Ron McKinnon

Your member of parliament for


Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam

Ron McKinnon

Your member of parliament for


Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam

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THE ENABLING ACCESSIBILITY FUND CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW OPEN

I am delighted to invite you to apply for funding for community projects that support building accessibility infrastructure in Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF).

The Government of Canada recognizes that Canadians with disabilities face challenges every day that prevent them from fully participating in their communities and the economy. The EAF seeks to reduce accessibility barriers, in order to ensure that everyone has equal access and opportunities. This call for applications follows our first call for mid-size EAF project proposals and will focus on smaller-scale or youth-led initiatives.

Our small projects component will support construction renovation or retrofit projects that will quickly increase accessibility in communities or workplaces, through grants of up to $100,000 per project.

The new youth innovation component empowers our youth to identify accessibility barriers within our communities and partner with local organizations to complete an application for project funding. These initiatives will work to increase accessibility and safety through grants of up to $10,000 per project.

In the past, the EAF has provided organizations in Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, such as the New View Society, the Port Coquitlam Legion and the King of Life Lutheran church with over $73,000 to increase accessibility in their facilities.

From providing funds to support the installation of automated door openers, to the creation of centres that offer programming for people with disabilities, the EAF works to support increased accessibility in Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam.

For more information about applying for the EAF, visit:  https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/enabling-accessibility-fund.

Key Dates

May 31st: Application period opens

July 26th: Last day for applications

Quick Tips

If you have questions about the application process, please email: NC-HIP-PIP-EAF_ODI-GD@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca. Questions received by July 26, 2018 at 9AM PST will be answered.

If you have any questions about applying for the EAF, programming and benefits for persons with disabilities, or any other concerns, I encourage you to contact me at my constituency office at ron.mckinnon@parl.gc.ca or (604)-927-1080. I look forward to hearing all about your accomplishments, contributions, and goals!