Funding Available for Improving Accessibility

The federal Enabling Accessibility Fund is currently receiving applications from local governments for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada.

Eligible projects under this program include renovation, retrofit or construction activities, as well as the provision of information and communication technologies that increase accessibility to facilities where programs and services are offered to people with disabilities.

Proposals can involve a wide variety of projects, however priority will be given to projects that enhance access for children with disabilities (e.g. outdoor playgrounds), veterans with disabilities or seniors with disabilities.  Projects must have support from their community and secure a minimum of 35 per cent of the total eligible proposed project costs from non-federal government sources. Organizations can receive a grant of up to $50,000.

This year’s call for proposals is open to all local governments regardless of size, but only for projects under the children with disabilities priority.

Click here to obtain further information on eligibility criteria and how to submit proposals under the 2015 Enabling Accessibility Fund Call for Proposals for community-based projects.
For more information, contact Karen Lai, BRMT, MA, Accessibility & Inclusion Consultant, (604)889-7961.

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