Government of Canada Launches Call for Proposals to Improve Accessibility

Ottawa, ON- Organizations can now apply for funding for projects that will create or enhance accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities through the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund. 

Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford, today invited organizations to submit proposals for small projects. These may include renovations, construction and retrofitting of buildings, modification of vehicles for community use or enhancements to make information and communication technologies more accessible. 

“The Government of Canada recognizes the abilities of all Canadians and is committed to removing barriers for people with disabilities,” said MP MacKenzie. “Through the Enabling Accessibility Fund, our Government is improving access to facilities, activities and services to enable all Canadians to participate more fully in society.”

The call for proposals was launched by Dr. Kellie Leitch, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, on August 21, 2012. Organizations can submit proposals until October 5, 2012 and can receive up to $50 000 per project.

To find out how to apply for funding or for more information about the Fund, visit

For more information (media only), contact:

Marian Ngo Office of Minister Finley 819-994-2482  Media Relations Office Human Resources and Skills Development Canada 819-994-5559 Follow us on Twitter