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WDM SASKATOON RECEIVES FUNDING FROM COVID-19 RESILIENCE STREAM FOR WASHROOM UPGRADES

The WDM Saskatoon is thrilled to announce it has received funding from the federal and provincial governments, through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream, for upgrades to the public washrooms at the WDM Saskatoon.

This project consists of major upgrades to the main floor washrooms to create barrier-free spaces that are up-to-code for our Museum visitors.

The Board of Directors is excited about the infrastructure improvements happening at the WDM Saskatoon. These improvements will have a positive impact on all who visit the Museum.

– Orlanda Drebit, WDM Board Chair

Upgraded and barrier-free washrooms will improve the visitor experience for everyone. Currently, the only barrier-free washroom is located on the second level, making it difficult for visitors to access.  Gender-neutral washrooms allow the WDM to offer safe, on-site programming for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Wheelchair accessible washrooms increases the comfort of visitors with special needs. And, when it is safe to do so, updated washrooms will benefit events hosted at the Museum.

Having barrier-free washrooms on the main floor is important to the WDM’s vision. A Saskatchewan where everyone belongs and histories matter. This project will ensure people of all abilities and diversities feel safe and welcomed at the WDM Saskatoon.

The project is tentatively scheduled to begin in June 2021 and be completed by December 2021.

I am grateful to the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan for supporting these upgrades at the WDM Saskatoon. These upgrades are one of the many ways we are working to increase inclusion at the WDM.

– Joan Kanigan, CEO

The WDM Board of Directors, Management and staff thanks the Government of Canada and Government of Saskatchewan for generously funding this project.

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