Funding is available, up to $10,000 to help businesses break-down accessibility barriers.
Funding is available under two streams: Workplace Accessibility Stream and Community Accessibility Stream and can be used for small scale construction, renovation or retrofit projects or the provision of accessible technologies, in facilities where people with disabilities work or could work in the future that increase accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces. As a result of these projects, people with disabilities have more opportunities to participate in community activities, programs and services, or access employment opportunities. There is also a Youth Innovation Component of the Program and its administered locally by the Small Business Centre’s Brianna Rossit.
“The Youth Innovation Component is a part of the EAF and its objective is to engage and challenge youth to collaborate with local organizations and help build a more inclusive and accessible Canada and I am happy to be apart of the process to assist our local businesses and non-profit access this grant”, said Brianna Rossit.
Both streams of funding will improve accessibility and safety for people with disabilities and is open to not-for-profit organizations (including social enterprises), for profit businesses (maximum 99 fulltime equivalent employees), municipal government, territorial government and indigenous organizations.
“I am inspired by the leadership shown by youth across our area in relation to accessibility and the dedication of our local business community who are working toward breaking down barriers to create an accessible community”, said Amber Darling, Managing Partner of the Small Business Centre.
Deadline for application for this grant funding supported by Employment and Social Development Canada are due by November 30 at 2pm.