CUMBERLAND-COLCHESTER, N.S. — Through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) the federal government is investing over $317,000 in four projects led by organizations in Cumberland-Colchester, N.S. that will help improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
Funding through the small projects component of the EAF will support Factory 58 Holdings Inc., the Village of Bible Hill, Rath Eastlink Community Centre and the Municipality of the County of Colchester.
The projects involve renovations of all sizes, from making two floors fully wheelchair accessible for the Municipality of the County of Colchester to installing a lift allowing access to another floor at Factory 58 Holdings.
The EAF is a federal grants and contributions program that supports construction projects across Canada that improve the accessibility, safety and inclusion for people with disabilities. The program helps provide accessible infrastructure such as ramps, automatic doors and accessible washrooms.
During this funding event, it was also announced that there are two calls for proposals under the EAF mid-sized projects and youth innovation components. The mid-sized projects component of the EAF provides contributions of up to $1 million to support larger retrofit, renovation or construction projects in facilities that house programs and services that help to increase social participation and labour market opportunities for people with disabilities in Canada. The youth innovation component seeks to challenge youth between 15 and 30 to volunteer and collaborate with local organizations in their communities to secure funding of up to $10,000 for accessibility projects.
More information can be found at Canada.ca.