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Enabling Accessibility Fund for Small Projects Component


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 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make communities and workplaces across Canada 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

Eligible Applicants

Your organization must be 1 of the following:

  • not-for-profit organization
  • for-profit organization with a maximum of 99 full-time equivalent employees
  • municipalities
  • Indigenous organizations, including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities
  • registered and/or licensed Early Learning and Child Care centres. ELCC centres situated in or on public school property will be required to demonstrate that the proposed project activity is exclusively for the use of the child care centre/program
  • Indigenous ELCCs, ESDC recognizes that not all Indigenous ELCC centres (including those on reserves, operating in Inuit communities, or operated by Self-Governing First Nations or Modern Treaty Holders) are issued a registration or licensing number. These organizations are still eligible to apply under this call. In question 34 of the application for funding form, please include a statement if this is the case
  • territorial government

Eligible Expenses

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:

Deadline Date

  Apply between September 7, 2022 and November 1, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
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