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Enabling Accessibility Fund




The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make Canadian communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. EAF aims to create more opportunities for persons with disabilities to:

  • take part in community activities, programs and services, or
  • access employment

Eligible Applicants

  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • For profit organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
  • Territorial governments

Eligible Expenses

The youth innovation component

The youth innovation component encourages youth to find accessibility barriers in their communities. They work with local organizations to improve accessibility and safety in community spaces and workplaces. Grant funding can be up to $10,000 per project.

Project ideas include:

  • purchasing para-hockey sleds
  • building raised garden beds in a community garden
  • providing accessible beach mats and beach wheelchairs

The small projects component

The small projects component provides grant funding for small-scale construction and communication technology projects that improve accessibility in communities and workplaces. Grants can be up to $100,000 per project.

Project examples may include:

  • building ramps, accessible doors and accessible washrooms
  • installing screen reader devices and hearing loop systems
  • constructing a universally designed office
  • creating an accessible playground

The mid-sized projects component

The mid-sized projects component gives funding for larger construction projects. These projects must offer a holistic suite of programs and services to include persons with disabilities in:

  • their communities, and
  • the labour market

Contributions can be up to $3 million per project.

Eligible projects may include:

  • constructing or renovating centres or hubs that offer programming and services for persons with disabilities in their communities
  • expanding existing centres or hubs that offer programming and services for persons with disabilities in their communities

Deadline Date

  Open and closes.
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