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Call for Proposals to Improve Accessibility - Government of Canada

  • Published: 2012-08-23 (Revised/Updated 2014-03-14) : Government of Canada.
  • Synopsis: Canadian organizations can apply for project funding that will create or enhance accessibility for people with disabilities in Canada

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Quote: "The Government of Canada recognizes the abilities of all Canadians and is committed to removing barriers for people with disabilities."

Organizations can now apply for funding for projects that will create or enhance accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities through the Government of Canada's Enabling Accessibility Fund.

Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland - Quinte West today invited organizations to submit proposals for small projects.

These may include:

  • renovations
  • construction
  • retrofitting of buildings
  • modification of vehicles for community use
  • enhancements to make information and communication technologies more accessible

"The Government of Canada recognizes the abilities of all Canadians and is committed to removing barriers for people with disabilities," said MP Norlock.

"Through the Enabling Accessibility Fund, our Government is improving access to facilities, activities and services to enable all Canadians to participate more fully in society."

The call for proposals was launched by Dr. Kellie Leitch, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honorable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, on August 21, 2012.

Organizations can submit proposals until October 5, 2012, and can receive up to $50,000 per project.

To find out how to apply for funding or for more information about the Fund, visit www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/index.shtml

Related Information:

  1. Removing Barriers for People with Disability - Government of Canada - Funding to improve the accessibility of conferences and key events for people with disabilities.
  2. Accessibility for All Canadians - Government of Canada - Organizations can now apply for funding for projects that will create or enhance accessibility for people with disabilities.
  3. Government of Canada Calls for Proposals That Remove Barriers for People With Disabilities - Canadian Government calls for proposals focusing on projects that will improve services or accessibility for people with disabilities to fully participate in society.


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