Enabling Accessibility Funding Open for Applications

June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017 (St. Thomas, ON) – Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, and Official Opposition Critic for Families, Children and Social Development, is pleased to advise that the Government of Canada is now accepting applications from eligible applicants interested in receiving funding from the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) through Employment and Social Development Canada.


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


The Standard Grant Application for Funding can be submitted under either of EAF’s two funding streams: the Workplace Accessibility Stream or the Community Accessibility Stream. Applications must be submitted by July 26, 2017.


“Accessible communities and workplaces are essential components for the inclusion of people with disabilities in many community services and programs,” said Vecchio. “This, in turn, increases their opportunities to engage in community life and the local economy.”


For more information on these streams and how to apply, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund.html



For more information, Kaylie Kuipers, Office of Karen Vecchio, MP 519-637-2255