Funding: Enabling Accessibility in Workplaces

The Workplace Accessibility Stream of the Enabling Accessibility Fund provides funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in workplaces across Canada. Projects may include:

  • renovating, retrofitting or constructing workplaces in which job opportunities for people with disabilities could be created or maintained;
  • retrofitting motor vehicles for work use ; and
  • providing information and communications technologies for work use.

To be considered eligible for funding, projects must be directly related to maintaining or creating job opportunities for people with disabilities. All projects must also respond to funding priorities identified during calls for proposals, including support from their community.

We are not currently accepting funding applications.

Eligible Grant Recipients

Eligible recipients under the Enabling Accessibility Fund include:

  • Not-for-profit organizations;
  • For profit organizations;
  • Municipalities;
  • Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and,
  • Territorial governments.

Eligibility criteria are further defined during calls for proposals. For example, during the last call for proposals under the Workplace Accessibility Stream, only small businesses were eligible for funding.

Follow-up after you apply

You will receive an automatic acknowledgement of your application within 24 hours of submitting it.

All applicants will be notified of the status of their application within 90 days of the CFP closing date.

Note that not all proposals submitted under this CFP will be approved. Funding is limited and is subject to budget considerations of the Enabling Accessibility Fund and Employment and Social Development Canada, and allocation of funds by Parliament.

It should be noted that decisions are final and there is no appeal process.