Welcome to the Can't Wait Program
Crohn's & Colitis Australia (CCA) is inviting retailers, business owners and venue operators to show their support for people with the medical condition Crohn's and colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), by displaying a window sticker recognising the Can't Wait Card in their store.
By recognising the card, retailers, businesses and venue operators allow people IBD access to their toilets when needed.
This community service will assist with raising awareness and empathy for all people living with IBD. We are inviting retailers, venue operators and businesses to support the Can't Wait program by recognising our Can't Wait Card in their venue, and enable our members to undertake normal day-to-day activities with confidence.
Research has highlighted that our members base many of their decisions, including where to shop, based on feeling confident they will have access to toilets if required.
What is the Can't Wait Card?
The Can't Wait Card is issued to members of CCA who have been formally diagnosed with Crohn's or colitis (IBD), to help them gain access to a toilet in times of urgency.
The card displays the diagnosed person's name and CCA member number, and identifies that person as someone who requires urgent access to a toilet due to a medical condition.
The condition means that the need for access to a toilet is sometimes extremely urgent and not being able to access one can result in physical pain and embarrassment. Our research shows that this is a very occasional need but when it is required it is urgent and very valuable to the wellbeing of individuals with Crohn's or colitis.