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Construction Completed on Gender-Neutral Washroom at the WDM Saskatoon

The WDM Saskatoon is thrilled to announce the completion of a new gender-neutral washroom. With funding from the federal and provincial governments, through the COVID-19 Resilience Stream and the City of Saskatoon through its Cultural Capital Grant Program, the WDM was able to create a safe space for people of all abilities and diversities. In addition to the new gender-neutral washroom, upgrades are also underway in the WDM Saskatoon’s two public washrooms.

For trans and gender-nonconforming individuals, using gendered washrooms can often be a source of anxiety and stress. Gender-neutral washrooms allow the WDM to offer safe, on-site programming for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Wheelchair-accessible washrooms also increases the comfort of visitors with special needs. Having barrier-free washrooms is important to the WDM’s vision: A Saskatchewan where everyone belongs and histories matter.

The gender-neutral washroom is located on the main floor across from the Boomtown Café.

“We are very pleased to now have a gender-neutral accessible washroom on the main floor of the WDM. This project would not have been possible without the support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the City of Saskatoon and we are grateful for their support.”

– Joan Kanigan, WDM CEO

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

 

  • For those of us who are not comfortable with a gender-neutral washroom, will we still have access to gendered washrooms?

    • Hi Kareen,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the gendered washrooms are still available and are currently undergoing renovations.

      -Tanya Callaway
      Administrative Assistant – Communications

  • This is fantastic! For a museum dedicated to our past, it’s wonderful seeing these steps being taken to create a more inclusive future!

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