Petawawa, Ontario… Cheryl Gallant, MP, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, was pleased to present to the Petawawa Civic Centre with $41,700 through the Enabling Accessibility Fund Program. The funds will go towards a new facility door and playground play feature upgrade project.

“Having accessible buildings and facilities ensures that all Canadians have access to services offered in their communities,” said Cheryl Gallant.  “Thanks to our Conservative Government’s Enabling Accessibility Fund Program,   thousands of communities from across Canada are able to received funding to upgrade their facilities and make them accessible for all.”

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) supports community-based projects across Canada that improve accessibility, remove barriers, and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities.

The Enabling Accessibility Fund was established in 2008 to help fund small projects in communities across Canada to improve physical accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Between 2008 and 2010 the program provided funding to hundreds of accessibility projects across Canada. The EAF was renewed and expanded in the 2010 budget to cover medium-sized projects, which enabled communities to undertake larger retrofit projects and foster partnerships for creating new facilities.

The application deadline for the fall small project component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund is September 23rd, 2011. For more information on the Enabling Accessibility Fund and how to apply for funding, please contact my office.

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