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Enabling Accessibility Fund for Small Businesses in Canada

  • Published: 2014-08-06 (Revised/Updated 2014-11-28) : Author: Employment and Social Development Canada : Contact:
  • Synopsis: Minister Bergen launches new call for proposals for the Enabling Accessibility Fund for small Canadian businesses.

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"Our Government has taken unprecedented action to support Canadians with disabilities. As part of our focus on creating jobs and opportunities, we invite small businesses to begin submitting proposals to eliminate barriers and improve accessibility for people with disabilities. Our goal is to ensure all Canadians can participate in, and contribute their many skills to our workforce. - The Honorable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development)"

The Enabling Accessibility Fund call for proposals was launched today by the Honorable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) at the Nanaimo Association for Community Living, giving eligible small businesses in all provinces and territories the opportunity to submit proposals until October 1, 2014.

Small businesses are encouraged to apply for funding, to receive grants of up to $50,000 for projects that will increase accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in workplaces across the country.

Projects must address the objective of removing barriers, improving accessibility and enabling Canadians with disabilities to participate in, and contribute to their local economies. They must support employment opportunities for people with disabilities through construction and renovation activities that will improve accessibility in the workplace.

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For more information about how to submit proposals please visit

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