CANADA – App that connects users with abortion providers launched across Canada

An new web-based app, accessed through the Sexual Health Options Resources and Education (SHORE) Centre, a sexual health resource centre in Waterloo, Canada, matches people with their nearest abortion provider. It asks for some information about the woman, e.g. what abortion method she wants, and then provides an instant referral. The app was launched across Canada on 19 June 2019. It was developed for the Shore Center with the help of a local tech company called Zeitspace. It was first released locally and then in southwestern Ontario in 2017. The webpage for the app can be found here: App webpage.

SOURCES: CBC News, 19 June 2019 ; CBC News, by Peggy Lam, 22 November 2017