Community Futures Meridian

Box 2167, 125 - 1st Avenue East, Kindersley, SK - Phone: (306) 463-1850

The Enabling Accessibility Fund

  • June 7, 2016
  • Written by Meridian Admin

Funding is now available to improve accessibility and safety in your workplace or community.

We wish to inform you of a funding opportunity that may be of interest to you or your network. You could receive up to $50,000 through the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to help improve accessibility in your facility or venue.

Until July 26, 2016, the EAF is accepting applications for funding from businesses and organizations through its Workplace Accessibility Stream and Community Accessibility Stream.

If you are a business with less than 100 employees or a community-based employer, you may be eligible for funding from the Workplace Accessibility Stream to help remove barriers to accessibility in your workplace through:

  • renovation;
  • construction;
  • retrofit activities;
  • and providing accessible workplace technologies.

Examples of eligible projects include installing automated door openers, constructing a universally designed office, securing voice-activated software or retrofitting washrooms to make them accessible. All projects funded must aim at creating and/or maintaining employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

The Government of Canada will provide successful applicants with 65 percent of eligible project costs, up to a maximum of $50,000 per funded project.

If you would like to apply for funding or learn more about these funding streams, visit the EAF website at: www.canada.ca/accessibility-fund