The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. EAF creates more opportunities for persons with disabilities to:
Take part in community activities, programs and services access employment.
This Call for Proposals (CFP) will provide up to $57,950,000 in funding in fiscal year 2022 to 2023 to support a minimum of 580 accessibility projects, and up to $6,500,000 to support a minimum of 65 Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) projects.
The Department will prioritize funding to projects that help improve accessibility and safety for persons with disabilities in:
Shelters, for those experiencing violence and/or gender-based violence
Workplaces where persons with disabilities work or could work in the future
Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) centres
Indigenous projects to improve accessibility in Indigenous organizations. Eligible organizations can only submit 1 application to this CFP and can apply for up to $100,000 for:
Small construction, renovation or retrofit of existing spaces to improve accessibility accessible Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
We are distributing funding as equitably as possible. We may give consideration to:
Projects based on geographic distribution
Projects submitted by Indigenous organizations
If the number of applications received is higher than the amount of funding available, the Department may consider funding organizations that have never received EAF funding.
The date for the information sessions are as follows:
September 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT) – French for shelter organizations
September 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT) – English for shelter organizations
September 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT) – English – all organizations
September 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT) – French – all organizations
September 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM (EDT) – French for Indigenous organizations
September 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT) – English for Indigenous organizations
October 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT) – English – all organizations
October 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT) – French – all organizations
October 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT) – English – all organizations
October 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT) – French – all organizations
A demonstration of the application process, including the EAF Calculator, will be presented. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
If you would like to attend an information session, send an email to NC-HIP-PIP-EAF_ODI-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca. In your email, specify the date and your preferred language (English or French). If you require accommodations to participate, please let us know.