News

June 01, 2017

Strahl Encourages Applications for Enabling Accessibility Fund

OTTAWA – During National AccessAbility Week, as we celebrate, highlight and promote inclusion and accessibility across Canada, we are especially aware of how greatly society benefits when all Canadians can participate equally in their workplaces and communities.

The Federal government is now accepting applications from eligible applicants interested in receiving funding from the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope is inviting businesses, community organizations and other eligible recipients to apply for funding through the 2017 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) Call for Proposals.

"In Chilliwack-Hope, we’ve made great strides in promoting inclusion for Canadians with disabilities, but there is still much work to do,” said MP Strahl. “That's why, as part of National AccessAbility Week, I encourage businesses, community organizations and other eligible applicants to apply for Enabling Accessibility Fund funding, so that together we can create a more accessible community."

Canadians with disabilities face challenges every day which prevent them from participating fully in their communities and the economy. Through programs such as the EAF, the Government of Canada is committed to reducing these accessibility barriers and ensuring that everyone has equal access and opportunity.

This call for proposals includes Workplace Accessibility and Community Accessibility funding streams.

The EAF Workplace Accessibility Stream gives eligible businesses and other employers across Canada the opportunity to submit funding proposals for projects that improve accessibility and safety for people with disabilities through the construction, renovation or retrofit of workplaces and the provision of accessible information and communications technologies.

The EAF Community Accessibility Stream provides funding for projects that help improve accessibility and safety through the construction, renovation or retrofit of community facilities and the provision of accessible information and communications technologies so that community programs and services can be accessed by people with disabilities. 

Applicants can submit proposals until Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

For more information about how to submit proposals, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund.html

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