Federal funding available for accessibility projects: applications close May 24th

News 100 redBy Staff

April 9th, 2018



Her goal is to make Oakville North-Burlington the most livable community in Canada. Member of Parliament for Oakville North Burlington Pam Damoff is pointing her constituents to a federal government program that is committed to reducing barriers for Canadians with disabilities and ensuring that everyone has equal access and opportunity to succeed.

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) supports organizations across Canada that improve accessibility and enables Canadians with disabilities to participate more fully in society.

Damoff with big wide open smiles

Pam Damoff MP for Oakville Burlington North

The goal, said Damoff, starts with ensuring our community is both inclusive and accessible for everyone who lives here. I would like to encourage not-for-profits, Indigenous organizations, and municipal governments to apply for funding for the retrofit, renovation or new construction of accessible facilities or venues through the 2018 EAF call for concepts (CFC) for mid-sized projects.

Eligible applicants have until May 24, 2018, to submit their project concept application. The federal contribution for such projects can be between $350,000 and $1 million, and are asked to be focused on retrofit, renovation, or new construction of projects that increase accessibility. Example projects can be found at the following link.

Eligible organizations must offer or plan to offer services and programs that support the social and labour market integration needs of people with disabilities.

EAF - federalSince the creation of the EAF in 2007, the Government of Canada has funded over 3,000 projects, helping Canadians gain access to their communities’ programs, services and workplaces. Starting in 2018–19, the EAF grants and contributions budget will grow to $20.65 million, as Budget 2017 provided $77 million over 10 years to expand the activities of the EAF and support more small and mid-sized projects, including youth driven proposals, aimed at improving accessibility in Canadian communities and workplaces.

Applicants are invited to submit their project concepts before May 24 and if the project concepts are successful, applicants will then be asked to submit a detailed proposal at a later date. You may submit a project concept application online, by mail or email.

Any questions about the application process? contact 905-847-4043 or pam.damoff@parl.gc.ca.


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