Employment and Social Development Canada launched a call for proposals on August 6, 2014, under the workplace accessibility stream of the Enabling Accessibility Fund. Small businesses can apply to receive up to $50,000 in grant funding for projects that help to create or maintain job opportunities for people with disabilities through improvements to accessibility in the workplace. Projects may include:
- construction, renovation or retrofit of workplaces in which job opportunities could be created or maintained specifically for people with disabilities; and
- the installation of assistive technologies for work use.
If you are an employer who has hired or is thinking about hiring people with disabilities, you are encouraged to apply for a grant by October 1, 2014. Choose to embrace diversity and break down barriers to accessibility in your workplace!
Click here to find out how to apply. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on October 1, 2014.