EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CANADA

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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

ENABLING ACCESSIBILITY FUND

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:

ENABLING ACCESSIBILITY IN COMMUNITIES

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

Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others, and in their communities, are eligible to receive federal grants and contributions funding. Projects must be led or inspired by seniors and address one or more of the following five program objectives:

  • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
  • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
  • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
  • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECTS FOR SENIORS

Community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) that enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization.

Projects must address one or more of the program’s five objectives:

  • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
  • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
  • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
  • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.
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