Enabling Accessibility Fund – June 1, 2017

Enabling Accessibility Fund

June 1, 2017

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform residents that the federal government is currently accepting applications to the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

The EAF funds organizations, businesses and other eligible recipients to improve accessibility and safety for people with disabilities by supporting the capital costs of renovation, construction and retrofit activities, as well as the provision of accessible technologies in workplaces and communities across Canada.

This year, there are two funding streams:

  • Workplace Accessibility Stream – provides funding for small projects that improve accessibility and/or safety for people with disabilities in workplaces.
  • Community Accessibility Stream – provides funding for small projects that improve accessibility and/or safety for people with disabilities in communities.

The deadline to apply is July 26, 2017. More information can be found at ESDC’s website: www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund.html.

“This call for proposals provides an important opportunity to make sure that all residents in our riding of Yellowhead, regardless of their abilities, feel welcome in their workplaces and communities. That is why I strongly encourage all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for this funding,” concluded MP Eglinski.

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