NEXT DEADLINE IS JULY 26th, 2016
The Government of Canada recognizes the abilities of all Canadians and celebrates the progress we have made as a society toward the full inclusion of people with disabilities. The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) was introduced by the Conservatives in 2007 as a three-year, program to support community-based accessibility projects across Canada. Since that time and because of the program’s success, over 2,300 projects have been funding and the program has been extended.
Through the EAF, the Government of Canada is helping Canadians participate fully in their communities by improving access to facilities, activities and services. Projects are separated into either a Workplace Accessibility Stream or a Community Accessibility Stream.
Not-for-profit organizations, small municipalities, small businesses, private-sector organizations, colleges and universities, and territorial and Aboriginal governments can apply for funding in support of accessibility improvement projects.
Funding could entail constructing an interior or exterior ramp, installing wider doors or automated door openers, building an accessible washroom, installing door handles and light switches that improve accessibility, installing an elevator or lift or similar projects.
For more information about the Enabling Accessibility Fund, please visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/disability or call 1-800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232).