West Community Health Centre
  29. The Well