Funding: Enabling Accessibility in Communities

The Community Accessibility Stream of the Enabling Accessibility Fund is designed to provide funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada. Projects may include:

  • renovating, retrofitting or constructing community facilities where programs and/or services are offered to people with disabilities;
  • retrofitting motor vehicles used as community-based transportation; and,
  • providing information and communications technologies to make them more accessible for the community.

To be considered eligible for funding, projects must be directly related to removing barriers and increasing accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities. All projects must also meet the specific eligibility criteria identified in the calls for proposals, including support from the community.

For information on past projects, browse the approved funding projects.

Application Information

We are not currently accepting applications.

Follow-up

Acknowledgment letter

We acknowledge receipt of your application within 21 calendar days of receiving your application package. This is our timeline under normal conditions, which complies with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) service standards.

Final decision

The Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada makes the final decision on projects recommended for funding. ESDC will make every effort to process your application in a timely manner. The amount of time it takes to process applications is determined by the volume of applications received. Once a final decision has been made on all applications, ESDC will notify applicants in writing of the review outcome (approval or rejection).

Project start date

Recipients must not start their projects until they receive an ESDC approval letter and an agreement has been signed by an ESDC representative.

Inquiries

If you have any questions about the Enabling Accessibility Fund, contact us.

Inquiries will be answered within five working days of receipt.