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Removing Barriers for People with Disability - Government of Canada

  • Published: 2011-02-22 (Revised/Updated 2014-03-14) : Author: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • Synopsis: Funding to improve the accessibility of conferences and key events for people with disabilities.

The Government of Canada is inviting not-for-profit organizations to apply for funding to improve the accessibility of conferences and key events for people with disabilities.

The Honorable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, announced today a new call for proposals for accommodation projects under the Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability component.

Eligible expenses could include:

"The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to help Canadians with disabilities and their families," said Minister Finley. "Successful projects resulting from this call will complement the government's work on improving accessibility and promote the participation of people with disabilities across Canada."

Eligible organizations can receive up to $20,000 for accommodation projects. Proposals submitted under this call must meet the program criteria of the Social Development Accommodation projects. Interested not-for-profit organizations have until March 21, 2011, to apply for funding.

To learn more about the call for proposals and for information on the Government of Canada's programs for people with disabilities, visit

The Disability component of the Social Development Partnerships Program (SDPP) supports projects that are designed to improve the participation and integration of people with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian society. More specifically, the program supports a wide range of community-based initiatives that provide effective approaches in addressing social issues and barriers that face people with disabilities.

Under this call for proposals, organizations eligible to apply for funding must be Canadian, not-for-profit (including registered charities and social enterprises) that are actively pursuing activities in line with the SDPP's objectives and that are holding an event between June 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.

The objectives of the Program are to:

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