(KENORA, ON.) March 4, 2019 – Today, the Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding) announced over $115,000 to support accessibility through the small projects component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF).
“The EAF is working to break down barriers which prevent persons with disabilities from fully participating in all aspects of Canadian society,” stated Nault. “The projects announced today will help ensure all Northerners have equal opportunities.”
The 2018 EAF funding for small projects, helps eligible organizations with up to $100,000 per project under two funding streams: Community Accessibility and Workplace Accessibility.
The Workplace Accessibility stream gives eligible organizations across Canada funding for projects that improve accessibility and safety for persons with disabilities through renovations, retrofits or construction of workplaces, including the provision of accessible information and communication technologies for work use.
The Community Accessibility stream provides funding for projects that help improve accessibility and safety through renovations, retrofits or construction of community facilities and venues so that programs and services can be accessed by persons with disabilities. This includes the provision of information and communication technologies for community use that eliminate systemic accessibility barriers.
The EAF provides funding for projects which increase accessibility and safety for persons with disabilities in communities and workplaces across Canada. Projects approved for funding create more opportunities for those with disabilities to participate in community activities and to access programs or employment opportunities.
“Providing support to help persons with disabilities access their communities and workplaces is a key part of the Government’s plan to create a more inclusive and accessible North,” concluded Nault. “I want to thank all participating organizations for applying for funding that will help to make our communities more inclusive.”
|Organization Name||Project Title||Project Summary||Funding Amount|
|Lake of the Woods District Hospital||Making the LWDH Training Center Accessible for All||The proposed project consists of constructing a ramp, installing an accessible washroom and automated door openers.||$48,411|
|Wabaseemoong Independent Nations||Resource Centre Accessibility Upgrades||The proposed project consists of constructing two exterior ramps and installing an accessible flooring in the entrance.||$18,089
|Kiizhik Education Corporation||Kiizhik School Accessibility Upgrades||The proposed project consists of building a path, a ramp and installing automated door openers, extending the guardrail and repairing the steps.||$52,516|