Attention Youth! The Enabling Accessibility Fund Wants Your Ideas — May 31, 2018

Attention Youth! The Enabling Accessibility Fund Wants Your Ideas

May 31, 2018

OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform residents of a call for expressions of interest under the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF).

In celebration of National AccessAbility Week, Employment and Social Development Canada has launched the call for expressions of interest for youth leaders across Canada, who will work with eligible organizations to submit project proposals under EAF’s Youth Innovation Component.

“This opportunity gives young volunteers a chance to make a difference and directly address accessibility issues in their communities,” stated MP Eglinski.

Youth interested in participating are required to identify accessibility barriers in public places or workplaces within their immediate and/or surrounding communities, and seek out interested organizations willing to work with them to develop an EAF accessibility project funding proposal worth up to $10,000. Eligible organizations include: not-for-profit organizations, small businesses (up to 99 full-time employees), small municipalities (population under 125,000), Indigenous organizations, and territorial governments.

The call for expressions of interest will support approximately 125 youth-driven projects aimed at increasing accessibility in community facilities and workplaces across Canada.

“This is an incredible opportunity for young people to gain significant experience in public service and project management, while making meaningful changes in their communities for persons with disabilities and accessibility issues. I encourage our local youth to consider applying to this funding program,” concluded MP Eglinski.

Applicants between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age can apply online at:

www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund-youth-innovation.html

The call for expressions of interest will close on September 21, 2018.

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