Up to $50,000 for workplace and community accessibility projects

Up to $50,000 is available from Employment & Social Development Canada under the Enabling Accessibility Fund. Deadline to apply is July 26, 2016.

The program includes the following two funding streams:

The Workplace Accessibility Stream provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in workplaces across Canada. Projects may include:

  • renovating, retrofitting or constructing workplaces in which job opportunities for people with disabilities could be created or maintained;
  • retrofitting motor vehicles for work use; and
  • providing information and communications technologies for work use.

To be considered eligible for funding, projects must be directly related to maintaining or creating job opportunities for people with disabilities. All projects must also meet the specific eligibility criteria identified in calls for proposals, including support from their community.

The Community Accessibility Stream provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada. Projects may include:

  • renovating, retrofitting or constructing community facilities where programs and/or services are or will be offered to people with disabilities;
  • retrofitting motor vehicles used as community-based transportation; and,
  • providing information and communications technologies for community use.

To be considered eligible for funding, projects must be directly related to removing barriers and increasing accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities. All projects must also meet the specific eligibility criteria identified in calls for proposals, including support from the community.

Eligible organizations include:

  • not-for-profit organizations, including social enterprises;
  • small businesses (maximum 99 full-time equivalent employees);
  • small municipalities (population under 125,000 as per census data);
  • Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); or territorial governments.

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