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Office for Disability Issues
Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada
105, rue Hôtel de Ville
Gatineau, QC K1A 0J9
Telephone: (800) 622-6232
TTY : (800) 926-9105


The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports community-based projects across Canada that improve accessibility, remove barriers and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities.

The program includes the following streams:


The Small Project Component provides grant funding to projects that improve the accessibility of existing facilities. Projects may include:

  • the renovation, construction and retrofitting of buildings;
  • he modification of vehicles for community use; and
  • the provision of accessible communication technologies, such as audio induction loop systems and screen readers.

All projects funded through this component must create or enhance accessibility for people with disabilities within Canada.

New Horizons for Seniors Program -

Fredericton Service Canada Centre
633 Queen Street
P.O. Box 12000
Fredericton NB E3B 5G4
Telephone: 1-800-277-9914
(select “0” to speak with an agent)
TTY: 1-800-255-4786

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program. It provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities.

Program objectives

  • Promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations
  • Engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others
  • Expand awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse
  • Support the social participation and inclusion of seniors
  • Provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors

Community-based projects

Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding for 1 year.

Grants up to $25,000 for Community-based projects

Community-based projects can apply for a small grant of up to $5,000 for 1 year.

Small grants up to $5,000 for Community-based projects

Pan-Canadian projects

Pan-Canadian funding support large projects that meet the growing social needs of seniors and create an important impact in communities. Organizations can apply for projects up to 5 years in duration.

Grants and contributions Pan-Canadian projects

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