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Economic Support & Resources

District of Hudson's Hope
Accessibility Upgrades

Enabling Accessibility Fund - Youth Innovation Component

Federal Government
About

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for projects that make Canadian communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. The EAF supports Canada's Disability Inclusion Action Plan, in particular Pillar 3 - Accessible and Inclusive Communities. To learn more, consult the Canada's Disability Inclusion Action Plan, 2022. The EAF aims to create more opportunities for persons with disabilities to: 

  • take part in community activities, programs, and services, or 

  • access employment 

There are 3 different program components in the EAF. Each component holds separate calls for funding. 


The youth innovation component encourages youth to find accessibility barriers in their communities. They work with local organizations to improve accessibility and safety in community spaces and workplaces. 

Funding

Up to $12,000 per project.

Application Period

May 30, 2024, to October 4, 2024

Eligible Applicants

Youth between 15 to 30 years of age at the time of the application; legally entitled to work in Canada; and, either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or individual who has been granted refugee status in Canada

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria will be further defined during each funding process. 


Project ideas
  • purchasing para-hockey sleds 

  • building raised garden beds in a community garden 

  • providing accessible beach mats and beach wheelchairs 

  • purchasing voice recognition software

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